I just booked my trip to Thailand on an online travel website and printed out my e-ticket. I had made a decision to go there on a spur of the moment decision because my schedule had recently opened up. I had gotten in a little bit of a rut so decided a little spontaneity in my life couldn’t hurt. Also, I was growing very weary of the cold weather and thought it would be nice to hit the beach. I was really excited to be in the water and feel the waves again. Hopefully my accommodations will be good. I booked them online as well and have only seen the pictures. The pictures look good on the website but I’ll be pretty angry if it is some sort of a scam. Oh well I guess I’ll see when I get there. Sometimes, if you want to be spontaneous you have to role the dice.
Phrases and Vocabulary used:
e-ticket – electronic ticket that can be printed
spur of the moment – a decision made quickly without having thought about it before
schedule opened up – schedule is now clear and you have no commitments
rut – a feeling of doing the same thing too often and not having changes in your life. You often start to feel bored in your life when you are in a rut
spontaneity – the idea of someone being able to do things without having to plan for a long time
couldn’t hurt – here means that spontaneity should be a good idea.
hit the beach – go to the beach
scam – to lie or deceive someone for profit or gain
rolling the dice – is a kind of gambling game and is an expression used to show that you are taking a risk or a chance.
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