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Essay Writing About How I Spent My Holiday Story

How To Create An Impressive Essay About Your Last Holiday

Students are often required to write essays on topics like “My last vacation” or “How I spent my summer holidays”. Although it’s not the hardest topic to write on, many learners ponder how to write an entire story about something they could answer in one sentence. Besides, how can one compose an impressive essay if nothing special happened or if the vacation was really boring? Fortunately, there are some tips on how to deal with these kinds of problems.

Describing Your Trip

As many people prefer to spend their vacation away from home, this might be the way you spent your last holiday. Whether you enjoyed it or not, there are usually plenty of things to write about. Remember that your readers know nothing about your friends and family, so you can start with some information about people you usually go on vacation with and where you usually go. To make it easier, here are some simple questions to answer:

  • Who do you usually go on vacation with?
  • Where do you usually go?
  • Why do you like going there?
  • Where did you go this time?
  • Did you have a safe trip?
  • What was the first thing you did when you arrived there?
  • Was the weather good?
  • What did you do there?
  • How long did you stay there?
  • Are you planning to visit this place again?

How to Write about a “Boring” Vacation

If you didn’t go anywhere and if you didn’t do anything special, you can still write a decent essay about the way you spent your vacation. In fact, there are many things in our everyday life that we fail to notice and that might be interesting for others to read about. Maybe you met some interesting people or spent some quality time with your old friends and family. Maybe you found new hobbies and ways to spend your leisure. Anyway, here are some questions to help you recall something about your last holiday:

  • Do you ever go to other places on vacation? If yes, why didn’t you go anywhere this time?
  • What do you usually do on vacation?
  • What did you do this time?
  • What was the thing you enjoyed doing the most?
  • Did you develop any new hobbies?
  • Did you meet your friends? What did you do together?
  • What did you like about your vacation?
  • What did you hate about it and why?
  • How would you like to spend your next vacation?

I had a great time at Christmas – for a change, I might add.  I usually hate Christmas at home to be honest but last year was different and for that, I am grateful.  There was less plate-washing and more going out so I was happy.  I wanted to let you know how the holiday went but instead of writing about it and perhaps bringing back memories of the English teacher you hated, I decided to put up pictures which show what I got up to over the holidays.

Eating out is a favourite pastime of mine and over Christmas, I did a lot of that.  The scales in my bathroom can testify to that.  I had this gorgeous burger and chips at Café Royal .

When I want to eat but I’m not very hungry, a pizza always hits the spot.  This pizza and milkshake were from Café Vergnano.

The first photograph in this post was what I had for lunch one day, the pizza was dinner on another day and this was breakfast on yet another day.  I had this very filling breakfast at Orchid Bistro.

Although I like ‘oyinbo’ food, I also really like pepper.  I had fish peppersoup a few times over the holidays.  This picture was taken at CMD.

I love to dance and I dance even better (in my opinion) after a few drinks 😉  In this picture are a Strawberry Daiquiri and a Mojito.  Don’t worry, I didn’t drink them both.  At least, not at the same time 😉

I like my cocktails but I also like my tea.  Our heat in Nigeria means I don’t drink tea often but when I do, I go for fruit tea.

I say it all the time on this blog and I’m about to say it again:  I love the beach and it is one of the reasons I like living in Lagos.  This picture is of Eleko Beach.

So, it looks like I spent the holiday eating, drinking and playing on the beach.  You couldn’t ask for more if you ask me.  What did you get up to over the holidays?


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