Hi! My name is Jennifer and I'm a Panamanian student here at Sheffield working as an International Office Ambassador.
One of the reasons why I decided to study in England is because of its great location. I’m a great believer in the power of travel, so one of my priorities after moving here was to travel whenever my schedule [and budget] allowed me to. Luckily, this semester I was able to visit Austria, Hungary, Ireland and Germany. Its mind blowing how each and every single country has something special to offer. Definitely, traveling opens your mind in a way that very few things in this world do and it’s by far the best way to learn about history.
I never thought that Budapest’s architecture would be so magnificent; that the Opera in Vienna was still a very hip thing to do on Fridays; that Dubliners are so friendly and proud of their Guinness and that German bread rolls or “brotchen” were so delicious. To be honest, with every trip I make, I crave to travel even further and to more unconventional locations.
St Matthew’s Gothic Cathedral in Budapest
Some of the questions you need to ask yourself before picking your next destination are: would I prefer to travel alone or with someone? Would I rather go to a city or a smaller village? What’s my budget? What’s my schedule?
I genuinely hope that some of the tips below might help you to travel more often:
- Whenever looking for airplane tickets, check pages like EasyJet, RyanAir, Skyscanner or FlyBe. A good tip is to try to fly during the week, either Wednesday or Thursday as tickers are cheaper than on Friday, for example.
|Guinness Storehouse in Dublin|
- Last but not least: just do it. We’re young, living in one of the most historically and culturally rich continents in the world, and technology is making traveling more affordable day by day. Most of the times we regret the most the things we did not do, not the things we do. So get crazy, surf the web and pack your bags for your next adventure… Bon voyage!
Jennifer International Office Ambassador Panama