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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:

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College

Happy Backpackers

I chose to do this rather than book my own trip in Rome - I wanted to experience one organized/sight-seeing trip rather than a relaxing vacation like many of my others had been. Two friends and I signed up for WSA Rome and don't regret a thing. We met wonderful people, were led by an awesome tour guide Rhianne, and got to see everything I wanted to see in Rome. Plus eat all the best food. There is an optional dinner on the last night that we didn't do right away, but we ended up going to it, and it was SO worth the 20 euro. I made memories and friends, and got to see a beautiful, historic city thanks to WSA!!

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College ~ University of Roehampton, London, Fall 2015

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