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backpacking • delightful • well traveled
gorgeous • inn
  1. The view from the top of the mountain is .
  2. We're going through Western Europe for most of the summer.
  3. There aren't any big hotels around here, but there is a cute little close to the river.
  4. It is when someone brings you coffee in bed.
  5. She is very and has lots of good advice about things to see.
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304 Travel

Simon and Michael compare the places they have visited.

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I've done the, you know, the high school backpacking trip around Europe.

A 'backpacking' is type of extended trip usually undertaken by students or young adults. Backpacking is a way to travel the world on a limited budget. It is called 'backpacking' because the travelers carry all of their things in a big backpack.

Notice the following:

  1. When I finish my studies I want to go backpacking.
  2. My brother is going to go backpacking across Australia.


I went on a delightful trip to Cuba.

'Delightful' is a word used to describe something in a positive way. Something 'delightful' gives you pleasure and happiness.

Notice the following:

  1. Thank you, that supper was delightful.
  2. She is a delightful girl.

well traveled

Are you well traveled?

If you are 'well traveled' you have been to many different countries.

Notice the following:

  1. This suitcase has lasted me years, it is very well traveled.
  2. She has been to lots of countries and is well traveled.


Mie prefecture is gorgeous.

'Gorgeous' is a word used to describe something that is really beautiful.

Notice the following:

  1. She could be a model. She's gorgeous.
  2. That fabric is gorgeous. I think I will buy it.


I stayed in a Japanese inn.

An 'inn' is a type of small hotel or lodging.

Notice the following:

  1. When we get to the village we will try and find an inn where we can stay the night.
  2. We stayed in a charming little inn.



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