Monthly Archives: February 2018

5 Tips To Finding Housing As A Student

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There are many ideal places that a student can choose to reside in. For instance, one can reside in student rooms which offer good housing as well as safety and resources. In order to help you find good housing, here are a few tips.

Choose affordable housing

As a student, you will be relying mostly on your student loans to cover most of your expenses, for example, food, housing and clothing, as well as a part of your tuition fees. The loan will be quite stretched and you, therefore, have to be wise and save as much money as you can. While looking for a place to stay, consider the location and make sure it will not be a posh place where the rent will be quite expensive. By all means, look for a quality, safe place to reside but be wise and select a location with affordable rent that fits within your budget.

Select your roommates

Having roommates is a great way to cost share on various expenses such as rent and food. It also is a lot of fun to have a bunch of people to hang out with in the evenings after classes. The wrong type of roommates, however, may be a nightmare as some may tend to be quite difficult to deal and interact with. To be on the safe side, pick out the people you would like to share an apartment with yourself. This way, you will get to select individuals that you can easily interact with and have no issues.

Consider the location

Being a student, you have to put various things into consideration while selecting a suitable place to live. For instance, you have to consider the proximity of the house to the campus. You wouldn’t want to be late for your classes due to a large amount of time taken to get to campus if you live far away. Moreover, living near to the campus has an added advantage as you can get to attend campus events with ease as well as stay in late at the library to catch up on some reading and have no qualms about going home. Consider the location of various amenities such as hospitals and supermarkets which come in handy. Continue reading

Travel Guide To Belize In 48 Hours

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travel, destination, travel tips, Belize, travel adventures, traveling, Central America, CaribbeanBelize boasts of a multitude of activities for its tourists. And even if one has 48 hours, one can indeed explore Belize with a little planning and advanced booking. Once you have planned the trip, just look for Belize overwater bungalow for your stay. Enjoy staying in the beautifully designed rooms with all the modern amenities. Get ready to make the most out of your short trip to Belize. It could be learning about Mayan culture or hiking in the jungle or snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef. Belize people are very kind and welcoming, and almost everyone speaks English. So, it is easy to converse with everyone. Belize is the hub of Creole culture and history, and there is much to see and experience here. Belize indeed offers a unique experience for the tourists and travelers. Here are some ideas on how to spend 48 hours in Belize.

FIRST DAY

Morning

Start with the ride to the ferry port on the Caribbean side and a round trip on the ferry is highly recommended. Enjoy the 45-minute water taxi ride to the small Belizean island, Caye Caulker. The island is about one mile wide, and one can always rent out bicycles and explore the unbeaten paths. You can check out the channel of water that separates Caye Caulker, “The Split” which is a favorite hangout site for the locals and the tourists. Later, you can explore the south coast that boasts of the prettiest coastline dotted with charming towns and villages. It is a good idea to squeeze in time for a visit to the Museum of Belize that showcases objects of scientific, historical or artistic interest. One can enjoy browsing the permanent exhibits that are on display throughout the year.

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Belize Port

Afternoon

Head towards the town to check out the cultural activities. Take the chocolate-making class to know more about the ancient Mayan culture. See how they used hands to ground cacao beans and make chocolate. Later, you can head towards Green Iguana Conservation Project and hold iguanas. This is a great way to learn about Belizean culture. You can drive the surrounding countryside and explore the charming Creole villages. Visit Burrell Boom which is famous for homemade fruit wine. Stop here to taste the blackberry flavor and look for the howler monkeys up in the trees.

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Gotochi Cards From Japan

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It is always a joy to receive a postcard from Japan, so imagine my delight when I recently received yet another envelope from there from our friendly postman. This time, Mummy Clang sent me a gotochi card of Hokkaido and Miyagi, as well as a winter gotochi mailbox card. I love them all and am stoked to add them to my growing collection! 💖

Gotochi are colorful Japanese cards that represents symbols, like landscapes, dishes, or costumes of each prefecture. These cards are designed and distributed by the Japanese Postal System. They are very popular among postcrossers but they are also harder to find and quite more expensive than regular postcards. You can read more about gotochi in this Postcrossing.com post.

Mummy Clang also included this lovely clear book, where I am planning to store my gotochi collection. Thanks ever so much, Mummy Clang, for your thoughtfulness. Will make sure to send you something from the Philippines real soon! 😊

Top 4 Things To Do When Visiting Ireland

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The Giant’s Causeway

Are you planning to tour Ireland? This North Atlantic country has one of best natural landscapes and breathtaking sceneries in the world. It hosts The Giant’s Causeway, the most dramatic natural wonder in Europe. This landscape consists of a myriad of basalt rock columns that were created as a result of volcanic activity. Ireland also has an assortment of beguiling islands and national parks that will tickle your fancy. If you’re wondering where to start, goirishtours.com/ can help you plan an exciting Ireland excursion all down to a tee.

Here are the top 4 things to do when visiting Ireland:

Get a tour of ‘Game of Thrones’ film locations

If you’re the ultimate GoT fan, it’s time you crossed this expedition off your bucket list. Ireland is the proud host of the most scintillating film locations around the world. Spend a full day exploring the breathtaking locations where Game of Thrones is filmed. The tour includes a trip to the Dark Hedges, the Giant’s Causeway, the Ballintoy Harbor and other top attractions in the country. The trip is surprisingly affordable, so it’s something you can enjoy with the entire family. You’ll definitely love the natural wonders that Mother Nature has to offer.

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