It goes without saying that nowadays students are facing an increasingly diverse and widespread list of pressures in their lives and numerous studies have shown that in the long run these exact pressures can be heavily detrimental to their mental health . Having said that, perhaps the best remedy to re-energise yourself would be to start planning your next holiday – it’s the perfect motivation! I believe there’s no time like the present. You can forever keep looking back at your past experiences wishing you’d been somewhere, as opposed to actually seizing the moment and going for it. In 2018 we live in exciting times so you have to appreciate that the world is your oyster and experience all that life has to offer:
So of course being half-Turkish myself, I felt it was only right that we kicked things off with the beautiful and vibrant city of Istanbul. Let’s say you’re the type of person who craves the hustle and bustle of a major culture-rich city. If so, I predict some of the very best value for 2018 will be Istanbul.
Last year the average price paid for a room in a five-star hotel in the city was only £87 (remember, that’s the average; it will be even cheaper at quiet times). Other major landmarks include the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Kadıköy, Ortaköy and the (undoubtedly) breath-taking views over-looking the Bosphorus.
Quite possibly one of the most naturally picturesque areas of the world. If gorgeous untouched beaches, nightlife and scenery is what you’re after, look no further. Explore Phang Nga Bay where you’ll be greeted by sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald-green waters.
In a recent study conducted by Travelex, Thailand as a whole was proven to be one of the cheapest holiday destinations in the world. On average it took over 22 days to spend £250.
Probably one of the most famous areas in the heart of Copenhagen showcases the serenity of Nyhavn as seen in the photo. Also well-known for delicious pastries and confectionary, you can never go wrong with a cheeky trip to Copenhagen. Other noteworthy sites include the Rosenborg Castle and the Opera House.
An attractive, modern resort built in traditional chalet style, Verbier is home to some of the most challenging and varied skiing in the Alps. With world-renowned après-ski, facilities, scenery and outstanding weather, Verbier continues to be one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe. The Swiss village is set in the gorgeous canton of Valais and there are plenty of outstanding attractions to enjoy within the area.
If you’ve ever been on Instagram, you’ll most likely have been inundated with stunning snapshots of the Greek Island of Santorini. With some of highest relative concentration of hotels and resorts on this Island, there’s something for everyone. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in abundance, the coastline attracts thousands of students every year. The capital of the Island, Fira, hosts a number of excellent resorts such as Kamari where the nightlife of the Island really comes out!
So there you have it. My guide of where to jet off to over the summer. Nevertheless, whether you go to one of these locations or somewhere completely different, the fundamental point we must remember is the value of living in the moment. In and amongst all the great challenges and achievements we shall face during our University Careers, we simply must give ourselves some down time to de-stress. For that precise reason, this post was aimed at highlighting some of the wonderful ways in which you could spend your Easter or Summer holidays relaxing and regenerating before you start the new year or work.