Thursday, 11 September 2014

Top 10 reasons why I love living in Europe

As much as I love travelling around the world my heart will always belong to Europe. It doesn`t really matter to me so much which country as long as I know I`m somewhere in Europe. And the reasons are:

1. The ease of travelling
It`s very easy to travel from one country to another either by plane, the Eurostar, other trains, coaches, cars, you can be in a different country in just 1 hour which doesn`t really happen in other continents (unless you live exactly near the border). It`s much easier to spend a bank holiday or a long weekend abroad here than if I was living in another continent.
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2 hrs flight from London and you`re in one of my favourite European cities: Barcelona!

2. The variety of cultures & histories
Every country in Europe has their own history, traditions, culture so even though you only travel for 1 hour it feels like you`re in a completely new place.
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Venice managed to resist the changes of time with beautiful architecture.
3. The food
Asia might have amazing street food, and America might have great casual dining but how can I leave the delicious, buttery French croissants and roast chicken, the finger licking Danish pastries, the gorgeous Italian pasta, or the warm-hearting Romanian sour soups?
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Gorgeous meatballs with polenta at Limewood.
4. The variety of seasons
Although I definitely wish summer was longer I do love having 4 seasons than just 1 or 2. It`s great having snow for Christmas and rainy autumn days where I just snuggle with a cup of tea under the duvet (that being said that doesn`t usually happen and most of the time I`m just getting drenched by the rain outside because in the only day I forgot my umbrella it decided to rain).

5. The shopping
London, Paris, Milan, and just a few hours flight away from each other, it`s hard to compete with that.

6. The cultural space
With such a long and diverse history Europe is a great place for studying or just pursuing cultural hobbies like visiting museums, castles, exhibitions.
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At the Louvre in Paris. Almost died after 2 hrs walking but that`s a different story.

7. The ease of relocating if you get bored
If you just want a change of scenery or if you would like to explore studying or working elsewhere it`s much easier to relocate in the EU countries.

8. The safety
Although as a traveler you should always be aware of your surroundings and take normal safety precautions, it`s relatively safe to travel in Europe which make it a preferred choice for solo travellers.

9. The humour
Not everyone can get our humour and this is why I love it even more. Overall people are quite friendly here so it`s easy to find people to talk to.

10. The friends, family & memories
Lastly but not the least, this is where my family and friends live, where I grew up, went to school, so I`ll always feel a certain nostalgia and that sense of "home" towards Europe.

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  1. Such a great post! I love living in Europe and I am thinking about travelling next Summer. Cannot wait! Plus the food looks amazing!! ONOMNOM!

    Rachel xx

    1. thank you Rachel! the food is definitely one of my favourite parts :)

  2. I love living in Europe too! I've only ever visited three places but I've loved them all! would happily go back.

    GIVEAWAY | The little things in life

    1. there are many wonderful places I would like to re-visit in Europe such as Barcelona :)

  3. I completely agree with you! Number 1 is so true, I love how easy it is to travel, especially when I'm talking to friends in Brazil for example who would have a lot more trouble!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog

    1. so true, it`s much easier to spend a long weekend abroad :)

  4. As a typical North American, living in Europe would be a dream come true... Definitely a goal of mine for someday! (soon) Great post Alina :)

    1. thank you Kinza! Hope to see you in Europe soon :)