welcome back! How was your vacation?
it was fantastic, but I'm glad to be back! Being a tourist is really tiring!
where did you end up going?
because it's off-season, we got a really good package deal to Paris, so we went there.
I've always wanted to go to Paris. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world! Did you go to the top?
that was the first thing we did. I have a few pictures. Do you want to seet them?
sure. What's this one a picture of?
oh, that's a picture of me on our fourth day of travelling. I'm standing next to a famous founation in the centre of the city.
you don't look very happy in that picture.
no ,by that time, I was sick of sightseeing. I had had enough of art galleries, cathedrals, fountains, statues, and palaces!
so what did you do?
we spent that afternoon walking around a flea market. We had a few coffees, watched a movie, and went for a swim in the pool at the hotel.
my travel agent always seminds me to plan a day of relaxing for every 3 days of sightseeing. Did you go to the Louvre?
of course! You can't go to Paris without going to their famous art gallery! I was surprised by how small the Mona Lisa was though.
that's what everyone says! I can't wait to see it for myself some day.
Off season 淡季
Hotel workers wait until the off-season to take their holidays.
A beautiful stone fountain was set in the middle of the garden.
Some people like to lie on the beach, but I prefer sightseeing.
Art gallery 美术馆
The area which a bishop administers has one cathedral and many smaller churches.
The Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbor.
The Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace.