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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 walk back in time: Washington D.C.

Katie Parris

In February 2009 I travelled to Washington, D.C. with my sixth form History class to study the American government. Washington D.C is the capital of the United States, now it may not be considered a typical holiday destination, however despite this it is a great experience! After our plane there had landed I got the chance to see The White House. The White House is the home of the American President and has been since 1800.» >

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Study Abroad: A Trip Down Under

With all the excitement of Fresher’s Week the decision to study abroad may seem one of many things to add to a distant “to do” list. However, it comes around fast (trust me!) and is worth considering before it passes you by. If you fancy adding experience and skills to your CV, see part of the world and throw yourself into another culture then this could be for you. Some courses allow you to take a whole year abroad, whilst others, like mine (English Literature), allow you to do a semester.» >

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Top four places to visit in Reading

As uni starts once more and we welcome a new year group of fresher’s into our merry bunch of students, I have to admit that I do envy you First Years a little bit! Not only do you have all the excitement of moving in and meeting a whole load of wonderful people but you also have the added bonus (for most of you) of exploring a brand new town and making it your own.» >

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Things to do, see and visit in London

London is situated just 25 minutes from Reading train station and offers a great day out. Whether you want to keep to a budget or splash out, London can accommodate you. London is a fantastic place to go sight-seeing and can be done virtually free, except for the cost of a train ticket! With a 16 – 25 student railcard, the cost of getting to London is around £13 – £17, depending on season and if off peak.» >

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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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