THERE’S A LOT to look at in Europe,” says one young American, “and we’ve done it in a week. Yes, it is quite possible, as the great traveller has shown in his famous book How to See Europe in a Week.” This is not an advertisement for a travel agency in the year 2006, but quoted from a closing remark of a small science fiction story written in 1852 by the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen. In this

vision, Andersen describes how young Americans would cross the Atlantic by air-steamships, faster than going by sea, to visit old Europe, “the country of their ancestors, the wonderful

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