365 Writing Prompts: Tourist Trap

What’s your dream tourist destination– either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit?

I had the opportunity to visit a variety of places  I loved, among them I loved Malta the best. We spent a month in the capital Valetta for teaching practice. There were quite a few of us, we were divided in groups of three and there were apartments rented for us by our administrative staff.

It was the month of June, the weather was fabulous, there was no precipitation the whole month. The landlady was a very amiable person.

One of the things I felt important was  we did not have to worry about being robbed while we were away teaching. We left our apartments unlocked for the maids to  clean the place and also to wash the dishes if we left them in the sink.

Apart from all that I found the people of Malta very friendly. We were free to visit all the places of interest. I had a good time, I’d love to go back to see the changes in Malta.

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Writing prompt: Whoa

Yes I did have the most surreal experience in Malta. We, my whole class went to Malta for teaching practice. We were required to go to a Non-English speaking community for teaching practice.

We met some fine,friendly Maltese who were always ready to help. One of the Maltese girls knew an American. He was there with the sixth fleet. She made arrangement with him to take some of us there. I mean inside the sixth fleet.

At about 9 am we gathered to meet him. He took us for a ride in his speed boat and also to show the massive boat. Going there in a speed boat wasn’t easy for me ,I was giddy all along, I wasn’t able to enjoy the scenery,I couldn’t lift my head.

But when we set foot on that boat we were overwhelmed by what we saw. There were thousands of people working there. Our host showed us the fighter planes and all sorts of equipment. We had a great time asking questions and our host a very pleasant gentleman answered all our questions.

Coming back to shore was another terrible experience for me, I was sick and was relieved when we finally got off the boat.

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Llanberis,North Wales

Llanberis Lake Llyn Padarn

Llanberis Lake Llyn Padarn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Village

Village (Photo credit: johnnysam)

It is a village in Gwynedd, North Wales lying on the southern banks of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia.It takes its name from Saint Peris,an early Welsh saint.

The village originally grew around the slate quarrying industry.

We went to Llanberis for teaching practice. We were students of London university, Institute of Education. We all stayed with a Welsh family. It was the month of November and was extremely cold.The village was a very small and attractive place. The landlady’s house was located close to the school where we taught.

We were served breakfast,lunch and dinner by the landlady during the week-end.On week days we had lunch in the school where we taught.

The children were excited to see us,we were from variety of backgrounds.There were Chinese, Malaysian,Pakistanis,Libyans,Americans,Indians, there was a student from Iceland as well.I could never pronounce his name. We were there for two weeks.We had a very pleasant time.

I remember I asked the landlady if I could have milk for breakfast,I was willing to pay for it.I used to collect pennies.One day I noticed I had enough pennies to pay for the milk. I called the lady and paid her for the milk I consumed. She looked at me and then the pennies,had the most beautiful smile on her face and said,”Where has she been singing?” Everyone in the dining room had a good laugh.

English: North Side of Llyn Padarn Thickly woo...

English: North Side of Llyn Padarn Thickly wooded hillside with the Llanberis Lake Railway hugging the shoreline. The railway used to carry slate from the huge Dinorwic Quarry (and other quarries) to Portdinorwic on the Menai Strait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: PYG Track looking towards Llyn Padarn...

English: PYG Track looking towards Llyn Padarn and Llanberis. On the lower part of the PYG Track from Pen-y-pass you can see the village of Llanberis and the lakes Peris and Padarn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)