He had an extremely unusual serious look on his face. We arrived at our hotel which seemed like a nice little cosy place.The beach was right in front of us - white sand, crystal clear water, the perfect, paradise beach.One early travel memoirist in Western literature was Pausanias, a Greek geographer of the 2nd century AD.
You are not writing a real travel essay unless you are describing, as clearly and honestly as possible, yourself in the place you visited. Don’t worry if your “take” on your experience doesn’t match what everyone else says about it. (After all, I wasn’t there.) Where might you be wasting my time by repeating or rambling on about something you’ve already told me?
(I’ve already read what THEY have to say.) Don’t give me your first draft to read. Make me feel, make me laugh, help me learn something.
He seemed quite a polite bloke and his English wasn't that bad either.
As the day drew to an end I thought I would go and check out the nightlife around my hotel.
Out of the blue, a speed Then, again it happened, the local banana boat man came speeding around the corner with his engine on full throttle making the loudest racket that could be possibly made by an engine of that size.
It was like he was determined to wake the dead or something.I don’t care about the plane trip that got you there (unless, of course, that trip I have a friend who, when I return from a trip, never asks me, “How was your trip? and then.” So instead, she says, “Tell me about one thing that really stood out for you.” That’s what I’d like you to do in this travel essay you’re writing.” She knows that I would give her a long, rambling answer: “… One or two “snapshots” are enough—but make them great.Please don’t rewrite someone else’s account of visiting the place.Please don’t try to imitate a travel guide or travelogue or someone’s blog or Facebook entry. What parts of your account are likely to confuse me?Many good writers jump right into the middle of their account with a vivid written “snapshot” of an important scene.Then, having aroused their readers’ interest or curiosity, they fill in the story or background. So what if you saw things that were “incredible,” did things that were “amazing,” observed actions that you thought “weird”?Just at the end of the beach, slightly raised above the ground was a small bar.It seemed quite a nice place, so I thought I'd pop in there for a quiet drink and some lunch.The waiter behind the bar was watching me from the beach, right to the bottom of the steps leading up to the bar I noticed.Then as soon as I sat down, there he was, right behind me with his little notepad and pen asking what I would like.