Five tips to keep the peace with your housemates

Not to sound like a pessimist, but when you decide to live with someone there are bound to be pitfalls. Think about it, even with your own family. I’m sure you’ve argued or even fought with your parents or siblings. Especially with your siblings. It’s not rocket science that befriending someone and living with them is a world apart. When you live together each persons’ flaws become apparent, you’re in each others’ personal space, and clashes are more likely. Here are five tips to try and keep the peace with your new housemates. Set house rules from day oneThe earlier rules…

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The 5 People You Meet in a Youth Hostel

Whoever invented the concept of a Youth Hostel is a genius. Why stay in a standard boring hotel chain when you can stay in a quirky little hostel instead? Even if I could afford to stay at the Hilton, I’d go with a hostel any day!At the end of a long day exploring a new city, all you really need is a bed to crash into. You save a ton of money in this no-frills establishment, stay in a place with a personality of its own, and also get to meet loads of interesting people. You might befriend some, have fond…

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Travel the World on a Student Budget

If you have scoured the Internet for travel inspirations, you would know these generic tour packages all too well: Take a bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside, go white water rafting in Austria, experience a Parisian cabaret show & rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera…all in a little over 2 weeks!Sounds Brilliant. Except, minor detail: IT COSTS 1685 POUNDS AND DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS AND EXTRAS!  Unless your parents are willing to top up your bank account like unlimited soda refills at restaurants, how, as students, are you meant to afford this? But there is no…

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