What Makes Europe Awesome!!

Europe is the second smallest continent in the world by surface area but it is the richest and the most vibrant when it comes to culture, architecture, music, poetry, religion, arts, trade and advancement. Surrounded by Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, it is often considered as the birthplace of Western Civilization in the ancient period. It was a focal point of the Renaissance, humanism, exploration, art, science and led the “old continent”, and eventually the rest of the world, to the modern era, sowing the seeds of industrialization. The European countries like France, Portugal and England had colonies all across the world which changed the fate of the colonies and the face of the Earth forever.

Europe

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Whilst on a Euro trip, some of the most sought after travel destinations include monuments with a perfect blend of engineering, architecture, art and romance. A vacation in Europe is not complete till one gets a glimpse of the beautiful Eiffel Tower in Paris or a climb up to the sacred hill of the Acropolis, the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens. Some of the best things to do in Europe include visiting the oldest and largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire; The Colosseum, which is a marvel of roman architecture and engineering. One can take a tour to the expiatory church of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, breathe freely in the liberal, carefree atmosphere of Amsterdam or gaze at the intricate artworks of famous artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Colosseum

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For the ones with an addiction of the adrenaline rush and looking for some adventures, one can visit the dramatic countryside of the eastern Alps and indulge in the pleasures of hiking and skiing, paraglide in the Austrian Tyrol, parasail or water ski in the glittering blue waters of Cofru, float down rapids and small waterfalls while white water rafting in Austria or take a leap of faith while bungee jumping in Engelberg, Europe has something for everyone.

Water Rafting

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To visit Europe, a Schengen Visa is required which is a document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country. Of the 26 countries bound by the Schengen agreement and covers the majority of European countries, except for the United Kingdom and countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Ireland which soon plan to be a part of the agreement. Also, the countries not a part of EU, yet cherish the free movement of the Schengen area include Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein

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