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frantically repack at the airport.
The first flight was okay; I got a window seat and was able
to sleep a little. I flew to Newark, NJ and grabbed some McDonalds and ran to
the next plane. On my flight to Manchester we were given dinner but airport
food is probably worse then cafeteria or hospital food. I barely ate anything.
The only real edible piece of food was the bread. Since I couldn't sleep much I
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 ...
... Cheryl& I strolled along the waterfront then back to the magnificent castle. I'll let Cheryl add some more info on the walk through the castle.
They had souvenirs at the Castle shop that Cheryl could not pass up, an actual bow & arrow set made in Sherwood Forest. Despite being of timber, Cheryl will do her best to get this & a wooden sword back into Australia.
... 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 ...