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What did you do on your last vacation ?

I'm practicing simple past, so I think this a good way to improve mi knowledges. Last year, I went to Cartagena with my family and my best friend Luis. ( Cartagena is a city in Colombia ). We visited my cousins Mayra and Alejandra. I did not meet them, so I was really excited to meet them. My first impression of them it was very good, they are so much friendly and fun. We went to visit many places but my favorite place was Barú island. That island is amazing, it looks like a paradise, I took many pictures. The food was exellent. We ate shrimp rice and shrimp cocktail. I had a great time with my family. We spent three amazing days in Cartagena.

Now tell me what about you ? How was your last vacation ? and What did you enjoy most ?

July 25, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cleeent

¿Quiubo, Alice? Bien hecho. He hecho unas correcciones a continuación:

I'm practicing the simple past, so I think this a good way to improve my knowledge. Last year, I went to Cartagena with my family and my best friend Luis. ( Cartagena is a city in Colombia ). We visited my cousins Mayra and Alejandra. I had not met them, so I was really excited to visit them. My first impression of them was very good, they are so friendly and fun. We visited many places but my favorite place was Barú island. The island is amazing, it looks like Paradise, I took a lot of pictures. The food was excellent. We ate shrimp rice and shrimp cocktail. I had a great time with my family. We spent three amazing days in Cartagena.

Now tell me about you ? How was your last vacation ? And what did you enjoy most ?


My last vacation was to outer space. I went to the Moon, Mars and Mercury. I decided to only visit places that begin with 'M'. Originally, I was thinking about going to Minnesota, Montana and Michigan. Then, maybe continue on to Missouri and Mississippi. But I decided to go farther afield. It was pretty cool. Actually, it was extremely cold in outer space! My favorite part was that I was accompanied by my multilingual macaque Marcela. She has reached level 25 in all the trees offered by Duolingo. She climbed them all! We had all kinds of extraterrestrial adventures. We met mad Martians, Mercurial misfits and Moon Zappa. They all were very hospitable. On our return, we landed in the Indian Ocean and swam to Mauritius. We stayed in a motel and then moved to Madagascar and finally had fun surfing the waves to Mozambique were we have lived for millions of years. It's time for another vacation!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Thanks for your help ! I liked your vacation, maybe the next time I should travel to outer space.

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ricardo55189

Hi Ali, where are you from? What City?

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Riohacha. Why ?

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

"Buen hecho" is not right at all, use "Bien hecho". ohh the phrase "I had not met them" sounds better than my suggestion, I am still thinking about "The island is amazing, it looks like Paradise," but well maybe a question of style.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cleeent

Gracias, lo he corregido.

The phrase "it looks like a paradise" sounds awkward to me. Since Paradise is a proper name of a place, it is often capitalized in English.

I added a picture of Marcela to my post... or is that Marcel ???

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

hehehe ok thanks for sharing!! about Marcela... ammm I have a question.. How do you put a pic here?? I imagine you use some code.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cleeent

Este comentario contiene la información sobre el tema:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2591660/Formatting-Codes

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

Ohh ok probare con una imagen de Mia Khalifa

Whatever

recuerdan a Mia Khalifa? Creo que ganó un premio Nobel por la Paz... O me estoy confundiendo de persona?

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S_e_r_9_1_0

Wuajajaja....(that's a regional spanish equivalent for the english LOL)...

Disfrute mucho de su relato...Así como también aprendí de sus correcciones...

¡Gracias colega!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

Si quieres leerte con risa macabra utiliza: Muajajajaja

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S_e_r_9_1_0

El Internet ha destruido nuestra lengua hermano...Hay que abrazar lo desconocido...Muajajaja...

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen60595

I went to Finland .It is a fantastic country but it is cold.In summer is good but in winter I think that to be heavy about the temperatu

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alejandro937945

y went to chicago

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bercellilopez

Hi, mmm last vacation?? I was in Mexico,, It was so cool, because of their food. love tacos lol. Nice to meet ya, living in Maryland. How about you?

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanCamiloZ.

en la casa y estube 6 dias en tumaco

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ManuLuduea

Muy Buen Post! Mas adelante me animo a redactar mis vacaciones en ingles. Pero es muy buena la iniciativa para practicar. Muchas Gracias. Saludos desde Argentina!

July 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Thank you !

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

Excellent post!! Congrats!! Well I hope don't bother you...

