The Differences Creating the Beauty
The thing about Europe is the little differences. Rich in history and tradition, Europe is a place to live the past, enjoy the present and embrace the future. With fairytale castles, Gothic churches, galleries of art, and varied landscapes, there are many things to see and do in a continent that comprises over 30 nationalities! Europe is a mix of cultures, languages and races, in a contrast of the ancient and contemporary world.
The great thing about Europe is the way so many cultures live shoulder to shoulder. The differences can make your head spin. Like in Bulgaria where they nod their heads up and down to say “no” or in charming France, Spain or Italy where it doesn’t matter if people don’t know you, they will still kiss you. Whether in Eastern or Western Europe, each little country has its own values that are worth experiencing. Religion, food, habits, population, history and environment are among a wide list of concepts to talk about in a place like Europe.
In ancient Greek Mythology, Europa was a princess whom Zeus abducted after assuming the form of a dazzling white bull. He took her to the Island of Crete, where she gave birth to three sons who became kings. In the real history, all that existed in the beginning was an unpopulated peninsula attached to the western edge of Asia. However, it was in Greece and Rome that the continent’s two greatest societies arose. After years of revolutions, innovation, art and history, Europe has now become a rich mixture of modern economic power and ancient cultural traditions and is recognized by its beauty, vibrance, and unique features.
The continent has had a substantially slower rate of population growth than others in the world. The European populace is also aging, with 17% of people over 65. The most commonly spoken native languages are German at 24% and English, French and Italian at 16%. English is the most common second language; 47% of Europeans speak it. However,...