Hi this is Cynthia!
So March is the time that the second semester is started for a while, and it is also bring another exciting thing - Easter Holiday!
Easter Holiday is like something called Spring Break in Taiwan. And as this holiday is too short to fly back to Taiwan, most of the international students would just stay in Europe. This makes "planning a holiday" become one of my must-do lists. (And it always ranks as number 1)
So today, I am going to share my experience about how to plan your Easter holiday, and provide you some tips.
First of all, living in Sheffield makes our holidays very easy, because there is an international airport (Manchester) just nearby, if you take a train, it would only take 50 minutes. To plan for your Easter trip, I would suggest the following steps.
Step 1. Choose a country.
In late March or early April you would start your holiday. Remember this is a perfect time to travel to somewhere with lots of sunshine! This means place located in the South of Europe would be a nice choice.
Then you can start viewing pages from all of the airline companies!
Tip: I often go to RyanAir or EasyJet to see if I have any chances to buy a under 50 pounds return tickets. Or you can just visit a website call sky scanner, it will show the cheapest ticket to reach your destination. Also, forget about any VISA issues, there is nothing you need to worry about, with a Taiwan Passport, you can travel to any EU countries without VISAs!
Step 2: Book an Accommodation
Staying in a good place will brighten your trip!
I always book my accommodation online (either booking.com or Airbnb), I will recommend you to read reviews written by the pervious customers. From their reviews, you can get a general picture about the accommodation. Don't forget to use google map to locate the accommodation as well. By doing this, you will know if the location is right.
Tips: To get more information, you can also google some key words like : the Accommodation's name + review.
If the steps above are complete, you are half way done. I understanding this will take a lot of time, but you will gain a sense of achievement after coming back from your holiday. Because you planned well!
Lastly, make a good use of your Easter, you should definitely travel around, but you should spend times on studying as well. After all, that is the main reason why we are in Sheffield.
Feel free to leave any comment, or you can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org :D