The Medici Fountain – Luxembourg
Because I live on a large lump of floating land surrounded by four sea’s, it’s easy to forget that there are still so many countries right on my doorstep because I am part of Europe. Being part of Europe has its ups and downs (the down’s manly being political) so today I decided to put pen to paper and remind myself of the small benefits that made me want to visit my neighboring countries each month.
I have to hold my hands up and say that a few of these points don’t implement the UK, because our government likes to consider us ‘different’ or some BS. But for the majority, everything applies.
1. Once you’re in, you’re in. It is so easy nowadays to travel to two, even three, countries in Europe in a day thanks to their connecting borders. Plus, even if you need to hop on a plane for an hour to get to the other side, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
2. There is only one currency. Apart from the UK, every European country accepts Euro’s so their wont be any kerfuffle exchanging pennies before you fly.
3.Surrounded by brilliant food. Wherever you turn, or whatever country you’re in; Europe’s Cafe’s and Restaurants offer some of the most amazing food you will taste. If you’re craving it, you’re more than likely going to find a local Cafe that serves it.
4. Romance. Europe houses some of the most romantic locations in the world. Not only do couples travel across Europe to put a lock on a bridge, many people come to Europe single looking for love. Why not try your chances?
5. Easy to learn languages. I am no pro when it comes to learning languages, however once you get the hang of one European language, the rest are pretty simple to get the hang of. If not there are some great app’s you need to download that translate and talk for you.
6. Landscapes. It’s beautiful.