Saturday, 28 January 2017

Planes, trains and automobiles - Day 19

It’s the last day in your country and it’s the final chance to head out and see places or people that you have yet to visit. It’s also your last day to sample the local food and enjoy the atmosphere. You decide that you will head out of the city and explore some of the smaller, neighbouring towns. In order to leave the city, you will need to find a vehicle. It could be a bus, a train, a taxi, a bicycle, a scooter...

Activity 1
Let’s imagine that the neighbouring town was about 30 kilometres away. There are a number of beautiful villages and interesting things to see along the way. You have four options for this trip. You can take a:
  1. Train – 25 minute ride; No stops along the way; $12 for the trip (return)
  2. Bus – 45 minute ride; Two stops along the way to look at interesting villages; $8 for the trip (return)
  3. Scooter – 1 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops; $5 for the trip (return)
  4. Bicycle – 2 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops but there are some hills along the way; $1 (return)
On your blog, tell us which of these four options you would choose and why!


Out of these 4 options I would have to pick Bus, because I get to see 2 interesting villages and it's not that expensive.

Activity 2

These days there are, literally, dozens of different kinds of vehicles that we can use. Some of them are quite familiar (eg. car, truck, bus) but some are very unique and different. Watch this Youtube clip of the most Amazing vehicles ever made.
When you have finished tell us which of the vehicles you liked the most. On your blog tell us the name of the vehicle and the reasons why you liked it so much. There are a number of pretty interesting options!


My favourite vehicle from that video has to be The Hover Board. The reason why I like this vehicle so much is because it can hover above the ground! Ever since I watched Back to the Future, I have always wanted a Hover Board. It's almost like flying, except safer. 

Bonus Activity

The Canadian government has decided to build the longest walking trail in the world. It is called the Great Trail’ and it covers 15 000 miles. Wow! For this activity, we are drawing inspiration from this walking trail and thinking about our own footprints.
Your task is to use DrawIsland tool to create your own digital footprint. The footprint must include your name and the name of the country that you are visiting. Otherwise, you can decorate it in any way that you want. It’s totally up to you! Once you have drawn your footprint, save it, and then upload it to your blog. Here is an example of my footprint:
My Footprint -


  1. Hey Aaliyah,

    Nice footprint and it looks like you have thought about your transportation options thoughtful and you have chosen a great answer. Its great to see you blogging again.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Hi Aaliyah,

    I completely agree with Katelyn (on everything!). We're so happy to have you back blogging and we're really impressed with both your footprint and your decisions re: transport. I, too, would have chosen the hoverboard as I think that they are so cool. They're also quite practical as you don't need a road or a footpath in order to travel by hoverboard. It's pretty convenient!

    If you could hop on a hoverboard and go anywhere that you want to in Auckland, where would you go? I think that I'd enjoy hoverboarding across the water. I might try to get from west Auckland (where I live) into Epsom (where I work). It would be much faster than driving!

    Where would you go?

    Keep up the great work, Aaliyah. It's wonderful to have you blogging. You're going to be ready for school when it starts in another few days. Your teachers will be so pleased to see that you've been practicing your reading/writing over the break.

    Well done :)


  3. Hey Aaliyah,
    I just wanted to say that your footprint looks amazing. It looks like you did it carefully rather than doing it messy.

    Great Blogging
    Keep it up