Check Out This Awesome “Minnesota World Tour” Someone Created
My wife and I honeymooned back in Finland.
Finland, Minnesota that is. We had a lot of fun, as you can imagine, insinuating an exotic overseas honeymoon to friends and family before revealing that we would really just be a few hours up the North Shore. Still, while the culture of Minnesota has certainly adapted and evolved into its modern state over the decades, the heritage and influence of different cultures remains visible, perhaps most noticeably in the names of cities and towns around us.
One clever individual on reddit planned out a "Minnesota World Tour" road trip with each stop in Minnesota being named after some famous or notable city from around the world!
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The 8 hour 21 minute drive begins not far from St. Cloud, just up I-94 in Alexandria, the most famous Alexandria internationally found in Egypt. From there, the map leads to New Munich (Munich, Germany), Belgrade (, Belgrade, Serbia), New London (London, England), Montevideo (Montevideo, Uruguay), Delhi (Delhi, India), Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden), New Prague (Prague, Czech Republic), Hanover (Hanover, Germany) and finally Cambridge (Cambridge, England). Many on reddit have been quick to suggest additional cities to the map.
"Yes, I'm aware there are more world cities I could have included," said the maps creator j_ly on reddit. "Google Maps limits you to 10 destinations."
Other suggestions include: Oslo (Norway), Denmark (Denmark), Milan (Italy), Cologne (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Holland (Holland). While certainly a fun idea and scenic trip, we wouldn't suggest this route should you ever find yourself needing to get from Alexandria, MN to Cambridge; the 2 hour 8 minute direct route beats the 8 hour 21 minute detour by a long shot!
What Minnesota cities or towns would you add to the Minnesota World Tour?
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