Africa is a continent that everyone has an opinion on but nobody really understands. Africa is actually made up of diverse countries that are in several different economic and sociological states. You can’t paint a broad brush of the continent thanks to your opinion on one or two places. So knowing that Africa gets a mixed reputation we decided to dig deep into the archives and pull up some of the most jaw dropping, fascinating facts around about the continent. If you are a tourist willing to hike around the globe then Africa should be on your list and before you put it on your list you should know one or two things about it. Listed below are 12 jaw dropping facts about the continent of Africa.
Africa and Europe are only nine miles apart!
When you talk about Europe and you talk about Africa you tend to think of them as two distinctive worlds, separated not just by culture but also by insane distances. So it should surprise you at least a little bit that Europe and Africa are only a measly nine miles apart, spanning the Strait of Gibralatar. The Strait of Gibraltar is situated in between Spain and Morocco and there have been talks of the two countries working together to create an underwater rail tunnel in order for transportation to be quick and painless. You could go on a routine fishing trip, with a nice car rental cheap enough to drive you between the two continents on a tank of gas if there were an actual rail system there. Next time people talk about Africa, bring this fact up!