Ever dreamed of packing up everything and moving abroad for a year? Well, Charlotteans Scott Mattei and Ashley Anderson Mattei have actually done it. They are wrapping up a yearlong adventure in Paris, along with their two kids Kate and Charlie. We asked them how they prepared and what they’ve discovered in their year à l’étranger.
Ashley: Rodin gardens, Musée Marmottan Monet, picnics on the Champ de Mars under the Eiffel Tower, cozy cafés, my apartment 🙂
Scott: Try and make it happen. We as Americans are so insular in our worldly perception. Travelling abroad no matter for how many times and how long does not come close to the understanding and appreciation that comes from living there.
Ashley: I totally agree. I always tell them they speak English very well and then ask “where did you learn?” They love it.