Archive September 2018

4 Reasons You Should Consider Studying Abroad in Portugal

When people talk about studying abroad, there are a number of places that people seem to default to, such as France or Spain. A few go the opposite way and suggest exotic destinations that come with a long list of reasons not to study there. Ironically, they overlook the unusual destinations just on their doorstep. Here are four reasons you should consider studying abroad in Portugal. It is Affordable Portugal is much more affordable than most of Western Europe. If you don’t think you can afford to study abroad, look at the costs to study in Portugal. Lisbon is one of the most affordable...

5 Places for Travelers, where you can feel like a Student

What is the best city to come to unforgettable students life? As everybody knows that the moments as a being student are the perfect moments in life. Carelessness, exploring new places, parties, meeting new friends. Many rebates and discounts everywhere. Who would like to feel it one more time in life, even for a couple of days? Don’t waste your time by doing pointless home assignments, use a verified dissertation service that students trust – take some days off and go travel abroad, and collect new memories, feeling and international friends! We picked for your list of top 5...

In China, a ‘Great Wall’ no-one knows

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The snake people of southern India

I didn’t know that the cobra could be so awe-inspiring. Our Unique World Our Unique World explores distinctive subcultures around the globe in celebration of what makes us different. Check back each week in August and September to discover a new, unique world. A few years ago, when I travelled through the dry, thorny scrublands of South India, someone had pointed at the raised hood of this snake by the roadside. At the time, though, I was inside an air-conditioned car on a perfectly paved highway that stretched like a gash on the countryside. The speed of the car and my urban...

An Ultimate Guide For Making Your Trip To Barcelona Unforgettable

Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe, attracting over 32 million visitors every year. It’s a tourist hotspot for a good reason. With its stunning architecture, memorable food, and strong cultural roots, it makes a compelling destination for any traveller. Here’s how to make your stay truly special. Take a stroll through the city’s most famous neighbourhoods Barcelona has over 20 distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own atmosphere and history. Whether you want to explore fashionable hotspots in El Born or enjoy a cheap, lively night out in El Poble-sec, there’s...

5 Best Walking Holidays in the UK

Britain’s countryside is characterized by green hills, charming meadows, enchanting woodlands, and captivating coastlines. Though many people travel to the UK to visit London and other cities, it is no surprise that walking holidays in the UK are growing in popularity. The UK is not famed for its sunny weather. However, it is the amount of rainfall which makes the British Isles so green and lush. Come rain or shine, it is a magical place to enjoy hiking. There are countless beauty spots across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Here are 5 of the most special places. At the...

Hawaii’s trendy word that’s misunderstood

Leslie Tuchman was visiting the Hawaiian Islands when she came across the concept of ‘hoʻoponopono’ in her Reiki class, introduced by her teacher as a word for self-forgiveness. Tuchman quickly read all the books she could on the subject, fascinated by the idea of empowering and cleansing her spiritual self. But what Tuchman didn’t know at the time – and what most travellers to Hawaii are also unaware of – is the traditional meaning of this word has been somewhat lost in translation. View image of The Hawaiian term ‘hoʻoponopono’ has been...

Scotland’s clock that’s (almost) never on time

Arrive in Edinburgh on any given day and there are certain things you can guarantee. The fairy-tale Gothic of the royal castle, built on an extinct volcanic plug. The medieval riddle of alleys and lanes. The majesty of the churchyards and macabre spires set against a barb of basalt crags, all as if created by a mad god. Yet there is one other given in the Scottish capital, and it is the hallmark of Princes Street, the city’s main thoroughfare that runs east to west joining Leith to the West End. The time on the turret clock atop The Balmoral Hotel is always wrong. By three minutes, to...

Underrated Destinations In Greece You’ll Want To Visit

Quaint villages, beautiful coastlines, and ancient cities in a country full of history await you in Greece. Plan your visit and enjoy all that Greece has to offer. Greece is amazingly popular with the tourists and rightfully so. By including several of these underrated destinations, you will be more than satisfied with your trip to Greece! Patmos When speaking of travel, the beauty of the islands always makes a great destination spot. Patmos is no different. It’s a small island in the Aegean Sea. It is known as one of the most religious islands of Greece deserving of a visit. There...

The peculiar tale of how London’s Canary Wharf got its name

I sat on the veranda of the Hotel Santa Catalina sipping ‘un té británico’ (a British tea) and looking out on the manicured lawns that seemed to stretch down to the sea. Despite the heat in Las Palmas (a tempting 28C), the Brit in me was happy to sip on a good cuppa, even if I did have to ask for it ‘con leche fria aparte’ (with cold milk on the side). My afternoon companion was Angie Cabrera, a local English teacher and native of the island of Gran Canaria, who has researched the history of the British in the Canary Islands (which have been part of...

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