What is a staycation you ask?
It’s when you take some days of work, but instead of travelling, you stay at home.
For some of you this may sound boring, but for me, I can definitely see some advantages! This summer I took a trip to Croatia. We went there by car, which was a little long, and we were a group of 6 friends, which was a little much. Each day we took an excursion, driving around and visiting different parts of the country, walking / hiking, swimming, boat riding, etc. It was action packed to say the least. We had a great time and I have some really good memories from this trip.
But what I remember more than the trip, unfortunately, was my running start that I took back at work!
I returned home late on Saturday evening after 16 or 17 hours in the car. I was exhausted and a little sick to my stomach from the drive!
Monday we had to go back to work, so we would have liked to rest a bit on Sunday, but it was impossible! We had to unpack, do the laundry, clean up around the apartment, and of course, prepare for Monday!
So I went back to work after my holidays not feeling rested at all, but feeling tired and ready for a break!
I think it could be a good solution to have it both ways (if possible). That is, to go on vacation (to travel somewhere) but then, after the holidays, to enjoy a few more days off at home. To have time to relax, to do nothing, to read, to catch up on any odds and ends around the house (I have some curtains I’ve been wanting to hang since July…..)
Maybe I’ll try it out next summer 😉
Now, to practice your listening, here is a video about “Staycations” on the rise in Singapore.