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Conwy

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  • Day8

    Small Improvements

    5 hours ago in the United Kingdom

    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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  • Day21

    Entering Wales and Conwy

    September 8, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    We stopped in a little Welsh town with the longest name of any town in the world, used the restroom and had our passport stamped. Arriving in Conwy at lunch, we ate fish and chips, then toured the castle. We arrived at the Quay Hotel about 4:30 pm. I took a nap until we ate supper at 7:00 pm with Jerry and Carol from New Hampshire. After supper I set up the tripod on the terrace outside the bar to take time exposures of Conwy Castle lighted up at night.Read more

  • Day6

    Day 5: Chester & North Wales Coast

    August 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Today we headed for Wales. Our first step was a "truck stop" where John got a Red Bull. At the stop there was also a Starbucks, a Subway and a Krispy Kreme shop. Our next stop was Chester which is one of the two walled cities in England. John and I stopped at an ATM before heading out to explore. Since it was close to lunchtime, we stopped in a shop and got a shop and purchased a Cornish pasty for me and a sausage roll for John. Then lunch in hand, we began our wanderings through Chester.

    We walked the length of the top of the wall. The far end of the wall ended at the ruins of a Roman garden and a Roman Amphitheater. From there we headed for Chester Castle. We went inside, but there wasn't much to see and it was close to time to return to the bus.

    From Chester we headed for Conwy (pronounced Conway) in Wales. After checking into the hotel and freshening up and changing clothes, we headed for dinner at Bonant Gardens Food Center. The name is misleading. It is called a Center because they grow much of their own food and supplement that with locally grown food. Prior to dinner we had a cooking demonstration of the meal we would later eat and a wine tasting. We tasted two white wines - a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc (John and I both liked the Chardonnay the best) - and two red wines - a Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec blend and a Merlot (John didn't like either and I liked the Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec blend the best). The dinner was wonderful. When we returned to the hotel we took a short walk on a path nearby.

    Earlier in the day we had been told that the Estuary Conwy and the hotel are on was tidal. I had never heard the term before, but learned it means that the water goes out with the tide. While we were on our walk we witnessed this phenomenon. Where we were most of the water went out leaving just mud behind. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me on the walk, so I have no photo of the phenomenon. I had no problems with my knee either. I will see how it feels tomorrow.
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  • Day7

    Day 6: Caernarfon & Welsh Countryside

    August 14, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We headed for Caernarfon at 8:45 am. This was to give us a bit of a break after the long driving day yesterday. On our way to Caernarfon we made a short stop at q seaside town for a scenic photo opportunity. The town, Daresbury, was where Charles Dodgson who under the pen name Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice in Wonderland” had lived. On the seaside promenade was a bronze statue of the mad Haller.

    After some photos and a stroll along the promenade, we headed for Caernarfon Castle. The castle was started in 1283 by King Edward I to take control of Wales. Our guide was very good. There is no doubt in my mind that she is proud to be a Welsh. After the tour we were free to explore the ruins. John and I walked the upper wall of the castle and climbed wheat seemed like at least 80 steps, but probably wasn’t more than 30. The steps were q challenge for my knee, but I “soldiered on”.

    After the Castle we found a shop where we could get Cornish pasties and sausage rolls. We didn’t realize that you needed to slate you wanted to eat in (not do ”take away”) so once we realized our mistake we just paid the difference to eat in. After lunch we returned to the bus. Some of us were dropped off at Conwy to explore the castle there. Emboldened by my success climbing the towers of Caernarfon Castle, I agreed to explore Conwy castle. We had also decided we would tour the Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House. We were able to purchase a combo ticket at Conwy Castle. The combo ticket was £16 per person, but John asked if they gave a senior discount and it turned out they did, so the tickets only cost us £7 each! We climbed 2 towers at Conwy (I refused to climb a 3rd).

    Then we walked A short distance to the Elizabethan Town House. The tour included an audio tour. In each room you “synced” with a device in the room to get information about the room. The narrator portrayed a character associated with the house (owner, wife, servant, etc.). The tour was very informative.

    After the tour we walked back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. After dinner we got packed and ready to check out tomorrow. The drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford is not supposed to be as long a day as the travel day to Conwy was.
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Conwy, كنوي, Конуи, קונווי, コンウィ, ಕಾನ್ವಿ, 콘위, Konvis, Конві, 康維

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