The world’s second smallest continent with over 50 countries stretching from the Iberian Peninsular, the British Isles and Iceland in the west, across to the Ural Mountains, Caspian and Black Seas in the East. A hotbed of empires, revolutions and wars from the Ancient Greeks and Romans to the modern day miniature Vatican City, the wobbling Euro, the fallen Iron Curtain et al.
Knowing where and when… Atlantic surf schools, blooming gardens, vineyards, river cruises, glacier skiing, music festivals, alpine walks, cooking schools, painters’ paradise, Mediterranean beaches, lazy lunches, ancient monuments, empire, treasure-stuffed museums, medieval mysteries and exclusive, sought-after wilderness.
Strudel, Tyrol, opera, après-ski, Emperor Leopold & lederhosen.
Chocolate, mussels, comic books, canals in Bruges, EU in Brussels, Battle of Waterloo.
Parties on Hvar, thermal spas, Dubrovnik’s old town, unspoilt islands.
Christmas markets; classical music concerts, Gothic castles, ancient twisting streets.
Roskilde festival, Vikings, the Little Mermaid, Danish pastries.
Forests and lakes, cross-country skiings, Saku beer, lynx and elk.
Ice fishing, arctic dog sleds, snow hotels, and the midnight sun.
Old world wines, frogs legs, the Mona Lisa, Versailles Palace, cycling in the Loire.
Oktoberfest, World Cup winners, East Berlin, grilled wurst, Christmas markets.
Ouzo, ancient ruins, plate smashing, sweet sticky pastries, whitewashed walls, 1400 islands.
Thermal bathhouses, the Danube, goulash, hearty red wines.
Geysers, Brennicvin, the Northern Lights, the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Waterfall, shark delicacies.
Venice’s canals, gnocchi, medieval hill towns, Pinot Grigio, fashion in Rome, la dolce vita.
Kuldiga waterfall, birdwatching, Baltic coastline, white cherry blossom, Latvian sauerkraut.
Castles and lakes, midus, bungee jumping, Vilnius carnivals, world heritage sites.
Sleepy fishing villages, scorching sun, limestone cliffs, the Blue Grotto.
Fjords, polar bears, midnight sun, Sami, glaciers, cloudberries.
Hearty stews, ethereal forests, 14th century castles, vodka, wandering sand dunes, Krakow.
Pasteis de nata, bacalau, Madeira’s flowers, Atlantic surf, vineyards, golf courses, sulphur spas.
Steam baths, Bolshoi ballet, vodka, onion dome Churches, St Petersburg architecture, White Nights, caviar.
Gaudi, tapas, flamenco, the Alhambra, Andalusian sun, Pamplona bull running, siestas.
Lapland reindeer, pickled herring, fishing, Stockholm hipsters, emerald green forests, sweet cider.
Hammam, sea turtles, ancient Troy, apple tea, kofte, gulet boat cruises, old Istanbul.
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