The breathtaking scenery just swept me off my feet. The pavements, trees and even the vehicles by the roadside were covered under the thick layer of snow. As I walked down the streets, the refreshing winter breeze blew against my face. It was like a dream come true. I was in Japan, the country I have wanted to visit all my life. That December holiday, my parents finally decided to bring the family for a holiday in Japan.
When we arrived there, the first thing that struck me was the scenery, it was just unbelievably beautiful. It was winter already and I clung tightly onto my winter jacket as we waited for the coach to the ski resort. I never thought I could ever experience winter and witness such gorgeous landscape, that I could only once admire from books and television.
On the way to the ski resort, we saw snow covered mountains from afar as well as the frozen rivers and little kids ice skating. The snow outside looked so soft I could not resist but felt the temptation to get out of the bus to touch it. That was also the first time I saw snow. When we finally reached the ski resort, it was almost noon. We had a quick lunch and went off to rent the ski equipments. My parents figured that we did not really need to attend classes as they both had prior experience and could guide us along. We then set out to the ski mountain, sadly, till then we had not seen the snow falling. Nonetheless, my siblings and I were still excited about the skiing experience. It was something we had wanted to try since young.
When we first got onto our skis, we could not really balance and went sliding down the slope involuntarily. Luckily we started at the bottom of the beginners slope thus it was not that steep. It was another agonizing task to try standing up after falling down. It was entirely different from how I imagined. I thought we could just...