Schalekamp’s colourful, humorous account of his journey provides an open view of Europe seen not from a political point of view, but through the eyes of an inquisitive European. It is the story of the people’s Europe. This is Europe starts by comparing the different groups of professionals, and goes on to explore various themes such as immigration, the lingering effects of communism, and the concept of solidarity in relation to the financial crisis. And Europe itself: is there such a thing as a European identity, and do we share common values or only common markets? The book concludes with a discussion of the European Union and its failings and what could be done to improve it.