If there is one characteristic all Europeans share across the continent, it is certainly their love for football! But by “football” Europeans don’t mean American football, that you actually play with a rather suspect ball, using your hands and not foot. No! European football!
We should remember the past to build a better future. All European countries brought to the big screen the stories and atrocities of the last century. But some focused on World War II, the independence wars or the rise of totalitarian regimes...
Asterix and Obelix may well have been the first Erasmus students ever! The indomitable Gauls went to several foreign countries: having adventures with delicate Brits, irascible Spaniards, joyful Belgians and the fearless Norse!
The Easter period is a time of great celebrations for many Europeans. In some places you’ll be invited to read whodunnits, write anonymous letters, swing high, dress up as a witch... or get arrested for dancing.
Have you ever wondered what your neighbouring country’s nicknames are, and how they got them? Do you know which European country is considered the Land of a Thousand Lakes? Where do the nicknames ‘Albion’, ‘Hellas’, ‘Magyars’ or ‘Lusitania’ come from?
Europe, sweet Europe! Wherever you’re from, it’s likely your childhood memories concern treats both sugary and edible – whether they take the form of cute little bears, vintage marshmallow cars or a Belgian’s nose.
Here comes the ultimate ingredient to make you smile! For better or worse, Europe’s cheeses are the very embodiment of the continent’s diversity. Join us on our brie-lliant tour to make Europe grate again!
It’s all about European cuisine… but in its great diversity! Mahlzeit! wishes you the German, Hyvää ruokahalua! replies the Finn, Dobrou chuť! says the Czechs and Bon Appétit! answers the French.
Home is where the bread is. But the soft and warm smell of the French baguette has little in common with the strong and dry odour of Norwegian Fjellbrød, or the herbal, salty Italian Focaccia...
Apart from “haha” or “lol” in English, have you ever wondered how European languages indicate laughter on social media? Have you ever seen a Finn writing *reps* online, a German laughing with *grins* or an Estonian typing “irw”?