CHEAP SPOTS TO STAY ON A TRIP TO CYPRUS

Cyprus is one of over six thousand islands of Greece, and despite being one in six thousand, it still manages to compete with its counterparts and outshine them. It is an all season’s holiday destination where the sun never tires of shining its glorious rays on its sandy beaches. Aside from the sun, it boasts of ancient attractions such as Byzantine churches, ancient Greek temples, the legend of the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite and a spectacular countryside. It also offers a wide variety of cheap but delectable accommodations such as small family run hotels, converted houses in the countryside, apartments, hostels and villas, making package holidays in Cyprus a popular choice for students who want a cheap break in the sun. Below are some great options for places you can visit…

PATHOS

Pathos is a vibrant resort situated to west of the island. It is extremely popular and you can tell this by the fact that tourists never stop streaming in throughout the year. It boasts of the earliest Christian basilica in the island, ancient roman ruins and accessibility to the lush Cyprus countryside. It is an excellent destination for cheap package holiday to Cyprus.

POLIS

One of the tips to travel on the cheap in Cyprus is to avoid touristic areas; Polis is a tiny local town in Cyprus that gives you an opportunity to try out one of those travel tips. A true hidden gem, this delightful area is a Cypriot favorite and offers an array of cheap hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants. If your trip to Cyprus includes adrenaline-rushing activities such as hiking, cycling, parasailing and diving, this is a great destination. Those who wish to explore the Akamas; Polis offers a fine starting point.

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ARGAKA

Argaka is on the west coast of Cyprus and boasts of tranquil rural atmosphere and only a few minutes’ drive from Polis. It has stunning views of lush hills, the sea and beautiful gardens. It offers a wide variety of villas that suit every pocket. If you are travelling as a group or a family to Cyprus, here you can sample affordable villa accommodation away from crowds.

PLATRES

At the foot of the mist, shrouded Troodos Mountains lays the tranquil resort of Platres. It offers a revitalizing paradise away from the crowded beaches as well as walking terrains under the lush canopies of the pine forest that adorn the heavenly slopes. It offers budget hotels tucked away neatly in the dense forests. It is a place to connect with nature and be completely at peace.

LARNACA

Larnaca is at the entrance of Cyprus; it is located close to the main international airport and has a reputation of being Cyprus’s centre of celebrations. Its strategic position at the seafront makes it a magnetic attraction to visitors. It is lined up with taverns, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy drinks and delicious Cypriot cuisine. Historical buffs will enjoy delving into its fascinating history in its numerous archeological museums. Behind the seafront promenades lies the Larnaca Salt Lake, which beside its scenic beauty is home to flamingoes and offers a perfect getaway in the city. You can find cheaper accommodation on the east of the town in the picturesque Larnaca bay.

3 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY AND TRAVEL ON YOUR SUMMER BREAK

Want to travel in your summer off uni but worried you don’t have enough cash? Don’t worry, there is a way! There are many ways to earn whilst you travel, so you don’t have to save hoards of cash before you leave. Before are a few ideas of how to top up your coffers whilst on the road…

GET A JOB IN A LOCAL BAR

Summer is a time when everyone seems to grow wings to explore, people loosen up and suddenly beaches, restaurants, bars and swimming pools especially public ones receive their fair share of crowds. No matter where you travel, you are never too far from a bar. It is the final place, where people gather to share their daily woes and cool off after a long day.

Bartending is an easy way to earn money for your travels if you are going to stay in one locale for a longer time. You have an opportunity to meet with the locals on a daily basis and since bars people work in shifts, you still have a few hours to do your own things such as sightseeing, walking, wandering in the local villages, learn a new language and immerse into the local culture. You earn money for your services as well as interact with locals.

WORK AT A SUMMER CAMP IN THE USA

Camping is a favorite American past time and kids look forward to summer so that they can do it all over again. Summer camps offer kids an opportunity to interact and enjoy adventurous fun activities. Kids forget about school, books, parents and head outdoors for fun in different camps.

With summer camps overflowing with kids, extra staff members are needed in order to sustain the camps and ensure they run smoothly. So if you like travelling, making some friends, having fun and earning some money at the same time, then summer camp work is definitely for you. You can either work directly or indirectly with the kids as a counselor or support staff member.

In as summer camp you will learn and improve your skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity and relating with people from different background. You will not only earn money but also improve your CV for future employment opportunity.

summer camp

WRITE A BLOG

Nothing is as informative as first-hand information about a certain destination. Most people love to learn something about their destination of choice before actually landing there. As you travel on your summer break, you can start a blog and share experiences. It is not easy to start a blog and earn money immediately but with more and more adventures pouring in, your stories will get people reading and wanting more, therefore attracting adverts from other sources. As people advertise on your blog, you earn money to fund your travels.

