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Wordless Wednesday: Rare McDonald’s Without The Golden Arch

Location: Bergen, Norway


September 27, 2021 at 9:45 am 13 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Location: Nuremberg, Germany



It was late afternoon in Nuremberg, Germany. As we walked to our hotel, the famous golden arch sign greeted us. Suddenly, we felt the urge for the United Tastes of America as the fast food’s tray liner says.

McDonald’s is one of America’s most popular exports. In 2018, it’s estimated that there are more than 37,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide. It makes Americans feel home away from home in the same manner other nationalities do when they visit restaurants catering to their native food.

Traveling is an opportunity to experience different cultures and food. It can be exciting, broaden our outlook and change our lives forever. At the same time, a chance encounter with something familiar like Big Mac and fries can help keep our perspective and remind us where we have come from.

June 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm 2 comments

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McDonald's Crispy Chicken
Location: Recsk, Hungary


McDonald’s Crispy Chicken

While in Hungary, we visited a middle school in Recsk. Since it was a holiday, we didn’t get to meet any students. One of the senior teachers, however, was gracious enough to play host. She ushered us into the room where she’s teaching English and made us sit on her students’ desks.

Hungarian Teacher

She gave an orientation on Hungary’s school system. I remember her saying that, in middle school, every student is required to learn a foreign language. Most students pick English because of their interest in pop music. In college, every student must learn two foreign languages and pass the proficiency test on both languages before he can graduate. She said that adding foreign languages to the curriculum give the students an advantage in dealing with the outside world.

We had lunch at the school cafeteria where we were served what students normally eat.

I had fried chicken which looked eeringly familiar. It was like my favorite chicken at Mcdonald’s without the bun. There was no surprise there. McDonald’s is one of the school’s biggest donors.

March 31, 2019 at 8:03 am 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday: United Tastes of America

United Tastes of America
Location: Nuremberg, Germany

February 19, 2018 at 8:51 am 8 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Bergen Mcdonald's

Location: Bergen, Norway

McDonald’s is one of America’s most famous exports. According to statistics, it has 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the world.

Wherever I travel, I always look for it. It’s like home away from home. It’s not for the food, silly, but for its restrooms. When you really have to go, you’d find them up to standard.

McDonald’s is usually easy to find with its big golden arc sign displayed prominently in its location. It’s part of its DNA.

Science has noted, however, that DNA is dynamic and adaptable and subject to change as a result of environmental factors. That’s what came to mind when I came across McDonald’s in Bergen, Norway last month. Its looks has gone a complete transformation in line with the efforts of preserving the image of the historic neighborhood where it’s located. Fortunately for consumers, the high quality of its food, services, and restrooms remains the same.

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