Run your fingers through the mosaics of Guell Park in Barcelona. Let a slice of buffalo mozzarella from Campania melt in your mouth. Look upon the majesty of the Acropolis in Athens. Smell the fresh waters of the Plitvice National Park in the Karlovac County of Croatia. Europe has an unlimited supply of new sights, sounds and flavours to discover. It would be impossible to experience each and every one of them in one lifetime, but we must try – nay, it is imperative that we strive to see a few of the wonders this continent holds. Travelling enriches us as human beings, and we are so lucky to have mainland Europe at such a close proximity to us.

Europe is the magical backdrop which has, throughout history, inspired the works of so many artists, from painters to film makers to chefs. The conflation of natural wonders and man-made structures renders the landscape of Europe a masterpiece in itself. Its beauty is there for us to preserve, take in and add to, for the face of Europe is an ever-evolving creation.

Plan your journey wisely through the tapestry of the European landscape. However, do not be afraid to stumble upon dwellings and niches which are off the beaten tourist track. There are plenty of unveiled cultures and cuisines for you to discover.

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