Awesome Cities for Students to Visit
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Many students prefer to take a gap year before starting their higher education. Others want to do something cool and fun during their summer holidays. Whatever the occasion is, one needs to choose a destination before embarking on an adventure. It will come as no surprise that some places work better for students than others. First, students don’t usually have piles of money lying around. Second, some activities are usually more interesting to young people than others.
Here is a list of four most interesting places for students.
South Africa has a pretty unique kind of culture, and Cape Town is its capital. Interestingly, 43% of the city’s population is under 25 years of age. The New York Times called it the place in the world to visit. It also holds the title of the World Design Capital in 2014. The city has great dance clubs, movie theaters, and opportunities to play sports. It is also safe for LGBTQ travelers, as it is the place where the largest costume party, hosted by Mother City Queer Project (MCQP), in Africa takes place.
Edinburgh is famous among older people for its natural beauty and rich history. However, among student, the funniest and most coveted event that takes place in the city is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is the largest arts festival around the world. For example, in 2015, it lasted for 25 days and included 50,459 performances. Another feature that might interest students, especially those who are studying humanities, is the city’s literary history. Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter were all born in Edinburgh. And if you are really into people with red hair, you are in luck, because Scotland has the highest population of natural redheads in the world.
The Petronas towers are an unofficial symbol of the city, just as the Batu Caves and Chinese Thean Hou temple. Kuala Lumpur is very diverse and welcome people of all kinds. The cuisine is a delicious fusion of European and Asian traditions. No one will be disappointed either as Malaysia produces the second best Guinness after Ireland.
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Tokyo may be more popular with tourists, but Kyoto is much more picturesque and comfortable if one plans to stay for long. It’s highly unlikely that you’d run out of things to do as Kyoto is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you are a fan of traditional Japanese culture, the city has many Buddhist and Shintoist temples and geisha schools where you can see young maikos performing in their elaborate costumes. Other interesting places include the Nintendo’s headquarters and the Nijo castle. A personal favorite of many foodies is the Nishiki Market famous for its amazing range of products. They even sell matsutake, the most pricy mushrooms in the world, that can currently cost you US$1,200 per pound.
Enjoy traveling the world and don’t forget to get ready for the challenges of the new school year!