As some of you might know, if you are following me on Twitter, I spent the last month in the USA. Given that I've been working as a teacher, I have my summers free so 3 years ago I decided to get involved with an agency that organizes trips in English speakings countries for young students to go and improve their English. My job is to go with them and take care of them, basicly make sure that they're having a good time. We all stay with families and after being in London the first year and in NYC (in Brooklyn) the second, this year I ended up in Upstate New York. This year was a bit different than the previous ones because it was an immersion program so the kids had to spend their time with their families and the whole group would meet only once or twice for week for a trip or activity.
I wanted to share with you some of my experiences and memories of this month. I'll have to admit that this year was difficult for some kids at first but this experience was amazing. I had a great time with my family, the Fagnani. They took me to a lot of fab places and Carmen, the daughter, and me had a shared love for books so she showed me some great book stores!
Cool Book Stores:
I went with the group to Saratoga Springs and discovered this amazing second hand book store where I got this cute edition of the first book of Narnia. Given that my sister is a huge fan of Narnia, that'll be a present for her.
Next cool book store was in Harvard University, in Boston. It was not actually a store, just this litte cute wood house where you could leave your books and take new ones. How cool is that? I didn't have any books with me, but I couldn't resist taking one home with me. Next time I go, I'll make sure to bring a book!
Also in Boston, we visited this outdoors second hand book store where you could get amazing books starting from one dollar. I got Moloka'i by Alan Brennert for one dolar! I had read really good things about it so I was very pleased! And the book store is amazing, they have some treasures inside too.
And finally, in New York City, I visited again the Strand Book Store. This amazing book store is one of the biggest I have ever seen and you can get lost there for hours discovering new books. As their motto says, this is the place Where Books Are Loved.
But this month wasn't only about books. I also had time to fly with a small plane, drive a four-wheeler, ride a horse, hike, visit amazing places, meet the Amish, shop and meet some amazing Americans!