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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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2. Use adjectives to add detail to your descriptions.

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4. Use so, but, and, because and other linking words.

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My last holiday was a three day-trip to Bagan in Myanmar.This is a famous place and well known for its ancient pagodas.Many tourists like this place and they often come to.
I went to this with train with my friends.This is the first trip for me together going with my friends.This is very exciting and full of joyful moments.We stayed two days in a hotel.
We went to every places of Bagan with ebike by using maps.We went to national museum of Bagan and famous ancient pagodas eg, Gupyaukgyi,Arnadanar,Lawkanandar,Dhammayangyi,Tuywin mountain etc.I liked to eat traditional foods.We were worn same traditional clothes and taken group photos and selfies.
We woke up 4AM and we went 4 eyeteeth of the Buddha.People said that if you can go 4eyeteeth of the Buddha in Bagan until 12PM, you will have your wishes fullfilled.After three days,we came back home with train.We reached back home safely.

My last holiday was a seven-day tour in Jaipur in Rajasthan. I chose to go to Jaipur because of its history and beautiful forts and palaces.

I went by train with my family. We arrived at 3 am in Jaipur and were so tired that we went to bed as soon as we checked into the hotel. We woke up in the early afternoon and had lunch. It was a delicious traditional dish.

Then, we went sightseeing in the city. It was a hot day but we enjoyed a lot. I took photograph wearing a warrior armor. It was so heavy but I liked it. City Palace was amazing and huge. There is a central dome where the ceiling is covered with pieces of mirror. It is made up of red and white marble. It looks fabulous!

After spending a few days, I fell in love with the city. I hope to visit again sometime in the future.