I'm a doctoral student in American history and I am fascinated by my country. I'm fiercely loyal to the northeast but love seeing new places and meeting other Americans - places and people that are so different, yet connected by something, some feeling that I have not yet been able to nail down in my 28 years of living so far.
I love visiting Europe because I'm American and I study my country's history for a living basically, and old to me most days is 1610. So when I go to places in Europe it doesn't even feel like history anymore. It feels like myth.