By area, Europe is the second smallest continent on the planet. Facts and figures would suggest that there is nothing remarkable about it, it doesn’t contain the tallest peak, it doesn’t have the most people, it doesn’t have the most number of countries in it. However, Europe is responsible for the technology, the culture and even the language that dominates our world today.
A glance at a map shows that Europe is a number of small countries packed together in a relatively small space. What you can’t tell from a map however is how vastly different each and every country is with hugely varied cultures. From the permanently grey skies of the United Kingdom who gave the world its dominant language, to sunny Spain whose previous world dominance permanently influencing the culture of a completely different continent, South America.
You could holiday for a long time in Europe before you would ever repeat an experience. You can enjoy city breaks in some of the worlds oldest and most beautiful cities such as London and Paris. Take an artistic tour of Italy, see Florence, Rome, all the while sampling the culinary delights of the home of pasta and pizza. Spain and Portugal provide roasting hot summer beach holidays whilst wintertime gives you some of the best skiing in the world in countries like Austria and Switzerland. See the Northern Lights or meet the real Father Christmas as you travel to the top of the planet in Scandinavia, or see where Europe crashes into Asia by paying Istanbul a visit.
Despite being small, European countries have spawned some of the greatest cultures and civilisations the world has ever seen. What is lacks in size it makes up for in diversity, everybody has a part of them that feels a little bit European.