My last holiday

My last holiday

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My last holiday

My last holiday was a five-day trip to Prague in the Czech Republic. I know Prague well because I lived there when I was at university, more than ten years ago.

Instead of staying in a hotel, I stayed with one of my old friends. It was so much fun, and a little bit like my old life. I wanted to do all the same things I did in my university days, so I visited the university. It has changed a lot and looks more modern. I also went to the supermarket near my old house. I loved seeing all the different foods. I was really happy to find my favourite cheese and chocolate biscuits but they were a bit more expensive than I remember!

We did some touristy things too. We walked up beautiful Petrin Hill and around the castle. The views of the city are amazing up there. We walked across the historic Charles Bridge. My friend's flat is very near the TV Tower so we saw the famous baby statues climbing up it. Those things haven't changed, of course.


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Submitted by Gabrielaks15 on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 16:28

My last holiday was spent in Europe, I visited Portugal, Cuba and Spain. Portugal is a beautiful country with very friendly and cheerful people, the place I loved most about Portugal was Porto, it is a city where there are older people, the weather is cold but very comfortable, the food is very rich and healthy and its wines are exquisite. Then I visited Lisbon, it's a very nice but very expensive city, so I couldn't buy a lot of clothes. But before I continue with Spain, I want to tell you about the trip to Cuba; Cuba is a very hot and slightly damp place, all the time it was hot and it rained very little, sometimes I had to stay half an hour locked in a clothing store by the air conditioner. Cuba is a place where they don't have many things, its beaches are beautiful and it has the typical tropical climate, but the worst thing is... THEY DO NOT HAVE WIFI! And if they have, they lend it to you for 15 minutes, all the time it was horrible because I had to share wifi with my family for 15 minutes, it was awful. One day I went to ask the hotel's receptionist for more internet and she replied "you Venezuelans are addicted to wifi", I didn't know what to answer, but believe me that comment annoyed me quite a bit. After Cuba, I traveled to Portugal and Spain. Spain is an exotic and beautiful country in its own way, but the city I loved the most was Barcelona. Barcelona is a bohemian and poetic city in its own way. As a child, I dreamed of living in a country or a city with which I could feel identified, now dream and desire to live in Barcelona, I think I found my perfect city to live with. Eventually I have not been able to travel anymore or meet new countries because of the same economic situation in Venezuela, but I hope to revisit soon that city that stole my heart.

Submitted by Olieth28 on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 14:41

My last holiday was in february 2020, I went to Morrocoy with my boyfriend and enjoyed so much. There were a lot of people, but we still could find a place for us.

Submitted by GabrielaE on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 22:16

My family and I spend our last christmas holiday in Colombia. We visit place like Cartagena, Santa Marta, San Andres, Bogota and Barranquilla. It´s was one of the most amazing expirience I ever could have. I´m very thankful

Submitted by zambranonet on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 23:46

My last holiday was exactly one year ago andI visited Argentina. I went with my wife and my daughter, we were there tovisit my older son, he lives in Buenos Aires.    We stayed withmy son for about seven days in his flat because Hotels were very expensive and alsobecause we wanted to spend more time together.     Among others, we visited some beautifulparks, gardens and historic places, such as the Japanese Garden and ElRosedal de Palermo, but there was one very different and weird touristic place:the Recoleta Cemetery. It is verydifferent from the ones we know, because it is all concrete and full of mausoleum,belonging to important families in Argentina, such as Presidents, Artists, Doctors,Rich people, etc. I think it is weird because you can see the coffins through thewindows.   I fully recommend visiting Buenos Aires, because it has many places to go depending on your expectations. 

Submitted by BookishVibe on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 22:59

The last time I flew in a plane was 2 years ago. I always fly economy class. I’ve never been upgraded. I always choose a window seat, so that I can enjoy the view, but my mom chooses an aisle seat because she can get up and walk around easily. I flew to Moscow to visit my close friend. I got a direct flight, so the flight took only 1 hour, and I didn’t have jet-lag. I arrived at Vnukovo International airport, and a friend of mine was waiting for me. We met and went to my friend’s house. The next day we went sightseeing; the first place we visited was, of course, Red Square. We saw a lot of interesting landmarks: Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Alexander Gardens. I was incredibly amazed by the views, and took lots of pictures of them. On the second day we went to Tsaritsyno museum. We walked around the park, then we went to Grand Palace. We saw antique things that belonged to Catherine the Great: like dressing-gowns with cuffs and buttons, decorated with rhinestones, jewellery that made of brass and leather.

Submitted by shironeiko on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:54

I went to cat ba island last year. It's so amazing with fresh, cool beach and beautiful nature. I went to national garden, walking and seeing sceneries, and of course, took some photos. At night, I can't miss the night market, walking around and window shoping. Some street games are great, it helped people closer together.

Submitted by aml96 on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 17:18

my last holiday was last year i went to portsudan with my colleague we are studying at atbra city it takes 6 hours to portsudan we rented a bus we song many traditional and modern songs all the road we took drum with us we stayed in a hotel near the red see we had fun all day at the morning we drank tea in the hotel with all my friends we visited different places like red see university it is very big and there was many collage and had many participation in sea life researches we also visited museum of the sea life we saw amazing fish with different shape and size we take nice picture with sea creatures every day we went the beach and we saw blue sea and fresh air there was many cafes near the sea they made delicious coffee i never drink in all may life

Submitted by Rinaa on Wed, 19/08/2020 - 23:46

My last holiday was a 10day trip to Tirana in Albania. I know Tirana because I have lived there when I was at University, for four years. Instead of staying at the hotel, I stayed at my ex roommate's house. Her life has changed a lot since our last meeting. She got married and became a mother of two wonderful children. I wanted to enjoy a little of my student life, so I went to university. I looked to meet my favorite teacher, and it was sad to see how old and weak he was, but his advice still came to me so helpful. I did some touristy things too. I walked up to Taiwan and around the city, and that feeling reminds me of my first kiss there. Small city fulfill with memories.

Submitted by Nanami Tsuchiya on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 05:36

My last holiday was a two-days trip to Atami in Shizuoka with my friend. First day, we rented a car and drove high speed. It was very far from our city where is Saitama to Atami. Maybe it took 3 hours or more. When we arrived city, we went to Osakana Syokudou to have lunch. we had big and good Kaisendon. Next, we bought Atami Pudding that famous sweets in this area and ate it at near beach. It was so good, so we bought it again next day. Then at night, we staying at a hotel. We could choice a Yukata that Japanese pajama and took a hot spring. We didn't have dinner because lunch time was late so we were not hungry. Second day, morning, we had good breakfast in a hotel and went to get Atami Pudding. Next, we departed Atami and went to Ikea in Saitama. My friend and I live alone, so we wanted to buy furniture and daily necessities. My friend bought desk to study and I bought sofa. We could buy what we was looking for. I spend good time in two-days trip. I was able to refresh.