Y Branwen Hotel
Travel Blogs from Harlech
... knock on their door to meet up later and it turns out our ID cards only
work for our own hallways, you can't visit any other halls.
After the eventful morning I grabbed a sandwich at this
small campus store and went on a supermarket tour with the International group
along with the woman from Columbia. On the trip I talked with a few German
students who were in Wales to practice their English. After walking a few miles
around town ...
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 ...
... 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 ...