It's one more semester to graduation! It's another chapter unfolded and a new experience gained. Finish off your schooling era with one, if not more, graduation trips with your friends. here are some countries away from Singapore and Malaysia that are on the cheaper scale, but still enough for you to start exploring the world.
1. Maldives, Male - Dive deep and Explore the Ocean
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Contrary to popular belief, Maldives isn't just a hotspot for couples but also many others who are looking to jump in the fun with friends. Cheers to many water fights to come. Budget-friendly lodging options include the Avoca Inn, Kaani Beach Hotel and Dhiguveli Maldives.
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Explore the way of water and snorkel your way down to discover beautiful coral reefs and swim with the Mantra Rays and Sea turtles. If you're just looking to chill, grab a hammock and some tanning location, pick a spot and bask in the serene ambience Maldives has to offer.
2. Dubai, UAE - Desert Adventures with Camels and Otherworldly Views
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A new generation of tourists is being drawn in by the constant addition of renowned cultural institutions, galleries, and design-oriented stores in this enormous desert metropolis. The excitement of diving into the largest dive pool in the world or sliding between the tall floors of a glass skyscraper are also options if you like an adrenaline rush.
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If you'd like to know more on what you can do in Dubai, check out 'Activities in Dubai to put at the Top of your Bucket List'.
3. Japan, Sapporo - Enjoy the Winter Snow and Festivals in Japan
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One of the most intriguing cities in this region of Japan is located on this part of the island, where visitors may enjoy both the more contemporary and traditional aspects of Japanese culture. The best times to visit are between spring and fall, where fewer people will be around. However, these are some of the greatest times of year to visit Japan, in real honesty. Expect reasonable costs and less tourists while taking in the breathtaking Hokkaido countryside.
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The city is renowned for its winter-themed activities, including a winter festival and some breathtaking ski resorts outside of Sapporo. Additionally, you may sample some of the delectable cuisine that Hokkaido is so well known for, such as juicy hairy crabs. Of course, this is also the region that is home to the renowned Sapporo Beer.
4. Germany, Berlin - Grab a flight to the nearest European country
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Explore a European country at the lowest rate. The best destination in Europe for a city break is Berlin. This vibrant city checks all the boxes: it has an incredible nightlife scene, delicious local cuisine, a rich history, beer that's famous throughout the world, and some of the most spectacular landmarks and museums in the whole world.
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Take a walk by the Brandenburg Gate, TV Tower Berlin, and Berliner Dom and take in the magnificent view. But don't stop there. By traveling outside of Berlin, you may make the most of your plane ticket. Finding your way to places like Frankfurt or Hamburg is quite simple because to Germany's excellent public transit system, which ranks among the finest in the world.
5. Greece, Athens - For Historians and Culture enthusiasts
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For anybody who appreciates culture and history, Athens ought to be on their bucket list. There are hundreds of other historical buildings in this old city that are just waiting to be discovered, even though Athens is best known as the location of the Parthenon, which was constructed as a tribute to the Goddess Athena.
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Visit must-see locations like the Acropolis and Pathenon, or fly to the picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Skiathos to live out your Mamma Mia fantasy. Take a bus to see the nation's stunning beaches if you're there in the summer. Vouliagmeni is a wonderful destination for a day trip since it has a tranquil lake, restaurants by the water, and beaches. Foodies can also try out gyros, Greek salad, and some locally produced ouzo liquor to conclude the day.
6. Saudi Arabia, Jeddah - Enjoy the Red Sea Breeze and seek the Floating Mosque
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This city invites all kinds of tourists from across the world to experience its captivating attractions, which range from colorful markets to lovely beaches, well-preserved architectural wonders to historical landmarks, amazing museums to soul-stirring religious places.
Enjoy a day out at Al Shallal Theme Park, one of the most well-liked amusement parks in Saudi Arabia, offers a night of rides and activities, arcade games, and even a skating rink.
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Since it's predominantly a Muslim country, they have Mosques all over that you can check out. But most of all, be sure to check out the Floating Al Rahma Mosque, built on the coast of the Red Sea. It's one of the most beautiful places in Jeddah where it leaves you the feeling of serenity.
7. India, Amritsar - Rich of Culture and Colors along the Golden Temple
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Amritsar experiences cool, windy weather from December to March, with lows as low as 5° for those looking for a chilly break. Get ready to capture the stunning architecture of the city and its main draw: a 445-year-old "Golden Temple" also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib. Visitors come here to bathe in the sacred water of the temple.
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Travelers may learn more about the local way of life by taking a tour to Sadda Pind Punjab Village. The best souvenirs to get are definitely the authentic shawls, carpets, dress materials, electronics, phulkari embroidery work textiles, Pakistani juttis, saris, etc. Forts and museums in the city can keep cultural vultures engaged for days, yet they are all only a six-hour flight away.