Jane: Mike, you are an expert
on travelling. I need your advice. I am planning
to go on holiday this summer. Generally I
have two weeks off in winter but I am tired
of my usual holiday routine. How could I vary
Mike: Well, Jane. There are
lots of ways how you could do it. Have you
thought of a camping holiday, for instance?
Jane: Oh, I think it is only
for the young men! One should be prepared
for mosquitoes and bad weather.
Mike: Yes, but this sort of
holiday teaches the young how to survive.
Some people seem to enjoy it, finding pleasure
in cooking barbecues and making bonfires!
Jane: I don't think it is for
Mike: Ok, then you could think
of a cycling holiday which is an excellent
way of taking exercise.
Jane: But I am not a professional
and I won't be able to do more than thirty
or forty km a day! Besides I am not too keen
on extreme sports and such types of holidays.
Mike: Don't worry. It is not
too dangerous. You should keep in mind the
following: keep to side roads wherever possible
and don't overtire yourself.
Jane: What about other types
Mike: Well, the seaside is good
for most people, but definitely bad for some.
Jane: I know! You should take
the sun and the sea gradually, and you shouldn't
stay on the beach for too long.
Mike: You're right! Did you
know that in fact, short holidays taken often
probably do you more good than an annual long
Jane: No! I've never heard of
Mike: It's because after the
first week or two, you begin to get bored,
sunburnt, and lazy.
Jane: I see.
Mike: But it'll be great if
you have a hobby or interest at the seaside.
Take a diving mask and see how many sorts
of fish you can find. Walk along the beach
collecting shells or interesting pebbles.
Actually, on this sort of holiday you should
be thoroughly relaxed, and soak in the sun
and sea air. I am sure that this type of rest
is the best for you, giving you vitality and
energy to keep you going through the winter!
But it's up to you to decide.
Jane: Thanks, Mike. You've been