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Sights and Sands of Morocco

Morocco was everything, and nothing, that we expected. The guides we read – articles, blog entries, cursory advice – taught …
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Breathtaking Bagan, Myanmar!

Not the conventional exchange city but definitely somewhere you would want to travel to at least once in your lifetime …
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The Bavarian Mountains: Part 4 – Höllentalklamm & Zugspitze

My hike to Höllentalklamm and Zugspitze is the last of my four part series around the Bavarian mountains. Not only …
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The Best of Split, Croatia

For its stunning seascapes, spectacular pebble beaches, delectable eats, friendly locals and vibrant nightlife, Split is the place for your summer vacation. The …
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Southern China, Smoothies and Something Awesome

‘China got things to see meh?’ That was the reaction I got from way too many people when I chose …
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Mythbusting Deutschland – What is Germany really like?

One of the most common questions I have been asked here by the locals other than “So, in Singapore do …
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Planning a Ski Trip – South Korea

Planning a Ski Trip in South Korea – PyeongChang Phoenix Park Since it was nearing the end of Winter when …
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The Daily Grind – Public Transport in Europe

One of the starkest differences between Asian and European countries can be found in their public transport systems. Fresh off …
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The Bavarian Mountains: Part 3 – Benediktenwand

The Benediktenwand Challenge Of all 4 hikes that I have embarked in Bavaria, Benediktenwand was by far the most challenging …
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Skye: One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

Skye is an island in the northern tip of Scotland and is also a popular filming spot for many movies, …
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The Bavarian Mountains: Part 2 – Heimgarten

Hiking up Heimgarten Fresh air, mountain views and turquoise lakes, Heimgarten has it all. My second hiking trip in the …
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Morocco guide with Isdiyexplores

Morocco date of travel : 10 – 18 Dec 2016 Morocco : Fes – Meknes – Chefchaouen – Fes – …
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Hikes in South Korea : Mt. Yongmasan (용마산)

Hike South Korea! Seoul is surrounded by dozens of beautiful mountains, with different altitudes and terrains, catered to various difficulty …
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Day Trip to Sausalito

The beautiful bay side city of Sausalito, situated in Marin county, California. What was originally a busy shipbuilding center during …
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Explore Montserrat, Barcelona

Explore Montserrat, Barcelona with me! #isdiyexplores Hey guys, Isdiyanah here and I am back! This time I will be sharing …
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Explore Sitges,Catalonia

A Day in Sitges, Catalonia Another day trip recommendation would be to head over to Sitges, which is located just …
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Experiencing History in Bosnia & Herzegovina; Mostar & Sarajevo

Somewhere in the Balkans there is a place called Bosnia & Herzegovina… From the Ottoman Empire to the Siege of …
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Experiencing London through a Video-lens

#isdiyexplores London! Hello everyone, my name is Isdiyanah (you can call me Isdiy) and my series #isdiyexplore begins with London! …
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Debunking The Bad Reputation of Naples

There is a theory, that Naples is one of the deepest, darkest and most dangerous, open secret that Italy possess …
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The Bavarian Mountains: Part 1 – Berchtesgaden & Königsee

Enchanting Bavarian Mountains Munich is considered the starting point of the ‘Mountain Route’ which has captivated thousands of hikers from …
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Redefining Culture Through Your Exchange

My name is Scott and I am a Year 2 Business Administration student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) …
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Paris Alone

It has been an amazing packed few months of adventure and there is more to come. These few days have …
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24 Hours in New York City

      The Iconic Yellow Cabs of NYC | Times Square, New York The concept of scarcity, where unlimited wants cannot …
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German Bank Account and Visa Application

The Pre-departure before Departure Applying for your German Bank Account and Student Exchange Visa. This article provides a very comprehensive, …
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Swedish Visa Application Guide

One of the most concerning aspects in preparing for an exchange has to involve visa application. It is of utmost …
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Using Instagram As a Travel Tool

In the age of social media, I am pretty sure Instagram is one of the most browsed apps for us …
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Hanyang University’s accommodation and Independence Day

Hi everyone! I’m Desmond, an undergraduate from the School of Information Systems in Singapore Management University. Like a few other …
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Amenities Around Lund University Palsjoang

HI THERE FROM THE OTHER SIDE! I’m Kah Yong a Year 2 Accountancy Student from National Univeristy of Singapore (NUS) …
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6 Places To Visit At Liege, Belgium

Liege is the third largest city of Belgium and if you are looking to go on a day trip during …
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Settling Down in HEC Paris

Written By Name: Michelle Course: Business Administration Home University: National University Of Singapore, Singapore Exchange University: HEC Paris Semester Travelled: Spring, 2017 Enjoys: Good …
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Places to Travel Near Singapore

Travel near Singapore? Written By Name: Oleh Matsko Home University: Kozminski University Exchange University: Singapore Management University (SMU) Semester Travelled: Spring, 2017 Hi Folks! …
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How to NOT gain weight during student exchange

