Meltem from Turkey studied with us this Spring/Summer – from April to August 2019. As a dedicated student, she progressed from Intermediate to Advanced by studying hard and attending all of our trips and activities! So many in fact, that we just had to ask her about her favourite moments.

We hope that this inspires you to explore more of Leeds, Yorkshire and the UK! Read on for Meltem’s Top 10 Leeds English experiences…

Meltem and Makiko with The Beatles in Liverpool!

Students in Knaresborough

Bradford is a small multicultural city next to Leeds. It fascinated me with its historic buildings and magnificent church. The kebab and mediterranean food we ate at the Syrian restaurant was very delicious!

Blackpool is one of the quaint little towns on the east coast of England.  With its amusement parks and amazing cafes, this is an ideal place to get your mind blown!

Halifax is a very small and quaint town. We had a great Malaysian lunch at a restaurant called Chow Down which is in the historic area and then we had fun chats with friends whilst wandering the streets of this small town. It is impossible to forget the nice chat with Ruth in Shibden Park.

While Walking through the streets of Manchester it is possible to discover that northern England is the centre of an industrial area.  In addition, the historic cathedral in the city centre has fascinated me with its magnificent architecture. It was a pleasure to discover how England has evolved in the industrial field from the past to the present while visiting the science museum.

Temple Newsam was one of the most beautiful parks I have seen in my life. The Temple Newsam house was just like the movies that portrayed British history.  Looking at the paintings on the wall and walking through historical objects, I found myself traveling to the past.

The magnificent river flowing in Bolton Abbey is truly breathtaking. My walk with friends in the forest listening to the sounds of the river and the bird was very good for my soul.

What impressed me most in Liverpool was seeing the pub where The Beatles were performing for the first time. I was delighted by the smell of the sea as I walked along the Albert dock and the beach. The green curry dish I had for the first time in Thai restaurant was fantastic!

Scarborough fascinated me with its historic hotel and sea view.  The walk we did on the beach with friends was very nice and the fish and chips made with fresh fish from the sea was really delicious!

In Knaresborough, I felt out of this world as I strolled through traditional English houses and small streets.  The view from the castle was spectacular. It was pleasant to sit on the bench at the castle and watch the river and the historic bridge for hours.

I have never thought I’d stay in London’s financial centre in Canary Wharf.  The hotel was really very clean and cozy.  The dinner we ate in the Lebanese restaurant in the evening was really delicious and very reasonable in price.  We had the opportunity to see the most beautiful and important places of London with cable car and a ferry cruise on the Thames.  We ended our trip by sitting on the grass in the green park and having fun chats with friends.

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