November 2nd, 2013 | Posted by admin in europe | Travel - (Comments Off on 20 THINGS SCHOOL DIDN’T REALLY TEACH ABOUT EUROPE)

Check out some fun facts about Europe. Bet you your 3rd grade teacher never mentioned these things to you or geography class might have been more bearable.

Most countries in Europe (who are under the European Union) accept the Euro as their official currency along with their country’s currency. Great Britain, though a member of the EU, still insists on their British Pound Sterling.


  1. The little country of Lichtenstein holds the record for having the world’s lowest external debt.
  2. Vatican City, which is Rome, is actually a country—the smallest country in Europe in terms of population and land area.
  3. Kosovo is the newest country in Europe, founded only in 2008 (though a lot of other states do not recognize Kosovo’s independence).
  4. The principality of Monaco has the lowest unemployment rate.
  5. The number one sport in Europe is Football.
  6. Russia is the largest country both in terms of population and land area.
  7. Greece is said to be the birthplace of the western culture.
  8. In ancient Greek mythology, Europe or Europa was a Phoenician princess that Zeus kidnapped.
  9. Ferdinand Magellan, the first man to circumnavigate the world, was Portugese and not Spanish.
  10. The economy of Europe is the largest in the world.
  11. Europe has more migrants than any other continent, with France leading the way.
  12. The Statue of Liberty in New York is actually a European import (from France).
  13. Croatia, Switzerland and the Ukraine are some of the countries who did not align with European Union.
  14. Istanbul, Turkey sits between Europe and Asia, divided by the Bosphorus river.
  15. The London Eye in Great Britain is the world’s biggest Ferris Wheel.
  16. Europe has been host to the FIFA World Cup ten times, with Spain winning the last event.
  17. Germany has the most number of castles in the world, most of which were converted to become hotels.
  18. The Dutch are known to be the tallest people on the planet.
  19. At an average, European women have their first child at the age of 29.


November 1st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Travel - (Comments Off on PRACTICAL TIPS FOR YOUR EUROPEAN VACATION ON A BUDGET)

It’s hard to imagine combining ‘cheap’ and ‘Europe’ in one sentence but it is possible. If you’re looking to travel to Europe without breaking the bank then it is best that you read on. How does one travel to Europe without shelling out big bucks? How does one find the cheapest way to get to Europe?


1. Travel Before June — a lot of airlines increase rates by June (usually on the first day of June) as this is the start of the travel peak season. The earlier your travel date the cheaper the tickets are, but make sure to book in advance. Avoid travelling in the periods of June and August as these are months where fare rates almost double.

2. For Students, avail of the student price in some consolidator websites such as http://www.statravel.com/ or studentuniverse.com — search for student prices when booking for tickets and enjoy the discounts. Just make sure you’re below 25 and you can produce identification and student credentials when necessary.

3. Be Flexible with Your Dates — indicate that your flight dates are flexible when buying a ticket and see the price drop.

4. Choose Your Airports Well — for your point of entry and exit, the larger airports are usually more cost effective. Choose a large airport for your entry to the country and take a bus or train to your destinations. You save a lot of cash but the land travel may eat up your time.

5. If You’re From Asia Then You Can Certainly Go By Train — you can head up to China and find your way to Mongolia where you can take the Trans-Siberian Rail all the way to Russia. This route is ideal for backpackers looking for adventure who have the time to rough it out. Prepare your cold gear as temperatures are freezing in these parts of the world.

6. Hitchhike North — start out in, say, Iran or and hitchhike your way up north. Along the way you will pass through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. As you head up north you can choose between Azerbaijan and Turkey as your point of entry to Europe.

These are just a few tips for the budget-conscious traveler with their eyes set on Europe. You can travel economically with enough planning and patience coupled with the right mindset.  Aside from heeding our advice, it is helpful to research and talk to travelers who have done Europe adventures the cheap way. Bon voyage!

Only the Busiest Cities are Featured

July 13th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Travel - (Comments Off on Only the Busiest Cities are Featured)

Who love the city lights? Who wants to be in those high buildings? Of course you do!

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