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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 ...
... 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.
... 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 ...
... Dinas Bran. A ruined castle on the top of a hill which we had to climb. For our first night we stopped at a farmhouse hostel in the middle of nowhere. We had a BBQ here which we all helped to cook in a little BBQ hut fuelled by coal.
Our second day started at Betws-y-coed. We didn't have much time here so I just looked in a couple shops before boarding the bus again. We stopped at the 'Ugly House', a tiny house that ...