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    • Day13

      Day 13, North Wales

      April 30, 2022 in Wales ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

      Today I went to Wales with some friends.
      It was great. We've seen the lovely old town of conwy and the conwy castle. We've been in Wales' biggest national park and have seen the highest mountain of the UK. To be honest, it was a hill, not a mountain. We went swimming in the lake there. Even as I am swiss, it was very, very cold. I'm almost 2 weeks in the UK now, there was no rain yet. After the national park we travelled to a minute village, there were some "black forest" vibes. It had a bridge made of stones and very much souvenir shops. I rekon it was a bit like Stein am Rhein there. Now we are driving back to Manchester, I got a cold and our tour guide is totally crazy.
      Stay tuned for more posts. I just didn't feel like writing my blogs last week. I was at a champions league semi-final, a very fancy bar etc.
      You'll hear more from me in the next days.
      And: haven't seen any penguins yet, I'm very disappointed.
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    • Day50

      CP Rhos on Sea

      October 23, 2022 in Wales ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Revolutionäre neue Grilltechnik im Kastenwagen. Das Gestell ist normalerweise für Toast gedacht.....aber ein überaus cleverer Tüftler macht daraus einen Grill für Hogrefe Grillwurst. Schauen wir mal.......
      Iris, die mir nicht getraut hat, platzt jetzt vor Neid, da sie ihre Würste noch in der Pfanne braten muss.....
      Dazu natürlich Jever im passenden Baziglas
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    • Day8

      North to Wales and Conwy

      May 6, 2022 in Wales ⋅ ☁️ 57 °F

      Today was a travel day to Conwy in Wales. We stopped a few places along the way. We had nice weather until late afternoon when we entered Wales. Oh, we were slowed down by gypsies traveling on the road with horse driven trailers!

      Near the Wales border in Shropshire we visited Stokesay Castle. It’s a fortified manor house that was built in the late 17th century for a rich wool merchant, Lawrence of Ludlow, and it has changed very little since the 13th century. It’s unusual because it has an almost complete set of medieval buildings. The audio presentation and tour was very well done, and I even climbed the fairy tale tower! Before leaving we enjoyed a cream tea for a mid morning treat. Cream tea is a pot of tea with a scone, clotted cream and jam.

      Our scenic drive took us from the southern border of Wales all the way to the northern border with our destination being Conwy. The landscape was breathtaking. We couldn’t stop to take pictures because of the winding roads, but I don’t see how photos could capture the beauty of the bright green hills, forests, mountains, valleys, rock walls and many sheep. I wonder if there are more sheep than people in Wales! It’s a perfect time because of the number of lambs with their mamas…adorable. They say that the rain is liquid sunshine here. Conwy is a walled harbor town attached to a castle overlooking the Irish Sea.

      We’ve had great hotels, but this one has a lot of amenities which makes it a little more special in our rooms…chocolate bars, cookies, variety of hot drinks, warm towel racks, deluxe toiletries, robes, and a cute dragon on the bed! If you put him outside your door, he will protect your room! The dragon is on the Welsh flag.

      We ended the night with a group dinner in the hotel restaurant…classy place. I tried something new…lamb shank. I was hesitant, but it was actually quite good!
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      Traveler

      Sounds like a wonderful day!

      5/6/22Reply

      I love the picture of the gypsies! Your dinner looked amazing! [Genae]

      5/6/22Reply

      I’m glad you liked the lamb shank! Wales sounds beautiful and I sure hope I can go someday, too! [Kelly]

      5/7/22Reply

      Sounds so wonderful Yvonne. I'm loving your journal. I feel like I'm seeing it all with you!❤️ [Marcia]

      5/7/22Reply
       
    • Day4

      Conwy: Mountain Walk

      May 21, 2022 in Wales ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      Heute haben wir zum ersten Mal die Wanderschuhe geschnürrt ⛰ 🙃. Aus dem Nachbarort Conwy ging es über schöne Wege durch Wälder und über Weideland auf den Conwy Mountain. Unterwegs konnten wir die schöne Aussicht auf die Küste und die umliegenden Hügel genießen. Trotz des leichten Nieselregens war es eine schöne Runde zum Einlaufen 👌.Read more

    • Day9

      Area around Conwy

      May 7, 2022 in Wales ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

      It’s a gorgeous day here in Conwy. We headed up in the Carneddau Mountains to a working farm and met Gareth Wyn Jones and his wife, Rhian. We watched his dog, Max, demonstrate sheep herding. His family has been there for over 300 years. He has had tv appearances and was a YouTube star with Jack Whitehall’s show. He has the gift of gab and entertained us. He showed us the new litter of puppies…so cute!