Some people started travel blogs that later succeeded to an extent they quit their regular jobs to concentrate on travel blogging. This has allowed them to fulfill their travel dreams travelling all over the world and sometimes going the extra mile to garner travel information, which has been helpful to fellow travelers. For example being able to give information about a certain destination, expected weather, best places to stay, off the beaten path places and local experiences comes in handy to other travelers and also attracts adverts.

 

5 Formula 1 Races You Have To Experience

If you’re a student who’s into sports and has a bit of disposable income then you’ll love the experience of going to a Grand Prix. Here are 5 of the best…

MONACO GP

The principality of Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world located in the south of France. However, its size is nothing compared to its popular Grand Prix race held every year in the month of May. The Formula one race puts Monaco on the face of the world as it attracts fans from all corners of the globe. It is one of classic Formula  races with the lowest speed and narrow lanes which make it hard to overtake. The reason you should experience this race is the proximity to the circuit and the availability of different stands that give different views for the race. If you’re particularly well off then you can even pay for hospitality tickets with Ultimate Monaco Grand Prix for 2015.

monaco gp hospitality

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS

The Spa Francorchamps is a legendary formula race that takes place in Belgium on a historical circuit. The circuit boasts of a dramatic setting that goes through challenging corners such as Eau Rouge, the La Source Hair pin, Blamchimont and the Kemmel Straight. The circuit was originally 15 kilometers long and included the stunning Ardennes countryside. It proved challenging and dangerous and has since been shortened to 7 kilometers. It remains one of the longest and most demanding circuits in the Formula 1 races. It offers an unmatched experience with high-speed races, dangerous corners and wholesome racing action.

SILVERSTONE

The Silverstone Grand Prix in Britain holds an important position in the history of motorsport. It has come a long way since its inception in 1948, Silverstone circuit was shaped out of a WW1 war field and as you sit in your stand watching powerful engines racing the circuits, it is hard to remember its past. It features a fast and challenging track that has attracted huge motor sporting names and fans from all over the world.

THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the formula races that you have to make a point of experience at least in your lifetime. It is the longest racing event in the calendar of Formula 1 races. It takes place on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Circuit in the outskirts of the gorgeous city of Milan. The circuit boasts of long straights, the home to Ferrari and being the fastest tracks in the entire Europe continent. It is a highly anticipated event as it offers thrilling experiences; it has also been the stage for Formula 1’smost memorable events including tragedies and victories. The race’s proximity to the fashion conscious city of Milan also offers visitors a chance to enjoy off the stands experiences such as visiting historic sites, shopping, dining and exploring the city.

BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

The Bahrain Grand Prix may not have the longest of histories in the Formula 1 racing calendar, but it has a lot of attention the world over. The Bahrain International Circuit had its first Formula 1 race in 2004. The circuit was originally a camel farm in the desert of Manama. Bahrain Grand Prix offers a different experience in the Middle East with a few long straights and slow corners. It is a race that continues to attract both praise and criticism, the more the reason you should be a part of it.

Three of the best day trips from Nice, France

Nice is a fantastic base to explore the south of France. It offers the cheapest accommodation, plenty of fast food outlets to grab some of the locals favourite ‘Socca’ and is well placed on the coast to enable travel to other locations to the east and west. There is an amazing rail network that connects the main destinations such as Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Antibes and Ventimiglia but for an even cheaper option then local buses offer travel for just €1.50 each way!

If you are short of time in Nice it can be difficult to know where to head to with so many options so hopefully this post will help as we have picked 3 of the best day trips from Nice.

Monaco

Monaco is the ultimate destination for luxury, style and extravagance, but don’t let this put you off. It is still a fantastic place to visit on a budget as there is plenty to wander round and see without spending a penny! Whether you arrive by but or train your starting point will be down by the harbour where there will be some of the biggest super yachts in the world! Once you have marvelled at these and fantasised about which one you would choose if you won the lottery then you should head up the hill to Casino square to admire the Ferraris parked outside the casino. Once you have absorbed the atmosphere of the casino then wander back down the hill and venture to the other side of Monaco to see the elegant palace and home of the Grimaldi family.

Eze & Eze Sur Mer

Just a short trip from Nice on either a bus or train is Eze Sur Mer. Here there is a beautiful beach perfect for unrolling a towel and relaxing for a few hours with a picnic. Once you are getting restless then follow the signs to Eze village. A winding and scenic path will take you up to the village with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The walk takes about an hour altogether so be sure to take some water if you are there in the summer. Once in Eze village you can stroll around the ancient streets that are so perfect they are almost like a film set!

Cannes

Glamorous Cannes, the home of the world famous International Film Festival is another place where you will find incredible super yachts and luxury shops selling items with high price tags! Again though, like much of the south of France, you don’t need to be a millionaire to appreciate Cannes. The long promenade, La Croisette, that stretches out along the sea front is a great people watching spot and if you climb up the hill in the old town you get a fantastic view back down.

Cannes

 

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