Things You Don’t See In America #9, The Grocery Store Pub

It’s well known and not a surprise that Europe have a different and more relaxed approach to alcohol than America. Even with as much time as I’ve spent running around the continent though, I was still surprised to walk into the entrance area of a supermarket in Luxembourg and see……. a bar! Before the mini … More Things You Don’t See In America #9, The Grocery Store Pub

Christmas Vacation Days 17-19: New Year’s Eve Prep and Celebration

So, I apologoze, I did it again. I slacked off and disappeared for a little while. I love blogging but things have been crazy busy around here lately. But, I promised that I would finish all of my Christmas Vacation posts, so here is a December post inApril……… Christmas Vacation Day 17: Two days before … More Christmas Vacation Days 17-19: New Year’s Eve Prep and Celebration

Martinszug in Boise (St. Martin’s Day Procession)

Did you know there was a German community in little ‘ol Boise, Idaho?  We didn’t.  Well, not personally anyway. We had read on the internet about a club that met here occasionally, but we never ended up going to any of the meetings.  We were told by our new friends from the Basque Soccer Friendly … More Martinszug in Boise (St. Martin’s Day Procession)

Things You Don’t See in America #7

These billboards sprang up all over Trier, Germany right before Silvester*.  I wonder which would upset some fragile American sensibilities more, the conveniently-but-barely-covered “naughty bits” or the fact that it is an advertisement for a Brothel? I guess it could be possible to see something similar to this in Nevada, but I don’t know if … More Things You Don’t See in America #7

Things You Don’t See in America #6

This I found at an Autobahn gas station.  I would have never thought that a magazine stand could represent a cultural attitude…….. but you would never see Playboy just chillin next to Cosmopolitan anywhere in America.  Especially not without that magical plastic bag to hide the big, bad boobies that would singlehandedly destroy the moral … More Things You Don’t See in America #6