"We visited my cousins Mayra and Alejandra. I did not meet them, so I was really excited to meet them. " I understand this sentence however I think this is not correct at all ". I did not meet them"

Maybe you can write something like: "I have not meet them before our travel..."

"That island is amazing, it looks like a paradise" I think ... following the context this sentece must be in past tense too.

Thanks for sharing, and well my last vacations were with my family on Ixtapa beach, we spend all the time in an "all inclusive hotel" and well yes sometimes we visited another beaches like "las gatas" or "la ropa" they are pretty beaches, my little boy enjoyed to feel the water under his feet while my daughter was afraid of the sea.

We ate shrimp, fruit, cereals and well I drank a lot of beer, (I love beer) and we spend time at the beach and hotel's pool.

I hope to visit Ixtapa soon.

Please let me know if you write more topics!!

BTW I gave you a lingot!!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Thanks for the lingot and thanks for your post ! You had a nice vacation with your family.

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

Yeah, thanks to you and I am waiting your next topic hehe, enjoy the day!!

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cleeent

"We visited my cousins Mayra and Alejandra. I did not meet them, so I was really excited to meet them. " I understand this sentence however I think this is not correct at all ". I did not meet them"

Maybe you can write something like: "I have not meet them before our travel..." ...

You can see my corrections in the reply I wrote about two hours before you posted. I am a native English speaker.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dragondlarge

Thanks Cleeent of course I read you too, I appreciate both of you guys cause in this way I can learn and practice and of course enjoy with our stories!!!

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnGleeso14

Maybe "I had not met them so I was really excited to do so."

July 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S_e_r_9_1_0

Hello...My last vacation was not a great one, but I'll share my experience in order to practice and hopefully to be corrected by our friend, Cleeent...

According to the Cambridge Dictionary; "vacation is a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax."

That being said...

I am on vacation since november of last year. I've been "working"(technically is not a job, because I don't get paid...long story) as a salesman in the mornings and dedicating my afternoons, mainly to the following activities: Learning/practicing languages, exercising, learning music theory, playing guitar and singing, learning Computer Science, and reading.
I have not travelled, though. In fact, I technically never have "travelled". I did move from one country to another a couple of times, but it was not really fun. I will not bore you with the details, but I could tell: it built my character.

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jDgemKzI

Hello! I´ll try to share both something about my vacation and something about grammar. When you write : "Í´ m on vacation since November..... " I think you should write: I´ve been on vacation since last November.... . And about your "job" I hope you get paid soon!!! On my last vacation I went to the hills. San Antonio de Arredondo is a beautiful and quiet place in the centre of my country .I stayed there for about ten days with my husband, my children and my granddaughter. I went for longs walks , read, and we also enjoy the river and the sun. Fortunatelly the weather was great! My children went to the theatre too and I stayed with my granddaughter watching the stars and playing cards. We really had a good time there!

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S_e_r_9_1_0

Thanks for the correction and the story. I'm glad for your experience...And I also hope I'll get a proper job next year...

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Thanks for sharing your story ! You had a nice vacation

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Thanks for sharing your story !

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/franz393343

hello, iªm franz, nice to meet you miss...could you copy my telephone number for what up 584146077226 for speak inglish for this way, please

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-.Edwin.-

Well, my last vacation was a long trip by road through different states -provinces or departmets- of my country. I visited the sea, the mountains, the plains, the jungle... I really enjoyed that experience. I really enjoyed the opportunity to confirm, again, that the routine is just a mirage, an illusion and that there is a whole terrific, exciting world outside in which I can be the true person I am.

Best regards

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Thanks for sharing your post !

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanCamiloZ.

hola mamacita

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alice_1617

Hi !

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnGleeso14

Hola, estoy de vacaciones mientras me siento y escribo esto. Estoy en Hervey Bay, Queensland Auatralia, el hogar de la observación de ballenas en Australia. Estoy cerca de la isla de Fraser, la isla de arena más grande del mundo, y no muy lejos del extremo sur de la Gran Barrera de Coral. Estoy en mi caravana mirando hacia el otro lado de la bahía y estaré aquí por unas semanas más ya que mi compañero es una enfermera que trabaja en un asilo de ancianos local. Después de eso, planeamos regresar lentamente por la costa a Nueva Gales del Sur hasta nuestra casa en Dubbo. Espero leer sobre las vacaciones de otras personas.

July 1, 2018
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