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 In on Wed, 10/03/2021 - 02:20

My last holiday was last year. I went to Chile to visit my family for six weeks. I stayed in my parent's house. Always is nice to visit my family, but also takes a few weeks to feel at home again. Many things changed in my natal town and in my country that I have to adapt to again. The family grows with new nieces and a nephew, so almost all the attention goes over them. I had the warmest family time and enjoyed catching up with my brothers and sister because we don`t use to call much often by phone. We had a great time together that I appreciate because was just before covid.

Submitted by DUPONT on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 17:19

Hi, my last holiday was very funny and just wonderful. I visited Wishingthon state with my friend. we did camping in the forest, it was a little cold but in october the season give lots of different colors in the trees. It was very beautiful. After, we saw the snowy mountains, we drove under the snow while one hour and we finished in the desert, with a beautiful sun. It was some incroyable different views. I loved walk in kirkland erea, between the trees and the road. To spend a time with my friends at the restaurant or in some bar.

Submitted by khalidait on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 14:43

this year i did not make a holiday so i was at home all the that month because my parents were travel in that time so i have to wake early and made my breakfast and then clean the room and wish dishes and vacuum the flour yeah in the afternoon i had to make lunch . and i look so tired that day because i had to complete some courses .................

Submitted by Ebru on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 07:40

My last holiday was spent in Denia which is in Spain. we went there with my four friends. We stayed at a home during 7 days. I had really good memories. That was the first time i went to Denia. It has amazing beach near the house. the house is small but it has huge balcony and from thw balcony you can see the beach. one day we went a restaurant for lunch and i ate the best vegetarian hamburger in my life!! It was amazing so i recommend it everyone. Every day we went to beach and had lots of fun. 3 days we went to fun fair and we had wonderful funny time there. Denia is a small city but its pretty good to do summer holidays. For sure it depends if you have a house to stay or you have to stay at hotel. for me i prefer to stay at house.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 18:57

The last holidays for me was go back my home town. It was so exiting for me because I didn't go back home about tree years. So, I wanted to see my mother and my younger brother and I missed them at that time. When I was in my home, I met with my kitty. He was grown a lot. He was big and he didn't remember me. But I still loved him. He was so cute for me all the time. My mother cooked good curry for me. I still loved to eat my mother's cooking. She is the best chef all over the world for my family. I couldn't eat her cooking for along time because I was away from my hometown. Now also, I am away from my home. As my hometown is a countryside, I can't get any opportunities for jobs. So, I work away from my hometown. We could see many green fields, if we drove outside from town. It was very pleasure. I visited to central of town. It was a little bit changed. I think it looks more modern. And then I went to the night market in my town. It is very popular in my town. In night market, we can eat traditional food and dinner as you like. I was so amazed to hear the prize for food because it was a little big more expensive than I remember! But It was still fun for my favorite foods to eat. I am so pleased that flavor of foods was still good.

Submitted by Hoang Hai on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 07:02

My last holiday was 2-day trip to my hometown. But this time I was not alone, I went with my flat made in university. He has hear about my hometown and he really exciting to visit it. We stay in my house, my parent was happy and very welcome him. We spend whole 2 days to visit some nice place like square, opera house and beach. The most thing my friend interesting is food. he said them so delicious and unique, so he is planing to come back to visit my hometown again.

Submitted by Yee Mon Khaing on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 15:58

I passed my last holiday with my friends.We went to the Shwemyitzu pagoda and travel all over Inndawgyi. Before we go,we discuss how to go and how many cost.Finally we decided to go by car and we bring only 10000kyats at each other. In car,we sang loudly and speak about last subject and we all are happy.We ate tradition food like that fishes no sooner than. WWe feel fresh the air we breathe. We went the pogoda by boat. We pray and offered waterlily to the pagoda. We fed the baits for fishes.We ate the food again. Along the road we go back home, we danced in the car and shouted arbitrariness. We are really pleased. As for us,that day is unforgettable day and wonderful memory.I love my friends because they make me happy and we are one for all and all for me.

Submitted by Liz Vásquez on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 22:57

Where was your last holiday? My last holiday was in Playa Las Palmas, in the province of Esmeraldas-Ecuador. It is a wonderful place, with hot weather and very friendly and outgoing people. I especially love this beach because it is not crowded, so you can enjoy the sea and the view in peace and without being disturbed. The gastronomy is delicious, it is based on seafood and green bananas and being by the sea the products are very fresh. The food on the beach is from another world, it is exquisite. And the best of all is that from Quito, which has a cold climate, to Esmeraldas, which has a warm climate, you can get there by plane in less than 1 hour. I invite you to visit Ecuador, you find it all and super close.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 09:20

I haven't been on my holiday this year.

Submitted by elsiaraujo on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 23:03

My last holiday was in Coche Island. Was a wonderful experience because I can relaxed for a few days, I forgot the city noise, the job issues... That's holidays was perfect