April 3rd, 2012
Hey, how are you? How was your weekend? My weekend was very good, I believe it was amazing.
I spent my weekend in Oxford.
On Friday night I and my girlfriend went to the restaurant called Le Bou Coin. It was a good restaurant if you wanted a romantic dinner. After we went to the cinema, we watched John Carter in 3D. Wow! It’s an amazing movie!
On Saturday morning we went to play paintball, I liked it. After the paintball we went back home to have a shower and a lunch. She cooked risotto. In the afternoon we and other friends went to the city center and went to shops. When we finished, we went to Queen’s, I could not remember the complete name, and we had a tea and scones with clotted cream. When finished, we went home and had dinner, watched a movie with popcorn and went to the bed at 12 o’clock.
On Sunday we got up at 10 a.m., went to the supermarket to buy a breakfast. On Sunday evening we went to dinner in the King’s Arms and ate chips. We like chips from the King’s Arms. When we finished we went back home and relaxed. I believe a great weekend.
I played with the children of my host family. They read a lot of books for me. The books were interesting. It was easy for me.
I went to the city centre to play football with Bruno’s friends. It was very fun and I want to play more, so I’m going to play football next week.
My father came to the UK and we went to London. We stayed in a hotel near Big Ben.
We visited St. Paul’s Cathedral and then went to Hyde Park. In the afternoon we went shopping in the city-centre and in the evening we ate at a steak restaurant.
In the morning we visited the British Museum. It was quite boring but I liked the Egyptian “Mummies”. At about 2 o’ clock, we returned to Oxford by train.
Need some more ideas? Natsumi gives us some options:
“I have been in Oxford for about two weeks. There are a lot of beautiful old buildings in Oxford. I love them. You should definitely visit Christchurch, St. Mary’s Church and Oxford Castle. There’re really worth seeing. Especially, Christchurch, which is famous for the model of Hogwarts school.
Additionally, I’d recommend you to go to a pub. You must eat fish and chips. It’s traditional English food. And you can enjoy beer as well.
By the way, you can go to London easily from Oxford. There are a lot of buses from Oxford to London. And ticket is quite cheap. It takes only 1 and half hours. So I’ve been to London twice. I’d like to recommend you to go to Tower of London. You can see many jewels of royal family. It’s really beautiful and valuable. And the view from there is so nice, you can see all of the Tower bridge. Anyway, there are a lot of sightseeing spot in London. You can enjoy the city for sure.”
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could venture out of England like Shota:
“I have stayed in Oxford for 4 weeks. Every weekend, I went on a trip. For example, Paris, London, Brussels and Koln. These are very nice places.
In London, there are a lot of places to visit. So, you cannot visit many places in a day. But you must see Big Ben and British museum.
In Paris, I’d recommend Ruble museum and Eiffel Tower at night. It’s very beautiful.
In Brussels, you should eat waffles and chocolate. In Koln, you should drink beer.
My favourite place is the Versailles Palace in France. It’s really worth seeing.”