A Trip With Great Friends – English Composition Informal Essay
Last December I went to Taichung with three of my friends, William, Joe, and Timothy. It was the first time I took a short, one-day trip only with my friends. When I was a child my family always took a trip on weekends. We went to almost every famous tourist attraction in Taiwan; therefore, I got annoyed and tired of such trips while other children always envied my
travel experiences. But, if I went to those places with my friends, not my family, maybe it would be more interesting. So I decided that one day in the future I would went on a trip with my friends. And last December on a weekend I made it.
My friends and I had been looking forward to the trip so we didn’t want to waste any time at all. On the day we departed we woke up as the first light could be seen so that we could get to our destination earlier. We fell asleep as soon as we got on the train, and we arrived at Taichung Train Station at about eight o’clock. We walked out of the station and stopped at a map of Taichung city hanged on a pillar to point out the spots we would go to on these two days. Later on, we decided to go to Tunghai University first. We took a bus and watched the morning view of a city. In the city were lots of high buildings, which windows reflected the white clouds and the blue sky. It was really a pretty view which a city could have. After half an hour we got to Tunghai University. It had a large campus and many plants on it. But what impressed me most were the buildings. All the buildings there such as post office, library, activity center, restaurants, etc, looked like the ones in old days. Between these quaint buildings were many narrow paths; beside these paths lay green trees swaying in the breeze. I took a deep breath, relaxing myself, and enjoyed the serene, peaceful moment.
After visiting Tunghai University, it was the time for lunch. We went to a famous street, Ching Ming 1st Street, where many young people in Taichung like to go windows shopping such as Si Men Ting in Taipei. But the tables and chairs beside the street made a difference from other streets. We chose a table, seating ourselves, and ordered for tea and cakes instead of our lunch. Sunlight shinning on us through leaves was not flashing but mild. We stayed there till the night darkened the sky. On the street was a dairy cake shop called a special name, “The Dairy Cake Of A Convent At Sunrise.” It was a weird shop which was decorated as if a convent. The clerks there also wore deliberately in black like nuns. They said they were the nuns who studied dairy cakes in a convent and they sold dairy cakes only. I bought a dairy cake and sent it to my parents as a Christmas gift, though the shop was really strange as well as the clerks there. After that we took a taxi to Train Station and went on our return journey.
The trip is short but it is a very good one than any other trips I have ever took. Traveling with my friends, I have different feelings about everything, though I have experienced it before. But what’s different is that I can share these feelings with my friends, so do they. With different people, you have different feelings. And this is also why the trip with friends can be so interesting and fascinating to me.