1.In your country, is travelling a typical activity people do during the weekend or in their free time?
Yes, I think it is. Obviously people don't always travel abroad at the weekend, but now that many families have members living in different parts of the country, I think that travelling to visit family and maybe friends is a very common activity that most people do. I've made two trips this month so far to visit family here in different parts of the country.
2.Do people have less free time now than in the past? [Why?]
Honestly, I know that everyone says they have less time, but I'm not sure that it's true for everybody. I think it maybe applies to certain people, but there are still a lot of people that live and do the same things that they have always done - I don't think that they feel they have any less time than before. It's different if you compare, for example, teeenagers and their grandparents, then of course, young people are involved in much more than their grandparents were. But they still have free time, it's just that their free time is often occupied with activities, while in the past people spent more time doing nothing, simply talking, and not always 'doing something'.
3.What do children do in their free time in your country?
I think the normal things that children do - play soccer - play cricket - computer games and things like that. Homework for school and chores at home if they have to.
4.Do you think children should be doing these kind of things in their free time? [why?/Why not?]
I think that children need to have a balance between things they have to do and things they enjoy doing. It's important that they study and learn even when they're not in school - but it's also important that they spend time with their frineds and particiapte in sports or some kind of physical activity to keep them healthy.
5.Should there be the same amount of free time for women and men? [Why?/Why not?]
I think maybe women are still occupied more than men sometimes, although when I see my mother preparing a meal and sometimes it takes her hours, she's talking to her sister or the children at the same time. So sometimes I think she's occupied, but it's different from being at work and being occupied becuase at work you can't chat with your family and do things like that. I think men are generally more occupied with work and so have less real free time.