“I need to start running to lose the weight that I have gained during exchange” Written By Name: Nicholas Low Course: …
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Top 5 Photography Tips For That Amazing Photo

Ever chanced upon stunning photos shared by your friends and wished that you too could capture such beautiful images? Well …
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UNB student

Guide for University of New Brunswick (UNB)

Welcome to UNB! If you : are an NTU/out-going exchange student wishes to go for an exchange in Canada do …
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New Year Resolutions For All Travellers

New Year Resolutions For All Travellers 2017 will be a brand new year for new adventures. Some of you may …
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Student Exchange Programme (SEP) Packing List

Student Exchange Programme (SEP) Packing List Let me share with you the packing list that I was using for myself …
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Checklist For Choosing The Right Accommodation

One of the biggest questions when going overseas to study is: to stay on campus or to find an accommodation …
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Travelling As a Student

Travelling As a Student Travelling enables us to break free from the monotonous routine in our daily lives, as well …
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Why You Should Go For Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

Why You Should Go For Student Exchange Programme (SEP) I am sure many friends and seniors have sung about their …
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How to Apply for NUS Student Exchange Programme in 6 Easy Steps

For NUS Students: Starting the Application Process Are you interested in applying for the NUS Student Exchange Programme (SEP), but …
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Your ULTIMATE GUIDE To An Exchange In Singapore

Singapore’s a hot (literally), destination for students to go on exchange. There’s absolutely no need to worry about communication, food, …
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Benefits of Culture Shock During Student Exchange

Benefits of Culture Shock During Student Exchange culture shock noun      1. the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when …
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8 Tips For The Best Hostel Experience

8 Tips For The Best Hostel Experience So you are heading off on your exchange adventure. You arrive a few …
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WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management – The Hidden Gem

Why You Should Choose WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management You are about to read the many reasons why …
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8 Simple Tips For Backpacking In Europe

Backpacking in Europe? Listen up! Tip 1: Have a Basic Itinerary When you are backpacking in Europe, have a basic …
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Exchange Program Warsaw

Exchange Program in Poland

Exchange Program: Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland. The exchange program (student exchange program) in Warsaw is one filled with …
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Singaporean Abroad miss

National Day Special: What Singaporean Abroad Miss the Most.

What Singaporean abroad miss the most Looking back at my exchange, it is normal for Singaporean students to miss home. Family and …
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Warsaw City Guide

Warsaw City Guide

Top questions when traveling to Warsaw City. Hello everyone, here is a list of common questions that tourist would have …
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Exchange Student Bank Comparison

Exchange Student Bank Comparison

Exchange Student Bank Comparison : Singapore to Europe Hi exchange students!  Have you decided on your bank cards to prepare for your exchange? …
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Best Means to Spend Money Overseas

Spending Money Overseas : Cards vs Cash Are you thinking about how to best spend money overseas? Between swiping cards and withdrawing …
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Preparing Your Credit and Debit Cards

You know you will definitely need to spend money overseas, but in what form should you prepare it? Credit card …
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Leprechaun Chasing

Written By Name: Victor Neo, Age: Young Course: Business Administration Home University: National University Of Singapore, Singapore Exchange University: WHU …
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12 Things You Must Pack In Your Luggage Before Exchange

Even if you decide to travel light and buy everything there, here are 12 things you will regret not bringing! …
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Getting Your International Driving Permit (IDP)

Applying for the International Driving Permit (IDP) in Singapore is simple and can be done online or through walk-in application …
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Pre-departure Guide To York University, CANADA

Written By Name: Ching Sue Mae, 21 Course: Business Administration Home University: National University Of Singapore, Singapore Exchange University: York …
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3 days in Copenhagen

This was my first time in a Scandinavian city and to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I …
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7 Must-Know Money-Saving Tips When on Exchange in Australia

You’re all excited about what’s probably going to be the most exciting portion of your university education – exchange! But …
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Pre-departure Guide to University of Washington

Seattle is called the Emerald city because it is surrounded by greenery. It is a city that never stops raining. But …
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South Korea: Traveling out of Seoul

Hey guys! So for all of you planning to go Korea for your exchange programme, I can safely assume that you …
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Maastricht: Myths and Truths

There will be many seniors who will be giving you this piece of advise. “Don’t go to Maastricht University!! The …
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Manchester: The Guide to the Gig Life

Gabrielle Aplin. Lewis Watson. Hannah Grace. Tame Impala. All Time Low. Good Charlotte. Against The Current. Marina and the Diamonds …
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Learning How to Speak American

Don’t worry, I’m not actually serious :p Hello everyone, I’m Kristalynn and I did my exchange at the University of …
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4 Reasons Why You Should NOT Visit Venice

My first trip on exchange was to Venice, from 5 to 7 February. Luckily, I arrived a week or two …
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How to plan a short weekend getaway in New York?

