Sunday, March 22, 2009
Where to Travel Post-Graduation
World-renowned economist Tyler Cowen over at MR suggests the following places for graduating seniors to consider visiting while in Europe.
I would perhaps suggest Berlin instead of either Paris or Rome. And perhaps Budapest instead of Prague even though the latter is a great city to visit as well.
1. Paris. Duh.
2. Rome, the major city of antiquity plus still a major national capital.
3. Süsten Pass in Switzerland, or Zermatt on a clear day. Rural Europe, and scenery, with a Germanic slant. I love Germany but am hard pressed to pick out a single locale to make this list.
4. Prague, with architecture from all major periods of European history since medieval times. Plus you get a dash of Eastern Europe and corruption, as well as some Germanic and Jewish history.
5. Rural Albania, maybe Shkodra or Girokaster. See how much of Mediterranean Europe lived in the 19th century. Recall a Malthusian world.
graph of Gjirokaster per albca.com