Topic: Describe a bicycle/motorbike/car trip that is interesting
It was two years ago when I had my very first motorbike trip with my friends to George town, an ancient town located in Southern Malaysia. It is an unforgettable trip that I’ve ever had.
Our group had 3 people, Jack, Jenny and me. We chose to travel there during Mid-Autumn Festival because George Town, particularly, is one of the great places to experience this festival. George Town still keeps a firmly rooted in tradition for thousands of years and these invaluable traditions have been formed the heart of the community.
We hired two motorbikes: one for Jack, one for Jenny and me. The owner was a nice and kind person. He suggested us to choose scooters, a kind of automatic motorbikes, which were much easier for beginners to ride. He also reminded us of the traffic laws and direction to George town. We left George Town around 3 pm and aimed to be there by 6 pm to enjoy the night view there when all of the activities were exhibited. It was a sunny day and the streets were not a little bit crowded as many people traveled to George at that time. That was our first motorbike tour so we were very excited. Jenny was like a dog with two tails while Jack and I were also on cloud nine. We enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful landscape such as small houses or paddy fields. However, we always reminded ourselves to ride safely.
A long line of children rehearsed dragon dance and drumming in the street welcomed us to the main gate of George Town. Entering into the town when the lights are all up, the streets became more and more crowded. We parked the motorbikes along the street and relished the space filled with the laughter of children and the season of autumn.
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
1. Do people prefer to travel by car or by train?
Well, nowadays, people can easily have their own cars. Therefore, they tend to have a long trip traveling by car. Traveling by car, especially a private car could help travelers intensively stop at anywhere they want. However, although the train is considered as the fastest means of transportation, it has specific stations where people could hop off or hop into. After that, travelers, sometimes, have to take another transportation, such as cabs or buses, to reach their destinations. I find it more time consuming and inconvenient.
2. What are the advantages of traveling with a group of people?
First, the budget could be cheaper. It is because more people, the spending money, for example, accommodation, transportations, or even foods, could be shared equally. Other than that, it is much safer. A group of people shared common interests could explore new places together and can protect each other when needed. The last point, personally, is the more the merrier and more heads more ideas. Consequently, the trip will be more enjoyable.
3. Should young people travel abroad?
My brother always encourages me to travel to other countries to not only explore a new place but also be more independent. When traveling abroad, we, the youngsters have opportunities to explore new things about other cultures and landscapes. Traveling is the best way to build up one’s confidence and social skills, as we could interact with local people to understand more about their lifestyles and mindset. Therefore, they could collect more life experience and avoid racist to adapt to globalization which is very beneficial in their future careers.
4. Where do people like to travel in your country?
This point depends on different preferences and ages. For example, young American, who is adventurous and curious about new places, tend to choose brand new places where haven’t exploited by tourist, whilst old people prefer to stay in a resort nearby a beach or in a village in order to bring back their memories and do meditation.
5. Is international travel popular with people in your country?
Recently, most of the people spend their time to travel abroad. Their common first destinations are South East Asia areas such as Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries like China, Taiwan, Hongkong, etc. The reason might be because more and more cheap flight from a number of airlines either domestic or international one are available in my country. Tourist agencies also have various promotions for a group of people or family. Therefore, international travel seems like not a dream anymore.
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