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Mini survival guide for visiting France

Are you planning on making a detour to France? This mini guide is here to help you out during your journey.

Let’s talk about food

Buy your bread, baguette, or croissant in a proper bakery, it’s the same price as in supermarkets and it tastes so much better. Regarding wine, you may be a bit confused seeing all the different sorts, if you don’t know what to order at the restaurant an easy rule is red for meat based dishes and white for fish based dishes.

Social life

Always be late. This is an unwritten rule but being late is normal when you are invited at a party, if your friend told you it starts at 8pm, don’t come before 8:30pm MINIMUM, it’s the rule. And if you are currently panicking because the nightclub is empty, relax, because they go out later most people arrive around 1am. As a result, most nightclubs open at 11pm and shut at 5 or 6am.

On the move

If you are a globetrotter, two bus companies are available to travel within the country, Ouibus and Flixbus. They are very affordable and you can even travel to Germany, Spain, Italy or Switzerland. You can also register on Blablacar, a car-sharing website, where people offer all sorts of different journeys for a third of the price of a train ticket.

If you have any experiences or travel tips that you would like to share, feel free to drop a comment in the box below!

You liked it? Find more mini guides with the Mini travel guide and the Mini study guide!

5 Money Saving Tips Every Student NEEDS to Know!


Know Your Discounts!

Students have access to thousands of discounted products and brands through apps such as Unidays, Students Beans and NUS. You can also get discount on your council tax and freebies through websites such as savethestudent.org and studenthut.com


Pre-Drinks!

Alcohol is expensive, and although there are student nights and deals on drinks, drinking beforehand takes away the urge to spend more when your out!


Don’t Take Your Bank Card on a Night-Out

Take a set amount of cash with you on a night out, an amount you are able to spend happily without skinting yourself for the rest of the month. If you don’t take your bank card you cant spend more than what you budget for, and wont wake up feeling even worse in the morning knowing you cant afford a maccies breakfast!


Don’t Shop When Hungry and Buy Own-Brand

Shopping when hungry leads mainly to impulse buying of junk food, or it does for me! Eating beforehand, or even just having a quick snack on the way to the supermarket could kill the urge to buy unnecessary sweet treats.


Buy Second Hand Textbooks or Borrow from the Library

Textbooks are expensive, some can be as pricey as £100 and when you need to buy 3 each semester it can add up quite quickly! Second hand books are everywhere as students often sell old textbooks to afford new ones, and they are often more than half the original price!


Let me know your money saving tips in the comments section!

Things To Do in Hull: A Student Guide

Dope Burger

Rated #4 out of 61 Quick Bites in Hull, Dope Burger really is as tasty as all the reviews say! There is also student discount at their Beverley Road store, there’s only one thing better than Dope Burgers, and that’s discounted Dope Burgers. They also have Vegan and Gluten free items to cater for everyone.

Hull Ice Arena

For the avid Ice Skater or the nervous beginner, Hull Ice Arena caters to all, from skating lessons, personal sessions, discos and Ice Hockey Games there is something for everyone, no matter your passion you are bound to enjoy something! (And if not there’s always a cafe!)

Humber Bridge Viewpoint and Park

Whether you’re a Hull Resident or a student that’s moved to Hull for Uni studies, visiting the Humber bridge is a must! The Humber Bridge is a single-span road suspension bridge connecting the North and South sides of the River Humber, you can even walk across! The Viewpoint and park is a great way to witness some of Hull’s famous History, with the ability to walk from the top of the park to the bottom near the river.

The Deep

The Deep is one of the UKs biggest and best aquariums situated on the edge of the River Humber. Home to over 3000 creatures, a glass lift and restaurants surrounded by aquarium tanks, The Deep is a must see whilst in Hull. PLUS, Students get cheaper tickets when showing an ID card and tickets are valid for a whole 12 months!

Whats your favourite thing to do in Hull?

The 3 course meal of a Student life.

Ever wondered how 16,000 student settle into University? They end up creating a 3 course meal to help them get through the university life . Here are the 3 locations to help you start creating your 3 course meal.

1) The Pub Food – Want food but cant decide where to eat, don’t worry? Sancuary is the place to be with their menu offering low price with big potion sizes what more can you ask for. 🍽

2) The Sweet food – Scoop is the place to be with their menu offering everything from ice cream, smoothies to hot drinks and Waffles, it is an experience you do not want to miss and most importantly convenient as it is located at the Student Union. 🍦

3) The Alcohol – Are into the night life? Asylum is the experience you have been waiting for. With events lined up through out the year there will always be something for you to get involved with and who knows, you may even start feeling like you have created the perfect 3 course meal for university. 🥃🍷

What does your 3 course meal consist of? Let me know in the comments below.

Fun Fact: The University Of Hull invented the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) in 1972 which is used in all modern TV screens and computer display monitors.

Top 6 places to visit in Hull as a student

Have you ever woken up and thought “What Can I do Today?” Here are the Top 6 places to visit in Hull as a student.

1) The Humber Bridge

With the bridge spanning over 2,220 meters with some incredible views. The perfect location to get away from those studies.

This View is Amazing! 🌉

2) The Deep

How could I miss The Deep of the list when you have the chance to see those cute penguins. Situated along the river Humber and is only a 20 minute walk from the City Center and provides a discount for students. 🐧

3) Stack It High

Want to buy brands at fraction the cost then this is the place to be. With 1 store in the city centre and the other on Holderness road.

4) Vue Cinema

Situated in the city center, and with cheap tickets, couldn’t ask for a cheaper day out with your friends. 🍿🌭

5) Eskimoo

Do you need more E numbers to get you through those assignments? This is the place to be! With a large menu for you to select from, this is 1 milkshake you don’t want to miss.

6) Lush

Hard day at University? Lush is the answer with their beautiful smelling bathbombs and shower products to distress you and unwind.

What was your thoughts on these places, let me know in the comments below.

Fact Time!
Did you know The Humber Bridge has a larger span than the Golden Gate Bridge in the United States.