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21 Fun Facts About Europe

Many destinations across Europe are at the top of a lot of students' bucket lists, and with a WSA trip you can make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

There are also some really interesting and strange facts about Europe you probably didn’t know:

  • Did you know in Switzerland it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm? Yes really…
  • Be sure to download a to download a VPN before you visit as Netflix is unavailable in many European countries. You don’t want to miss out on your favourite show and see a spoiler on Facebook.
  • Europe is named after a Phoenician princess called Europa; she was seduced by Greek God Zeus when he disguised himself as a bull.

Check out this list of 21 bizarre facts about Europe that have been put together in this awesome infographic!

 

- Research and artwork by Jess Singut

 

 

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Comments:

Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College

Happy Backpackers

I went to Rome with a few of my friends. Before we got there, our tour guide, Rhianne, sent us plenty of information regarding how to arrive at the hostel, and what our Itinerary would be like. She also made it a point to meet up with people the night before if their flight got in early so students would have something to do. Having a tour guide that lived in the city was amazing. It made me not have to stress about getting lost, and provided many opportunities to eat at the best restaurants, and, most importantly, the best Gelato places. By the end of the tour, I was good friends with each of the 14 members of the tour group, including our tour guide. I definitely recommend taking a tour through WSA because the guides make you feel like they actually care about each person on the trip. I knew that I could just relax, and enjoy my trip.

Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College ~ Kingston University, London, Fall 2015

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