Signs, Signs–Have You Seen These Welsh Signs?

We see signs everywhere–small, tasteful signs. Enormous billboard signs. Signs that direct. Signs that advertise. Signs that inform. While we may think of signs as a modern invention, they’re definitely not! Way back in 1393, King Richard II, of England,...

Welsh Banquet at Cardiff Castle

Bricks covered the walls and ceiling–if indeed you could call the arch overhead a ceiling. They weren’t the symmetrical rectangular bricks I was used to, rather these bricks were thick and thin, long and short, pock-marked and smooth. These bricks were around six-hundred-years-old!

Conwy Medieval Walled Town & Castle in Wales

It was the first day of the new year, 1295, and King Edward I of England feared all might be lost. Madog ap Llywelyn, who some dared to call Prince Madoc, was leading the Welsh against him. The rebels had already occupied four of Edward’s castles: Caernarfon,...

Slideshow of Pontcysylite Aqueduct

It was my first morning in Wales — and I was ready to leave the beautiful Royal Oak Hotel in Welshpool and go exploring! I’d already eaten what turned out to be the “standard” British hotel breakfast of fried side bacon, sausages (two kinds, neither...

Visiting Welshpool, Wales

Wednesday, March 3, 2010: Our tour bus navigated the narrow roads of Wales — the driver bent over the enormous steering wheel on what, to me, was the wrong side of the vehicle. Of course, the traffic was all coming at us on the wrong side of the shoulder-less highway...
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