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Although Europe has seen its share of ups and downs, it is responsible for most of the technology, culture, and language that dominates the world today. Over the centuries its inhabitants left its coasts to seek fortune in America, Africa, the Indies and Australasia. Australia was originally known als ‘Old Holland’ an isolation island for convicts; New York was originally New Amsterdam and its Wall street was a ‘wal’ to protect the new settlement. Even today, loads of place names refer to the hometown of its people on European soil. And yet, Europe is technically speaking not a continent. It's separation from Asia and its name "Europa" comes from ancient Greek mythology. Europa was a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus.

Small in size as it may be, it is diversified as no other continent on earth. Both the world’s smallest and the largest countries, The Vatican and Russia, lie within its borders as do the oldest volcanoes in the world, Etna and Vesuvius. Some cute facts? Ok. Why not read our blog about European destinations and cute facts? Just remember this. In Europe never anything is far away or out of reach. A few hours by car, by train, or plane bring you to a whole new world, and exciting new culture and stunning new daily scenes of life and customs. Europe, definitely worth your while.