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“You eat your hamburger like an American”

"Thanks, I guess" I responded as I sheepishly put my hamburger back down on the plate.


If there's one thing the French excel at, it is bacon-egg-cheeseburgers. While they'll very nearly break your wallet, they've also evidently developed an attached etiquette. The top bun sits a magnificent 6 inches off the plate and it's quite a mouthful. At home, I'll compress that tower 'o burger into a more manageable 2 inches and bite into it. But my friend informed that's definitely NOT how it's done as we enjoyed an afternoon at a cafe on Montorgueil, one of my favorite pedestrian streets in Paris. The steak knife by my plate was apparently not there for decoration. Consider yourself warned--use your silverware when downing hamburgers in Frahnce!

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Mallory Dirks, Simpson College

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I chose to do this rather than book my own trip in Rome - I wanted to experience one organized/sight-seeing trip rather than a relaxing vacation like many of my others had been. Two friends and I signed up for WSA Rome and don't regret a thing. We met wonderful people, were led by an awesome tour guide Rhianne, and got to see everything I wanted to see in Rome. Plus eat all the best food. There is an optional dinner on the last night that we didn't do right away, but we ended up going to it, and it was SO worth the 20 euro. I made memories and friends, and got to see a beautiful, historic city thanks to WSA!!

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College ~ University of Roehampton, London, Fall 2015

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