Describing a place

A young people's travel site has asked followers to write about a town or city anywhere in the world that they particularly like. The best description will win a holiday!

First, read the example below.

Then, write a description that you can send to the site. Send it to us via email 


sets the scene

I've visited many interesting cities in my life but I think my favourite must be Sydney in Australia.

I've been lucky enough to go there several times and it's certainly a place I would be happy to live in.

location Sydney's biggest advantage is its superb setting on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The views of the harbour bridge and the Opera House are magnificent and you finda that you are never very far from water wherever you go.
special attractions Then, a short drive away you have beaches like the famous Bondi beach and national parks where you can walk for miles without meeting anyone except, perhaps, the odd kangaroo!


It's a very relaxed and cosmopolitan city and there's plenty to see and do. Even if you can't afford the price of an opera ticket, you can visit some of the museums and art galleries or wander round Darling Harbour or Paddington Market completely free. 


And when you're hungry, there are hundreds of restaurants, at all prices, serving every possible type of cuisine from Australian to my favourite, Mongolian!



summing up

So, with its wonderful setting and all its other attractions, Sydney takes a lot of beating, in my view. But in the end, it's the people who make a city and Sydney-siders (as they're called) are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people I know.

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