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discomfort
a physically uncomfortable situation
rucksack
a bag used to carry things on your back
backpack
a bag that you carry on your back
luxury
something expensive which is pleasant to have but is not necessary
seaside
next to the sea
backpacking
travelling or camping with your clothes and belongings in a backpack
sightseeing
taking time to visit popular, beautiful, and/or historical places
trip
a journey in which you visit a place for a short time and come back again
travel
the activity of travelling
journey
travelling from one place to another
way
the route you take to get from one place to another
dull
not interesting or exciting
youth hostel
a place where people, especially young people, can stay cheaply for short periods when they are travelling
dash
run somewhere quickly
sting
cause pain by putting poison into your skin (e.g. insect)
rarely
not very often
pool
collect money, knowledge, or equipment, etc. together so that it can be shared or used for a particular purpose
intimidating
making you feel frightened or nervous
agony
extreme physical or mental pain or suffering
idyllic
extremely pleasant, beautiful, or peaceful
irrelevant
not important in a particular situation
observational
involving watching someone or something carefully and closely, in order to learn something
fascinated
extremely interested
ebible
safe to eat and not harmful
alien
strange, from another country or place
baffling
confusing
squint
to look at something with your eyes partly closed
economise
to use less of something because you want to save money
remote
far away (from where people live)
cower
to bend low and/or move backwards because you are frightened
be a bit off
be a little inaccurate
let yourself in for sth
to become involved in an unpleasant situation without intending to
long for sth
to want something very much
bother
to make the effort to do something
altitude
the height of sth above sea level
drag
to make someone go somewhere they do not want to go
nightlife
entertainment for the night such as bars, restaurants, and theatres
campsite
an area where people can stay in tents for a holiday
landscape
the appearance of an area of land, especially in the countryside
cruise
a holiday on a ship
sunbathe
to sit or lie in the sun so that your skin becomes brown
foreign
belonging to or connected with a country that is not your own.
scramble
to move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands
sprint
to run very fast for a short distance
require
to need or demand something
solitary
with no other people or things around
unaware
not understanding or realizing something
scrape
to damage the surface of something by rubbing it against something rough
spoil
to stop something from being enjoyable or successful
shallow
having only a short distance from the top to the bottom
lodge
a small house in the country that is used especially by people on holiday
rarely
not very often
trail
a path through the countryside/forest/mountains, often where people walk
jellyfish
a sea creature with a clear body that may sting you (= put poison into your skin)
shelter
(a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger, or attack
cabin
a small, simple house made of wood
cure
something that makes someone who is sick healthy again
rear
when an animal stands on its back legs
groan
to make a long deep sound because you are annoyed, upset or in pain, or with pleasure
spectacular
really good
deserted
no one there
lentil
a very small dried bean that is cooked and eaten
counter
a long flat surface over which goods are sold or business is done in a shop/store, bank, etc
occasion
a particular time, especially when something happens or has happened
previous
happening or existing before something or someone else