Royal Sportsman Hotel
Travel Blogs from Porthmadog
... my dorm is a central point to the
school and the various shops but there are still a decent amount of hills I
need to conquer to get anywhere. We walked up one hill today that was referred to by the guide as "***** Hill" since the Welsh name is almost impossible to say. I can testify that the name is 100% accurate.
Next week will be non-stop but I look forward to everything Bangor has to offer and the
adventures I am sure to have.
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 ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed