Sunday, May 19Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Hello Summer Holiday

As students, saving up and budgeting can prove to be very difficult. This can result in us having a pessimistic outlook on going on holiday. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as there are places to go this summer which keep our bank accounts happy.
One of which is Lisbon, Portugal and here are some suggestions and recommendations for places to go to.

1. Flight and Hotel for 2
There are many deals for holiday packages to Lisbon which can be found on Travel Supermarket. One of my favourite is a trip from 20th July to 24th July which includes return flights and hotel for 2 at the price of £140 per person. This is also at The VIP Executive Santa Iria Hotel Lisbon which is rated 4*.
2. Food
The beautiful Portuguese food is a must if you are visiting, even if you are on a budget. For example, if you visit Tágide Wine and Tapas Bar in Chiado you can spend just under £9 for three courses.
3. Places to relax
There is no better way to save money, than not spend it at all. Why not go to one of the mesmorising beaches in Lisbon, take a walk by the lovely Tagus River, or visit Ribeira das Naus where you can read a book and enjoy the weather.
4. Something Different
Holidays are all about having unique and fun experience. With that being said, instead of going out to bars or clubs all the time, you can enjoy a day at Lisbon Zoo for as little as £13.66, or take a bike or segway tour of the city for £10+.