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Travel Blogs from Llanberis
... the various restaurants, stores, and the actual
school buildings I came back to my dorm and succumbed to another long nap.
Everything is just really surreal and it still hasn't really
hit me that I am going to be living here for a year. The view outside my window
is just absolutely breathtaking and I hope I never take it for granted. The
School of English is also in the main Bangor building that is shown on the
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 ...
... interesting boats on the mud flats in the bay. They all have dual keels so they sit on the mud when the tide goes out.
returned to Caernarfon via Llanfair PG, or the full version, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll llantysiliogogogoch, longest place name in the world until the New Zealanders, made up a longer Maori one. Took photos at the railway station of the original ...
... that had been mined, then via a cable railway deep underground about 500 ft to another area slate had been mined since 1836. We had to wear hard hats and all, very glamourous.
the display and audio story tells of a small boy who joins his father and uncle to work in the mine at the age of 12. Most miners died by their early 40's as it was a dirty very dusty hard life. The slate tiles made here were exported to Australia and many of the ...
... The tour was very fast paced and we stopped at least four times each day so I've actually forgotten some of the things we stopped at.
The tour guide was a charismatic red head girl from Bristol and on the tour we had eleven females and no males at all, unless you count Drew the bus driver. There were two older Austrian ladies travelling together, one Italian girl, one Kiwi girl and six other young Australians of which only ...