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Cycling Holidays in Europe

For a lot of people, the idea of doing a cycling holiday may sound horrendous. I know a lot of people who believe that a holiday is a chance to get away and do nothing but relax and sunbathe. The thought of cycling instead of reclining to them is less than appealing. However, I have found that cycling is one of the best ways to experience and travel across a country.» >

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Reader’s pick: Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italia

Gabriella Craft

Cinque Terre National Park, a stretch of coastal Liguria made up of five coastal towns jutting out into the sea; hidden almost entirely from the mainland by mountains and forests. I was to travel three hours from Florence in order to make the hike through three of those towns, so we were up at 5.30am to catch the train to our first stop, the furthest north point of the park, Monterosso al Mare.» >

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Reader’s top destination: Brighton

Katie Parris

Brighton is located on the South coast of England and is a must visit destination to see whilst at Reading as it’s so close. Located just two hours and fifteen minutes from Reading! It’s a city which has: a great night life, Brighton Pier, the Pavilion, the Lanes and the recently constructed Big Wheel. For those on a tight budget you can get a return ticket, with a railcard for £20.80.» >

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Travel tips: The perfect road trip

Fancy getting away from Reading for a weekend? Have a cheap vacation? Travel a country at your own pace? See things you wouldn’t usually get to see? Road trip. I have just finished a week’s road trip (or should I say adventure!) in a campervan and couldn’t recommend it more, so here’s a few tips to help you get started.

1. Pick your route.

You need to decide whether you’re aiming for a certain destination, want to travel at your own free will or pick a well known road trip route.» >

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Travel tips: The art of sleeping on demand

If there’s one thing stereotypical students are good at, apart from studying and drinking of course, is sleeping. For many of us a train or bus journeys in and around the UK are relatively short and quick; twenty minutes, an hour or two maximum, so sleeping isn’t necessary. However when backpacking abroad, it’s a necessity. So when it comes to being able to sleep on demand usually on busy transport (sometimes accompanied by Chickens or other creatures), the average Joe or Josephine struggles.» >

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A trip to Nepal: Monks and mountains

Nepal is a country that seems to be regularly overlooked compared to other countries in its close vicinity, such as India and Thailand. The country itself is one of the more diverse in terms of culture, wildlife and terrain. Nepal offers some of, if not the best, trekking in the world with the world famous Annapurna circuit and Everest Base Camp treks. The country is very student friendly, the people are naturally some of the most amiable you are likely to meet when travelling.» >

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Top five places to visit in Morocco

Morocco, just a ferry ride from Spain yet an entirely different world. Here are our top five places to visit:

 1. Marrakech – The Tourist Capital, and it is not hard to see why! Check out the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square, full of snake charmers, henna, performers and street food. For the best view of the square visit one of the surrounding Cafes, surprisingly cheap for the best spot in town.» >

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Who is watching you online?


Cyber crime: Internet fraud and hacking are a threat to any internet user. Although security measures are always improving their performance, such as the card reader for internet banking and Bitdefender’s safe screen when entering sensitive information online, internet criminals still keep ontop of the game.

A student from Reading University reported: “Just 2 months ago, after having a paypal account linked to the same bank account for 6 years, £485 was stolen from my bank account!» >

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