A couple of years ago, I went traveling around Europe and I think my favorite country was Turkey. I didn't see a lot of the country as such. I think we spent about 7 days in Istanbul which was an amazing place. It was really, really interesting because you had the different cultures.
It was slightly Westernized but mainly
not and you'd hear the call to prayer five times a
day and there was so much to see and do and they
were really friendly there. The weather
was great and then, after our 7 days in Istanbul,
we went right to the middle of Turkey to a place
called Cappadocia, which was basically a place
where everyone lived in caves because it was so
hot and that was so interesting to see their way of life.
And mainly I think they just made their
money from carpets, so we went into a lot of
carpet shops. They tried to get us to buy the whole tourist thing,
but they were such friendly, welcoming people. And
I really liked Turkey and I want to go back and do
the coastline and more things but Istanbul
and Turkey in general is a place I'd recommend.
A couple ofA couple of years ago, I went traveling around Europe.
'A couple of ' means two. Notice the following:
- I bought a couple of apples on my way home.
- Jana went to Hawaii a couple of years ago.
way of life
It was so interesting to see their way of life.
The phrase,'way of life' refers to the daily routine or habits of people in a certain place. Notice the following:
- Fishing is the large part of the way of life
in my hometown.
- The way of life in Japan is so different from
my home country.
try to get
They tried to get us to buy the whole tourist thing.
Here, 'try to get' means want. Notice the following:
- He tried to get us to work overtime. (He
wanted us to work overtime)
- The seller tried to get me to buy the new
Iphone. (The seller wanted me to buy the new
the whole tourist thing
They tried to get us to buy the whole tourist thing
'The whole tourist thing' means the common activities that tourists usually do. Notice the following:
- I wanted to go to Bali and do the whole
tourist thing on my own.
- The whole tourist thing in Korea was amazing!
I was able to wear Hanbok and took pictures of
the Han river.
do the coastline
I want to go back and do the coastline.
The verb 'do' means to want to achieve or experience something and closely means to travel somewhere. Notice the following:
- I want us to do Paris next year.
- Let's do the 'free fall' ride in Yokohama next
worst thing • do