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One step at a time

(Do Not) Bring Me in Your Hand Luggages!

Airports generally have lists of stuffs that you should/should not bring in your hand or checked luggage, which you can google very easily. This list is the addition to them, I just put the stuffs that are not explained anywhere else but has helped me tremendously. Bring Me! Phone chargers: a lot of airplanes now have charging […]

Student Cooking Guide

A self catered accommodation student will always know the biggest problem after lecture : hunger and still have to cook! Sometimes eating out can solve the problem, but not really in long term because it is expensive which is not suitable for majority of students that have limited money. The healthiest and cheapest way is […]

Complete Guide to Flying for the First Time

Well, as a girl studying abroad, I have to use airplane to transport me from my hometown to the place I’m studying – Manchester. I know this seems to be confusing for the first time, but believe me, once you get it, you’ll always get it. And there will be always the first time for […]

So You Don’t Think You Can Survive University

Specifically for first years, but hey any student might benefit from this. Hello, there. This time around, you will all be stressing out about exams. Yeah, I have those too. It is terrible and it looks impossible right now, right? You feel like you don’t know what you are doing, you are so scared you wont pass. […]

Comparison: UK vs US education system

I have passed halfway mark in my time in the US, so now I feel qualified to compare UK and US education system. First of all, I need to emphasise that I am sharing my experience. I have studied in both country, but I have studied in one university from both country, not all universities […]

Specific Tips: UMD Cycling!

You probably wont find this anywhere else, but here you go! Black mark = flat road I would say there are relatively flat compared to anything else. However, Baltiimore Avenue is a main road and there are so many cars including trucks and buses. Be careful when you cycle, don’t cycle too far to the right […]