Today I am interviewing Amanda who lives in Egypt. She was my Mom’s third grade student when my Mom was a teacher. She used to visit us when she lived in Ohio and we always had fun with her.
You can read more about Amanda’s adventures in Egypt on her blog.
Me: Why are you living in Egypt?
Amanda: I live in Egypt because I work as a professional nanny here. I take care of two children who are 5 and 2 years old.
Me: What is the easiest/hardest part of living in Egypt?
Amanda: The easiest part of living in Egypt is that i’ve been blessed with wonderful employers. I am very comfortable in my home and with my work. It feels like a second home. The Lord has been so cool with how things are working out. The hardest part is probably the language barrier. I speak very little Arabic and it can be very difficult at times. There are even other people who work in the house with me who I can’t communicate with because they don’t speak any English.
Me: What do you love best about living in Egypt?
Amanda: I love many things about living here. My kids are precious. Learning about the culture is fascinating-I live right down the road from the Pyramids of Giza and the Nile River. I have to say it’s pretty neat to be able to say that i’ve been to places and seen things that are in the Bible! It’s also a privilege to be apart of a time in Egypt where history is being made. There are a lot of changes happening here, and I’m right in the middle of it! Pretty cool.
Me: What is a typical day like?
Amanda: A typical day for me is pretty simple. Wake up and go get the kids. We spend the morning playing and reading. We have a pool so we swim a lot. Sometimes we go to the indoor play ground since the sun is so strong in the afternoons. We also like to play wii, the 5 yr old likes to teach me Arabic, and they both love the iPad. Kids just like to have fun and play. It doesn’t matter where they live We plan trips for me to see things too. Like the camels, cruise the Nile, pyramids, mt Sinai, and the Red Sea. I have so much to do while i’m here!
Me: My mom was your third grade teacher. What is your favorite memory of her?
Amanda: My favorite memory with your mom is probably the time she rode in my car when we went on a field trip! Our whole class adored her and it was something special when you got one on one time with her. Either that, or when she came outside during recess. I have pictures of that!
Question for you (readers): Has anyone ever visited or lived in a foreign country? Which one(s)?
Do you have any questions for Amanda in Egypt?