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Travel Blogs from Llandudno
My first official post in Wales! Even though I have only
been here two days I still have much to share. As stated before I am going to
try and post every Sunday.
I left Arizona on Friday, 10:30 after saying good-bye to my
family and all of us trying not to cry too much. I took with me two suitcases
and a carry on backpack, my purse, and a pillow. One suitcase was 3 pounds over-weight and I absolutely refused to pay an extra $100. Instead ...
With our group of study abroad students, we took a day trip to Conwy. Conwy is a medieval walled town in North Wales. On our way to the castle, there was a tent set up for an organization which rehabbed owls and falcons. We had the chance to pet the owls and Amanda got to hold a young baby owl. We explored the Conwy Castle which was built from 1283-1289. There were amazing views and we had ...
... the sign - very different to the old photos from 31 years ago.
Back in Caernarfon we had to attend to the basics of laundry as we were running out of clothes, well clean ones anyway. The domestic goddesses, Cheryl & Julie took over the 4 machines & 3 dryers to manage the team getting through their loads. I took 3 trips back to the motel room to hang quick dry garments that ...
... buildings has changes to stone. The roads between the buildings are wider and there are actual footpaths. The Welsh dragon is everywhere. We had to pay 20p to pee, somewhat more than they did 31 years ago, day book says 2p to pee.
the countryside looks much more like home, obviously why we are called NSW.
Onto the Llechwedd slate caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog and interesting tour firstly aboard a train and into a tunnel to 1 of the ...
... to get a view of the castle and I also saw the new marina and some of the seaside outside of the town walls. Our tour guide had suggested we meet at a pub called the Black Boy for dinner which served traditional Welsh food but there was a one and a half hour wait for a table when we arrived so we went to a nearby Wetherspoons for a meal.
Our last two nights were spent in Cardiff but I will blog about those days on a separate ...