Going south this Christmas vacation

Helloooo!!

So I hope you all had an amazing break. Yes, I did too and it has been a fantastic boost up against my study and deadline pressure. It had been quite a few hard weeks before Christmas. I had lot of things to complete in addition to my daily schedule work of cleaning, cooking and many more.

So I was like this…

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And then I decided, I am heading south!

Packed my bags, booked my tickets and off I went. First destination was Italy!

I must say I was impressed by the beauty of the city of Milan. Met up with an uncle I knew stayed there, who then took me around for a tour. Visited the city center, the main shopping street and of course, being a hardcore football fan, the stadium of San Siro. It’s the home ground for two of the Milan teams, AC and Inter as there has been a history of arch rivalry between these top teams in the Italian league.

Here is a glimpse of San Siro…

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Next, it was the land of beautiful beaches. That’s right – Spain!

I visited Barcelona and Malaga over a period of 3 days and it was simply amazing. The weather was perfect, given it was late December and hovered around 13-15 degrees with bright sun. I would say it has been an enjoyable experience to see sun at that time of the year, which isn’t usually the case here in Sweden. Barcelona was lively, lot of places to visit like the FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou, the Eixample, Park Guell and many more. Down south in Malaga, the weather has been proper warm. So sunny and bright that you can eventually feel that you perspiring! Another lively city with beautiful beach areas, Malaga has been extremely hospitable.  Places like the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro towers the city at an mesmerizing height and provides a taste of the history of the Islamic Empire that existed long back.

And, a shot of Malaga for you…

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Next, to the land of Gasco Da Gama. You got it right once again – Portugal!

Comparatively, Lisbon was quite cold compared to its neighboring country. But then again, it was immensely lively too. Lot of tourists with a busy city center could give you the idea. Upon suggestion from tourist experts, I visited the sights that were on top of the hills. You could also take a look at the typical Portugese houses and living style up there too. Furthermore, the bridge that connects the two halves of Lisbon across the sea remains a highlight of the city.

To end, here is a shot of Portugal by the sea…

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Features image taken from internet

 

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7 Comments

  • Nishat • 18 Jan 2016 at 7.31 pm Reply

    Hello Redwan,
    I have already completed my MBA from DU, Bangladesh but i want to pursue another master degree in finance from Sweden. Can you help me by recommending some university names? Notably, reasonable tuition fees as well as good plight. And what is the deadline of next session?
    Thank you.

    • Redwan
      Redwan • 19 Jan 2016 at 1.28 am Reply

      Hello Nishat,

      You are late by few days. I would recommend you to apply for Autumn 2017 intake. The application is expected to start mid-October 2016. In that case, you can also apply for the SI Scholarships.
      About universities, I would recommend you to surf under ‘programmes’ and check them out. Clicking them would take you the respective university websites.

      Hope that helps!

      • Keivilaine • 12 Feb 2016 at 9.05 am Reply

        Gosh, I wish I would have had that inoamrotifn earlier!

  • reduan • 13 Jan 2016 at 8.46 pm Reply

    Bro, is there any opportunity of PR after complete my study?

    • Redwan
      Redwan • 13 Jan 2016 at 11.35 pm Reply

      Hello Reduan,

      I would suggest to focus studies now, instead of PR. However, once you get a full time job after your studies and have worked for 4 years, you can apply for one.

  • Shazzad Hossen • 11 Jan 2016 at 9.42 am Reply

    I intend to apply for SI scholarship. If I am not warded scholarship what should I need to do. Can I apply simultaneously in Sweden with turion fee and for scholarship. Please let me know.

    • Redwan
      Redwan • 11 Jan 2016 at 11.52 am Reply

      Hello Shazzad,

      Yes you can surely apply to the individual university scholarships which may cover a certain percentage of your tuition fees. However, in that case, you have to manage your living expenses.

      Good luck!

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