Are you planning to go to the States for your exchange program? East Coast? West Coast? It doesn’t matter! Because I …
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Enter Manchester

Hi there, thank you for taking an interest in Manchester. Be it whether you are still considering or heading there …
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SEP in South Korea

Hello peeps! I’m Gladys from NUS Business and I’m currently an exchange student of Korea University. This is my first …
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Seven Days into Exchange Country (Warsaw, Poland)

Hi guys, it has been pretty long since our first (and only) post because we have been busy or lazy …
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10 essential steps to a successful exchange application

In less than a month, the 3 of us leave for Warsaw, Poland. Trust me, this whole upcoming exchange still …
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100 Euro Budget Travels: 3D2N in Budapest, Hungary

By under 100 euros, i mean full trip at 100 euros – inclusive of accommodations, Michelin star restaurant, travel and ALL …
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The College Student’s Multi-Meal Recipes for under €20

As poor college students, we have to think of ways to scrimp on our daily meals so that we have …
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Day Trip to Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, in the north of Amsterdam. It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and …
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Flowers of Keukenhof (2016)

Keukenhof! The world’s most beautiful spring gardens! Yes, this was the day I had been looking forward to, as a …
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My First Couchsurf Experiences in Belgium – Geel and Brussels

This is part 5 out of a 5-part series of my travel experiences in Belgium. Here I talk about my …
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Race Day

One of the things on my list to do while in Europe was run my second marathon. Having run one in Dunedin …
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Day trip in Brussels and Bruges (Belgium)

This is part 4 out of a 5-part series of my travel experiences in Belgium. Here I share what I did …
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Day trip in Antwerp and Ghent (Belgium)

This is part 3 out of a 5-part series of my travel experiences in Belgium. Here I share what I …
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8 Places to visit in Belgium for Waffles, Icecream, and Coffee

This is part 2 out of a 5-part series of my travel experiences in Belgium. I visited a total of …
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Battle of the Belgian Fries in 5 Cities

This is part 1 out of a 5-part series of my travel experiences in Belgium. I visited a total of …
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The guide to Iceland you will need

Many have said this and I will say this again – Iceland is one of the most amazing countries you …
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Warsaw walkabout and Baltic beauty

Well this entry has been a long time coming. Time has  flown by and it seems amazing that it was …
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Albert Cuyp Market – Fresh Stroopwaffles and more!

I have trouble pronouncing the word “Cuyp”: cup? cupy? kip? kaip? Anyway, Albert Cuyp Market is a daily market (but closes …
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Fulfilling your Asian needs in Chinatown

Amsterdam’s Chinatown isn’t really a “town”. Compared to Chinatowns in other cities (such as the Hague and Utrecht), Chinatown in …
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5 Icecream Parlours to visit in Amsterdam

ICECREAM. My favourite topic! I’ve been exploring cafes in Singapore for the best icecream and waffles experience, and been diligently …
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The Museum District of Amsterdam

Museumplein is home to the three most important museums in Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum of …
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5 Cafes to visit in Jordaan, Amsterdam

Jordaan is probably the most famous neighbourhood in Amsterdam. The northern part of Jordaan is near Amsterdam Central, making it …
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Education in the Netherlands

I’m not sure if I can generalize what I know of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to the whole of …
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Welcome to Amsterdam! (and some bicycle tips)

Whew! I finally got the time to create a WordPress site to document my experience here in the Netherlands, with …
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Student exchange Poland : 8 things to prepare

Place of exchange: Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Warsaw, Poland Why Poland? Poland is a humble country located in central …
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Muses: Pre-Departure for Bocconi

Family eagerly awaiting my departure, looking very happy to see me go Preparing for exchange is a stressful process for …
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Predepature: Canada

Personal thoughts before exchange Why Canada for exchange? As a BAC accounting student, I had to take into consideration 3 important …
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Road Tripping in Ontario, Canada

Ontario is one of the 10 provinces of Canada and possibly the most renown province to people outside Canada with …
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D-Day to Germany!

11th of April. Yes. That’s when my exchange term actually starts! It has been a loooong wait. All my friends’ …
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SEP in Canada

Hey everyone, I’m Alcan an NUS BAC student who’s currently on exchange in Canada and the university I’m at is …
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The Biking City: Copenhagen

Heralded as the birthplace of world famous literary writer Hans Christian Andersen, it is of no surprise that Denmark’s architecture …
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2016 European City of Culture – Wroclaw

Ok, so I might be pushing it a bit much with that title but I have reached the point in …
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Travel time in Poland- Local lights and Krakow Sights

This is well over due for another update. Last post was on a Saturday night after a day of exploring …
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Classes, Castles and Chopin

Every so often you  meet or listen to someone who seems to inspire you with everything they say. I was lucky …
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Week one in Warsaw done

Hi Everyone! Today marks the end of my first week in Warsaw, and Poland in general. This week has been …
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Things to do during a stopover at Oslo, Norway

Oslo : The capital of Norway Period of travel : 1 Feb Recommendation : Visit only if there’s free time …
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My First Impressions In Warsaw

Hello! So the plan was to update this at least once before I left NZ but time got short and …
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Introductions and Hi’s

Hi all! I’m Nik, and heading over to Bocconi University in Milan for exchange over Spring 2016! It’s a blessing …
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