      Then, we took off to Caernafon to tour the Caernarfon Castle which was part of the system of English garrison castles that Edward I built to enforce English rule over North Wales 700 years ago. The Welsh on the whole do not like the English, and our Welsh guide was pretty obvious on her wish to be free from England.

      In the afternoon we took a drive to the spectacular Snowdonia National Park and drove through some of beautiful scenery. Riding on the bus made it impossible to take pictures, so I just enjoyed it. We stopped for an strenuous uphill hike to see 2 lakes. I made it for about 20 minutes or so and returned with others to wait it out!

      We were a little tired after this fun-filled day, so Rebecca, Wendy, and I had a no fuss dinner at Parisella’s who are famous for their ice cream. We had a savory ham and cheese crepe and of course some ice cream! My new favorite is a white chocolate caramel crunch!

      Had a little scare today. Our tour guide got pinged last night on the phone and was asked to take a Covid test. Somehow someone he was in contact with tested positive. He tested negative and so did our driver. It’s always a little bit of a worry. If we would test positive we would be off the tour immediately. We’re trying to be as careful as possible.
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    • Day8

      Small Improvements

      October 23, 2018 in Wales ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

      It wasn't until I had already had a handful of "chips" and a few bits of my lava-hot food that I realized that the lamb moussaka has aubergine (eggplant) in it, which I hate, and surprisingly didn't mind. Either this restaurant is the best at making food I don't like and I should have had mushrooms too, or I was very hungry, possibly a combination. In the end though it was a highly satisfying, very filling meal. I also manage to luck out with the locals again and they were able send me on my way to the hostel, as well as recomend a nice way to drive to Cardiff. On my way over I didn't stall the car once! Upon arrival I got the perfect parking spot, a popsicle, and even a bottom bunk; obviously things are going well. It may only be 7, and I'm sure there's plenty of things to do, but I think I like my lazy way of traveling. Tonight will be about more quality time reading, and tomorrow the adventure will start all over again.

      P.S. I feel as if I'll come home with insane legs from all these stairs I've been climbing, or at the very least, the ability to climb more stairs than before.
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      Traveler

      Why shouldn’t your legs match your head—iNsAnE?!?! Aubergine indeed! I knew eventually you’d like eggplant; I’m just bummed it wasn’t a dish I made. Of course, you wouldn’t have tried it if you’d known. Love the updates! Love you.

      10/23/18Reply
      Traveler

      You'll have really toned legs

      10/30/18Reply
       
    • Day23

      Conwy and Caernarfon

      May 20, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Up for a yummo Breakfast and then off for the day, first stop was Conwy Castle how fantastic that these are still in existance for us to look at, touch and be allowed to dream just a little about what it would have been like. We then drove to The Great Orme Head which can be got to by cable car, tram, or driving,. We opted for the cable car going up , which for me was a huge challange as I am really bad at heights, so with great fear I got on, pretty much begging Derek not to even breathe lol. Was it worth it.....yes it was , it was amazingly stunning as I hope the pics will tell. Went back down via the tram which was fun, We then went to Caernarfon Castle which is in a beautiful coastal area, another stunner of a place, a little bit more polished than the others as it is still owned by the Royal family, on our way make to our hotel we went through Snowdonia OMG it was breataking, I literally just kept oohhhing and arhhhing the entire time, it was like nothing Ihad ever seen before, back to our hotel for another yummo dinner.Read more

      so peaceful. Mark

      5/22/19Reply

      beautiful. mark

      5/22/19Reply
      Traveler

      Beautiful 😍

      5/23/19Reply
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