My worst holidays ever

Describe your worst holiday ever.


mackar1

mackar1 (73)

mackar1
I speak:
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
51711

I remember my worst vacation ever to the small details. First, on the eve of it we found out that our account was depleted. Fortunately, there was some stash in my pocket that I had accumulated for a rainy day. But it wasn’t enough to stay in a hotel. So we hopped in the car, my wife shotgun, and went to a camping site. On arriving there we thought we could start to breath easy. But on our return from a walk we found all four tires/tyres flat and the coupe full of ants building two cozy/cosy anthills on our seats! Once again we were at a loss. I called a mechanic but had to wait for him for 6 hours to have our car repaired because that day it wasn't the only one with punctures! As to the ants, we managed to get rid of them by ourselves by putting honeypots outside the car. Yet, the vacation went completely down the trash!!!

I remember my worst vacation ever to the smallest details. First, on the eve of it we found out that our account was depleted. Fortunately, there was some stash cash in my pocket that I had accumulated for a rainy day. But it wasn’t enough to stay in a hotel. So we hopped in the car, my wife riding shotgun, and went to a camping site. On arriving there we thought we could start to breathe easy more easily. But on our return from a walk we found all four tires/tyres flat and the coupe car full of ants building two cozy/cosy (depends if you're English or American, either's OK) anthills on our seats! Once again we were at a loss. I called a mechanic but had to wait for him for 6 hours to have our car repaired because that day it wasn't the only one with punctures! As to the ants, we managed to get rid of them by ourselves by putting honeypots outside the car. Yet, the vacation went completely down the trash pan!!!

Smallest is a superlative used with 3 or more items.

A comparison is between two.

There is the defining adjective small (referring to one item) the comparison smaller (referring to only 2 items) and the superlative smallest (referring to every item).

Stash is the putting away or hiding of something.

Cash is a slang (but OK to use) word for money, so you stash the cash, in your pocket, purse wherever.

Riding shotgun is the term, from the westerns when a stage coach had a bloke carrying a shotgun who sat  next to the driver to protect against attacks from Red Indians or thieves.

Down the pan is the correct term. It means the toilet pan/bowl. You can use the word toilet instead of pan, if you want.

Trash is rubbish, not the container for.

A very entertaining tale!! Better luck next time.

mackar1

mackar1 (73)

mackar1
I speak:
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
51711

Shoot! Another bad hair day which could be added to the worst vacation in my life.

Thanks, lbuffy, for your feedback.  

mickey16

mickey16

mickey16
I speak:
English, Spanish
I learn:
English, Spanish, Russian
Busuu berries :
4796

Hi Victor,

Ibuffy did a great job and I don't have much to add. but..

1. You show great familiarity with the English language when you use many slang expressions. I think you are aware that you would not use them in any writing of a more serious nature. I also believe that you know when to use slang, informal English and formal English. I often do the same when I speak or write Spanish because i am curious as to how a native will react to them. It is interesting how they look at you when you use terms that only they would use among themselves but at the same time I think they are a little chagrined that you are not using a more correct Spanish that truly shows the beauty of their language. 

What is your opinion Victor?    Mike

mackar1

mackar1 (73)

mackar1
I speak:
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
51711

Yes, I'm aware of what I'm submitting as well as of the slang used in it. You know the Russian proverb - "Волков боятся - в лес не ходить" (something like: if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen).  What's the use of those "dstd sentences" consisting of not more than ten words just to receive positive remarks, I wonder?

Victor

joolia64

joolia64 (50)

joolia64
I speak:
English
I learn:
German, Russian
Busuu berries :
15167

I remember my worst vacation even down to the smallest details. First, on the eve of it we found out that our account was depleted. Fortunately, there was some stash in my pocket that I had accumulated for a rainy day. But it wasn’t enough to stay in a hotel. So we hopped in the car, my wife riding shotgun, and went to a camping site. On arriving there we thought we could start to breath easy. But on our return from a walk we found all four tires/tyres flat and the coupe full of ants building two cozy/cosy anthills on our seats! Once again we were at a loss. I called a mechanic but had to wait for him for 6 hours to have our car repaired because that day it wasn't the only one with punctures! As to the ants, we managed to get rid of them by ourselves by putting honeypots outside the car. Nevertheless after that the vacation still went completely down the pan!!!

Well done, Victor.  I'm sure this is a holiday you will never forget.

mackar1

mackar1 (73)

mackar1
I speak:
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
51711

Exactly, Julie. That wrecked vacation has been deeply etched in my memory. "Never again", I always repeat recalling it. 

Thanks for perfecting the story.   Have a nice day.

Victor 

тони 2

тони 2 (41)

тони 2
I speak:
English
I learn:
Russian
Busuu berries :
20086

I remember my worst vacation ever, right down to the smallest details. First, on the eve of it we found out that our account was depleted (or "deleted"?). Fortunately, there was some cash in my pocket that I had accumulated for a rainy day. But it wasn’t enough to stay in a hotel. So we hopped in the car, my wife riding shotgun, and went to a camping site. On arriving there we thought we could start to breath easy. But on our return from a walk we found all four tires/tyres flat and the coupe full of ants building two cozy/cosy anthills on our seats! Once again we were at a loss. I called a mechanic but had to wait for him for 6 hours to have our car repaired because that day it wasn't the only one with punctures! As to the ants, we managed to get rid of them by ourselves by putting honeypots outside the car. Yet, the vacation went completely down the drain!!!

Very good, however like your friend has already stated, use "stash of cash" in this case or just use "cash".

mackar1

mackar1 (73)

mackar1
I speak:
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
51711

Thanks, Toni, for the corrections!  I'll take them  into account.