Sightseeing the Continents; the Marvels of Europe

exploring the world's best tourist spots on a Filipino style budget backpacking
Asia - Europe - Africa (2005 - present)

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries." - James Madison

Interesting Facts about the Continent of Europe;
1. Europe is named after the Phoenician princess Europa of Greek myth who was seduced by Zeus disguised as a bull.
2. The whole Europe is only 2 % larger in area than Canada. Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent.
3. Europe is home to both the smallest country in the world, Vatican City State and the largest, Russia.
4. Many of the greatest empires in history were based in Europe. The British Empire was at one time the largest empire in the world.

COUNTRIES OF EUROPEAN CONTINENT (25 of 48 = 52%)
CENTRALEASTERNNORTHERNSOUTHERNWESTERN
1Austria9Belarus13Denmark22Albania38Andorra
2Czech Republic10Moldova14Estonia23Bosnia39Belgium
3Germany11Russia 15Finland24Bulgaria40France
4Hungary12Ukraine16Iceland25Croatia41Gibraltar
5Liechtenstein17Latvia26Cyprus42Ireland
6Poland18Lithuania27Greece43Luxembourg
7Slovakia19Norway28Italy44Monaco
8Switzerland20Sweden29Kosovo45Netherlands
30Macedonia46Portugal
31Malta47Spain
32Montenegro48United Kingdom
33Romania
34Serbia
35Slovenia
36San Marino
37Vatican City


Sightseeing the Global wonders of man and nature... Sightseeing the World as we know it...
I wish I have all the time and money to travel and visit them all! 

As of March 2016, Philippine Passport holders have a free visa / visa-on-arrival privilege on 61 countries. Additional 8 countries (total of 69) if working as a professional in Middle East (GCC) states and another on-condition visa privilege on some countries if holder of visa on Schengen, US or other OECD membersI have been to 58 out of 195 official countries (29.74%) across 3 continents around the world as of February 2016, in which 3 of them were Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) status while the remaining for backpacking/leisure only. My travel addictiveness just started only in 2010. On the other hand, my home country Philippines, visiting it's 61 out of 81 official provinces (75.31%) as of March 2016.



























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