Paris: one of the best cities on Christmas Day

20 12 2010


photo from BBC news

Paris is the capital of France and it’s one of the best cities I’ve ever visited for the Christmas holidays. Along the streets, there are a lot of fairy lights and small Christmas trees. Everything is decorated with lights and baubles. Paris has a lot of Christmas spirit and everyone is very happy around this time. One of the best places that is completely decorated is the Arc de Triomphe – it’s brightly illuminated and on the streets around it the trees are full of lights and baubles. Sometimes in Paris it snows and everything is completely covered by the snow. It seems like Father Christmas’ house. At Christmas you can also eat a lot of food like turkey, Christmas cake and mince pies. I think Christmas time, not only in Paris but all around the world, is the best period for peoples’ morale, especially for children who believe in Father Christmas and receive a lot of big presents!

by Federico, upper intermediate





Christmas holidays

15 12 2010

by Gavino

Surely Christmas is the perfect time to forget all of life’s problems and pack your bags for a wonderful Christmas holiday to re-charge your batteries?

There are many Christmas destinations to choose from, including cold destinations and hot destinations. In particular, the most requested places are the mountains of central Europe and hot countries in Africa and South America.


COLD PLACES

Italy and France  are visited every Christmas by millions of people who are attracted by the big ski stations in the Alps. Places like Cortina d’Ampezzo and Courmayer have all the comforts you need, including sport, leisure centres, shops and in the end a lot of fun!In these cities there are some very organised ski stations that are very popular, where you can see a lot of famous skiers.Moreover, these places have a really active night life, so if you’re looking for fun, these places are perfect!


HOT PLACES

If you don’t like the cold of the snow and the freezing wind of the mountains, you can address your holiday to hot destinations like Sharm El Sheik, Capo Verde or even Honolulu or Santo Domingo. In these places, the situation is completely different: you can spend your days lying on beautiful beaches enjoying a warm breeze, or you can use the fantastic swimming pool facilities in the luxurious hotels that are avaliable. There is also a great night life in these locations and you can make a lot of friends.

So,this is what most people choose… What about you? Where will you go this Christmas?