Travel Essentials – writing-lingua

Writing a travelogue

Writing a travelogue allows you to share your travel experiences and adventures with others. It should be engaging, descriptive, and captivating, enabling readers to feel like they’re experiencing the journey with you. Below is a suggested structure for writing a travelogue, along with an example for each component

1. Introduction

What is this section for: Begin by introducing the place you visited and why it was special to you.

Example: “I was excited to finally visit Bali, a beautiful island known for its stunning landscapes and rich culture.”

3. Experiences

What is this section for: Share the activities you did and the adventures you had during your trip.

Example: “I explored lively markets, watched traditional dances, and tried surfing for the first time in Kuta.”

5. Culinary Delights

What is this section for: Describe the delicious local food you tasted.

 Example: “I enjoyed trying spicy sambal and flavorful nasi goreng, and the ‘babi guling’ feast was a mouthwatering experience.”

7.Reflection and Conclusion

What is this section for: Sum up your overall experience and how it affected you.

Example: “Leaving Bali, I felt grateful for the wonderful journey, and it left me with a newfound appreciation for different cultures.”

2. Setting the Scene

What is this section for: Describe the island’s features, weather, and what you noticed when you arrived.

Example: “Bali, with its mountains and rice terraces, had a warm tropical climate. As I stepped off the plane, I felt the pleasant breeze and smelled the fragrant flowers.”

4. Cultural Encounters

What is this section for: Talk about the local people, their customs, and how they made you feel welcome.

Example: “The friendly Balinese people impressed me with their traditional dance performances and warm hospitality.”

6. Unexpected Discoveries:

What is this section for: Share any surprising moments or hidden gems you found.

Example: “I stumbled upon a secret waterfall in the jungle, where I swam in the refreshing water for hours.”

8. Tips and Recommendations

What is this section for:Offer advice for readers who might want to visit the same place.

Example: “If you plan to visit Bali, explore beyond the tourist spots, try local eateries, and take part in cooking classes for an authentic experience.”

Be yourself

Remember, a travelogue must represent you. Use your own style when following the structure. Laugh, cry, scream and just let your moments flow when writing your travelogue. 

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Sample Travelogue

My Enchanting Bali Adventure: Exploring Nature, Culture, and Cuisine

I was excited to finally visit Bali, a beautiful island known for its stunning landscapes and rich culture. Bali, with its mountains and rice terraces, had a warm tropical climate. As I stepped off the plane, I felt the pleasant breeze and smelled the fragrant flowers, setting the scene for an unforgettable journey.

During my trip, I explored lively markets, watched traditional dances, and tried surfing for the first time in Kuta. The friendly Balinese people impressed me with their traditional dance performances and warm hospitality, making me feel welcome in their vibrant culture.

Of course, my Balinese journey wouldn’t have been complete without trying the delicious local food. I enjoyed trying spicy sambal and flavorful nasi goreng, and the ‘babi guling’ feast was a mouthwatering experience.

Amid the well-known attractions, I stumbled upon a secret waterfall in the jungle. The sight of the cascading water amid the lush foliage was a surprising moment of tranquility. I swam in the refreshing water for hours, cherishing this hidden gem.

Leaving Bali, I felt grateful for the wonderful journey, and it left me with a newfound appreciation for different cultures. If you plan to visit Bali, explore beyond the tourist spots, try local eateries, and take part in cooking classes for an authentic experience.

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Does it all make sense? It's your turn now!

Write a travelogue in no less than 250 words. Be sure to follow the structure but most importantly, be yourself! Use vocabulary that you have learnt during the lesson.