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Planning a trip to Europe? Great choice! With 44 countries to choose from (or even 51, if you include transcontinental countries such as Russia and Georgia), you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience. Europe is rich in fascinating histories, cultures and traditions, as well as various natural landscapes. Despite being the second smallest continent in the world, it is nonetheless full of surprises and wonders, meaning that every country can offer you a completely different travel experience from its neighbor.
Whether you are an experienced solo traveler, a first time holiday maker, a thrill seeker or someone who likes to take it easy, you'll find all of the travel tips you need for your next trip to Europe at The Traveling Souk. So, what are you waiting for?
When planning a trip to a European country, most people (especially those visiting for the first time) head to the capital city. This is often a great choice: cities like London, Paris, Rome, Lisbon and Amsterdam have so much to offer. The poet Goethe famously said that ‘the day I set foot in Rome’ would be the day that he would ‘be born a second time, to have really risen’ and gone to heaven. Visiting a capital city can also be a good way to get a taste of the country and its unique characteristics before you dive in further. But it’s also important not to forget the mosaic of destinations that these countries have to offer. We’ve selected some of Europe’s more hidden gems below.
If you think having a tight budget means you can't enjoy a European getaway, then you'll be slippery to hear that you're wrong! There are in fact plenty of economical destinations where you can enjoy yourself at the fullest for a rather small price. Take the Czech Republic for example, where a beer costs around $ 0.90 USD! It is an added bonus that most countries in Europe do not require you to have any additional vaccinations. All of these things mean you'll have more money to enjoy yourself and explore everything that Europe has to offer.