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Catching up after a trip

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Last year my family decided that Spain will be our next destination . So a month ago, we were in Madrid but to be honest, I did not enjoy staying in Madrid as much as i enjoyed staying in Barcelona . But however, one of the things that i liked about Madrid is its streets and neighborhoods , you can see many amazing ancient architect designs all over the city. Plus, the weather was really good. We went there in summer so i dont know how winter feels like there, but i suspect its very cold . Now about the accommodation ,we were very lucky with it ,and we stayed in a nice hotel that was located in the center area of the city. I remember that we saw
the most scenic views of the city through the windows that were in our room . So in the end, I really enjoyed my trip to Spain, and I would recommend this place to all my friends.

My last trip outside of my own country was to Berlin. Multicultural and vivid capital of Germany. Along with Berlin we have visited Potsdam, city of around 200.000 inhabitants and calm lifestyle, historically a part of Eastern Germany. We were in Berlin and Potsdam partly for a business purposes, however we still had some free time to look around. Difference in an architecture and neighbourhoods are astonishing, but what amazed me the most is rich recent history that Berlin has, from II World War uptil now. I would recommend everyone to visit Berlin, take a few days to truly discover the city and it's inhabitants, which are of different nationalities and ethnicities, unlike in any other city I had visited so far.

The last time I had traveled was to Dubai. It was a great trip. I've been to many places. I visited the National Museum and Zoo in Dubai, Dubai Mall And that's where I enjoyed watching the dancing fountain, also I've been to many malls, Ibn Battuta Mall, AlEmarat Mall, Yass Mall It was a fun trip. The last district I'd visited it was Ferrari World, really it was a different advertisement.

Usually, I travel because of the demand of my job. I am working as a researcher and I have collaborators all over Europe. Last winter, I traveled to Amsterdam as I was invited by my collaborator that works at the University of Amsterdam.

The most striking point of the visit was the very expensive prices of the hotels. They were even more expensive than similar quality hotels in Paris, that is a very famous and touristic city. I further noticed that, interestingly, there are hotels that are just a room located in a boat! I found them really cute though preferred not to stay in one of them.

recently, i've traveled to sharm el sheikh it got me mad, the place was really wonderful with a worthy sites that contains ancient egyptian mosques and churches with fabulus beaches
i really recommend it for everyone

why Dave answers yes to Jean's question "Was it one of those" whilst he was so excited with the place he had rented?

Hello fahimeh,

Dave says he has read about problems with rental flats, so when Jean says 'Was it one of those?' she means 'Was it a rental flat?' Dave says it was a rental place but then says it was fine, and not like the horror stories he'd heard.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

The last place I traveled to Quang Ninh province. The famous place in my country. It is a beautiful place with many small mountains . I love to recommend it to my friends.

I don't travel much, however the last place I visited was Chennai. It is the hottest place in South India, whole year feels like summer. You can have fun travelling around the city but make sure you're not going out in day time.personally I wouldn't recommend it as I hate hot places.

I was in London. A very interested city. You meet people from all countries. It´s very exciting. There are a lot of very nice parks, markets and museums.

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