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 dina yalda on Wed, 07/12/2022 - 20:22

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A place I have visited long before
My last holiday was five days. I went with my cousin to Cappadocia in Turkey. We stayed at a cave hotel in Gorme village and it was amazing. We had a beautiful view over the all the caves. We did some touristy things too. In the first days we flown with balloon and we could see Cappadocia city. In the second days we went to the Open Museum so we could go inside the caves and to see how people lives at that time.
Last days we walked about thirteen kilometers around the city and we visited the oldest castles in Cappadocia. We choose a different local restaurant every day. The food was delicious and cheap. I would like to go there again because that is a lot of things I want to see, and I recommend other people to go and see the magic city.

Submitted by sychevmax on Mon, 10/10/2022 - 07:31

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My last holiday was a five-day trip to Tbilisi the capital of Georgia. It was my first real holiday for last several years, usually I continue to work in my trips, but in this time I decided to not.

I went to this trip with my wife. We went by train. There was my first visit of Tbilisi but my wife was there a year before. So she knew all interesting places and sightseeings and showed me the city.

As it was my only holiday for the long time I don’t want to have a tight schedule and preferred spend it in chill way. I woke up without alarm had a breakfast slowly and then we decided where to go and what to do today.

We have visited some famous places as monument Mother of Georgia placed at the top of the mountain, some historical churches. We used old funicular to reach the top of another mountain with the amusement park. We walk a lot every day and explore almost every part of the city.

I really love restaurants in Tbilisi. We tried Italian, Japan, French and Georgian cosine. The food in Georgia is cheap and amazing!

It were five amazing days. I felt myself so relaxed and ready for new challenges at my job.

Submitted by Rita25 on Thu, 22/09/2022 - 02:23

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We had our summer holiday in the west cost of Korea. We stayed in a beach hotel near the city center, We stayed for 2nights and 1day in a deluxe room with side seaview on the 10th floor.
On the first day, rain poured down in torrents, we couldn't go swimming in the beach so we decided to just go to the nearby indoor pool. We had no luck on the following day it rained a lot so we just stayed in our room binge watch the entire season of 'Descendants' to keep my daughter amused. It was such a shame, we couldn't make most of our holiday. However on our last day the weather was wonderful, we visited a famous traditional market, there were lots of scrumptious snacks, lots of tourist and long queues. It was fun though. Thinking about our trip makes me feel nostalgic.In fact It was our first family trip together, I guess it wasn't that bad at all. Well I think I just to remind myself to look at the bright side of everything

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Mon, 15/08/2022 - 10:52

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My last holidays was in April. Normally, we have long holidays in April in Myanmar. April is Myanmar new year month. We get nearly 7 or 10 holidays so we travel or doing good things or offering traditional foods with our neighbors. Most of the elder people go to monastery or famous pagoda to offer arm foods to the Monks or keeping sabbath.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 14:51

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Since ı work too hard ı only can once a year vacation and this isn't enough for me. When people work hard some times their brains don't work when this happened you should rest. Last year this time ı went 4 days camping with my friends. That is my last holiday we really enjoyed during the holiday.

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Wed, 13/04/2022 - 08:47

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I wish I went to Prague, Czech Republic, with my husband, because there was our fist trip eight years ago. It might bring even more romance to our relationship.

Submitted by pablitin_jr on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 20:19

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My last holyday was three days in Havana city. I didn't stay at a hotel becuase they're so expensive. I stayed at my family's house. I spent a great with my family. We visited a few interesting places there. We visited the most famous musuem in Havana city, it's called The Revolution's Museum. Because the museum has the whole history of our country. I had fun a lot. I hope to come back soon.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 20:02

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My last holiday was in in a city with a lots of population. I don't think I enjoy it.

My last holidays was a one-week trip to a town near Barranquilla, I spent the New Year's holidays there.
The place was a bit calm, but entertaining. I really missed my family and how I couldn't visit them, I was in the company of some friends

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 20:00

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My last holiday is in a room.