So Long, Hudson Valley!

Our Danish intern’s stay in America is coming to an end — le sob! Here’s what she learned during her last few months in the Hudson Valley

“It’s hard to say goodbye” — a cliché, I know, but nonetheless, a true statement. After nearly three months in the Hudson Valley, it’s time to head back to Denmark. (Can I get a tissue, please?)

Yesterday, my friends in the office took me out for lunch at their favorite spot, Noshi’s Coney Island in Poughkeepsie. I had a hot dog, seasoned curly fries, and an Oreo milkshake (so good!). I couldn’t have asked for a better farewell!

When I look back at my arrival in New Paltz, I can’t believe I was so nervous to be on my own for the first time. Even though I have to admit, I feel like I have grown a few inches taller and become a lot wiser on Americans and American culture over the past three months.

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My time in America has brought me many places: to big cities like New York, Pittsburgh, and Boston, and to small towns all around the Hudson Valley. I had my first fair experience (and corn dog!) at the Ulster County Fair in New Paltz, and strolled across the Valley’s very own Walkway in Poughkeepsie.

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Welcome to Noshi’s! I had the KEG dog (at right) with bacon, mayonnaise, ketchup, and grilled onions and peppers

I’ve learned a thing or two about American culture, too. I’ve learned that it’s normal to say “how are you?” to total strangers on the local bus, and that American barbeque is almost holy.

My internship has opened my eyes to the world of magazine publishing, and I had the chance to meet talented people in that field. To the people at Hudson Valley Magazine: Thank you for putting up with my stupid questions and my weird Danish accent — I am forever grateful!

So, Hudson Valley, it’s time to wrap up. But before I head back to Denmark, I’m going to do some more exploring (including a visit to Long Island and “Skydiving the Ranch” in Gardiner). I hate saying goodbye, so I’ll stick with see you. Or as we would say in Denmark: Vi ses!

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Editor’s note: Anemone, you’re one of the brightest, funniest, and sweetest people we know. (And don’t be silly, we adore the accent and all the questions!) We’re thankful for you, too, and we know your talents will get you far in the wild world of publishing. We wish you the best of luck with your new semester in Copenhagen — come visit us anytime!

Have any questions or recommendations for Anemone? Suggest them as a comment below!

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