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So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: The Market in Bergen Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Crab legs.

The fish market in Bergen Norway is a feast for the senses. The briny smell of the water from the North sea mingling with the pungent smell of fresh fish. The creamy taste of homemade fish soup mixing with the smell of fresh grilled salmon, cooked to order (for the right price, you could have […]

8 Hidden Gems in Minneapolis and St Paul (with some trivia that will make you SUPER smart!)

Hidden Gems in Minneapolis

I don’t exactly know why, but Minneapolis and St Paul often get passed up as prime tourism destinations in favor or their warmer, more posh companions.  I don’t know why…there are a lot of great hidden gems in Minneapolis and St. Paul just waiting to be discovered. Do people really think that winter here lasts […]

Reverse Culture Shock: 8 Things That Are Irritating Me Since I Left France

Shanna and the baguette in front of Notre Dame

Most of the time, I hear people talking about going into “culture shock” when they arrive in a foreign country.  For me, when I left France, the culture shock that I experienced was the shock of returning to the United States.  There are so many things here now that never really irritated me before, but […]