Are you one of those people who can’t sit still for two seconds straight? Or one of those who never has any plans for the summer and ends up wishing for school to begin again? Or just someone who loves to plan out every intricate detail of a vacation? It doesn’t matter which of these people you are, or aren’t for that matter, the following ideas will help you make the most of your summer break 2k18.
First of all, a list of places where all of you maniac travelers might have never been to, but should visit for cultural diversity, amazing food and fabulous sights and landscapes. The top ten, in no particular order, is as follows:
Archipelago Sea, Finland
Iguazú Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Salina Island, Italy
Luang Prabang, Laos
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Too lazy to travel away from sweet home, or foreign country for the international students, Hungary? No problem at all because Hungary is full of life during the summer. It has been recently announced that a global management team will attempt to make Budapest one of the most visited places in Europe, competing alongside world cities such as Paris, London, Berlin and Vienna. This attempt has a long journey ahead of itself, but for the time being, Hungary still offers a variety of summer programs.
In the past years, Hungary gained a reputation in the domain of festivals. This year, Sziget Festival will be held from Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Globally acknowledged and renowned artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey, Kygo and Shawn Mendes will perform. Are you sad because you cannot make it to the festival due to a family vacation or a broken foot (a factor that might not stop some of you from still attending)? Volt Festival from Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to Saturday June 30, 2018 has got your back. The likes of Alan Walker and Clean Bandit will keep you entertained if you decide to go to this five-day adventure.
Exhibitions are fun for all ages regardless of familial background or culture. If you are a science lover, you should definitely make a visit to Király utca to the BODY Exhibition. It is a marvelous display of the human body. Additionally, it is not only exhibited to observe, but also to inquire about. Medical students are at the visitors’ disposition if anyone has a question about the method of body preservation or any diseases detailed in the descriptions of the display. For a less scientific experience, take a look at the invisible exhibition. It is not literally invisible, do not fret. The whole exhibition is in the dark, in order to imitate what any exhibition would look like for a blind person. Visitors have to rely on their other senses to enjoy the set-up. Interested? Go to Millenáris to thrive in the experience.
When one is tired of simply staring at hung-up pictures or paintings and nodding at overexcited tour guides, one should think of an interactive activity. The prime example of interactivity is the escape room in the heart of Budapest. Named Mindcrime, the escape room offers leisure time in which our brain cells are not disregarded, now that students attend school no longer.
By Nadine Szabo