I was having nothing better to do in the class at that time. Then, I asked my friend of mine who also my English teacher to give a writing task for me to practice writing.
He always supports me in learning English, so he was happy to give me an essay.
“Alright, Yuli,” he said, “you are given a prize to go anywhere in the world with a friend. The friend cannot be a family member. Describe the place you want to go and why. Describe the friend and the reason you have chosen that person.”
Reading the essay given, I had a wry smile on my face. I wasn’t good at describing something. I wasn’t good enough at writing in English for exact 😀
I told him about it, and he asked me to give it a try; I agreed.
It was several months ago, and the essay I made was just a rough draft, and then I gave up.
Today, It is crossed my mind. Where I want to go if I am given a prize to go anywhere in the world?
Since I prefer visiting a quiet place rather than a crowded one, I am thinking about this place.
It is a small town with 2,600 inhabitants and nearly 180 wooden bridges arching over the narrow canals which situated at the sting of the park Weerribben-Wieden, where the wetlands attract a various range of vegetation and wildlife, in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands.
The village got its name after early farmers discovered hundreds of goat horns buried in the marshland, remnants of the floods that had previously ravaged the area. It a bit tragic.
The village is entirely car less, which means If I were there, I would have two options: rent a boat, explore the canals by water, or pick up a map, start walking along the canals over 180 beautiful little bridges.
I would spend a couple of days there. Exploring the place by boat and take a tour guide to enjoy the natural area around and the charming houses which still feature thatched roofs and colorful facades.
After exploring Giethoorn by boat, I would take some time to relax along the village footpaths and see the famous tall wooden bridges along the canals.
In the afternoon, I would enjoy the sunny weather; the wind would be blowing slowly, shaking green leaves, quiet, and peaceful. Might be I would spend some time writing, reading, or chatting while enjoying the sunset.
I would go to the place with my writing friends who loves traveling and good at speak and write in English, and they also love to watch good movies.
I choose them because besides we would enjoy nature, we would also discuss writing and would be spending time watching good movies in the evening: Biography movies, some movies about writing, or other movies that would give me a good laugh.