I’ll be in northern Europe, or, as I like to call it, VATland, for the next week, and I intend to write while I’m there, though posting will be sporadic as I wrangle wifi. My original plan had been to visit India, but, well, you know how it goes. With luck, I’ll make it to India before the year is out.
Though I spend a fair bit of time criticizing aspects of various European social models, I’m always very happy to visit “the Continent” (which continent? Pangea, of course), not least because (a) I like dense, bustling places, (b) I like contrasts, and (c) I like to be reminded of the distinctiveness and, for lack of a better word, awesomeness of the American way of life, and I say that in the most respectful, least jingoistic way possible.
I’ve been meaning to write a post about the Australian social model. I haven’t made it out there yet, but there’s still time.