Europe is a part of the Eurasian continent, the only ones not separated by body of water. Border between Europe and Asia is mostly in Russia, as Russia spans across both continents. Border consists of the mountain Ural, river Ural, the Caucasus mountains and tbe Black and Caspian seas. Other borders of Europe are made of Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. As continent, Europe is second smallest one, but that only counts for the size of it.
Europe is home to about 50 countries, and offers the biggest cultural difference between them. There are around 740 million people living on this continent, and their history may be the most interesting ones. Even tho small in both population and size, Europe is culturally very influential and can be named as the root of all modern civilizations and modern world as we know it. or at least the western culture that is dominant today.
Starting from ancient Greece, to Rome – Europe’s old cultures spread across the world, controlling and bringing their own culture and influence on many other parts of the world. This practice continued well after Greece was gone, and still goes on today. Europe might not be the place of the first civilization but it certainly is the one with the most influence. After the end of Dark Age and birth of Renaissance, European culture exploded. Classic arts, painting, writing, sculpturing and others reached their pinnacles and inspired the whole world. This is the reason you can see the buildings like the ones from old Greece in America and the reason why a tourist from Tokyo will come to Prague, to look and awe at the magnificent structures and building standing there as the testament of centuries of progress.
Some of the biggest turmoils and revolutions happened here, too. Social changes in transiting from medieval monarchies to democracy, for centuries there were wars and revolutions led in the name of freedom. Europe was also the biggest home of the Christianity in medieval times, and the place where the religion changed and split in different directions, forming a lot of today’s most wide spread religions. Both World War I and II started in Europe and brought great destruction to it
As for you, dear passenger, this was a short intro to getting to know a little about Europe. What we advise is to pack your things, take a first flight and come and see it for your self. There are no words that can explain the different countries and cultures living under one roof of our lady Europe. Be ready to get some visas, as crossing from one country to another is not easy – you will be splashed with a new culture every time, languages will change, buildings will transform and your mind will expand. So, what are you waiting? What is the reason not to visit this beautiful place?