Laurene's European Adventure 2006/2007 travel blog

Us in Europe's longest placed name

Close up of the sign

Conwy castle

This is the smallest house in Great Britian

I think I should buy this house

Susanne in the stairway

Snowdonia park

Our Wales tour group

Shakespeare's house

Me and Hamlet chillin out

Me at Shakespear's house

Shakespear in the sun

Creepy statue guy

Park in Stratford upon avon

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Me and Susanne being goofs


Today we headed to our first stop, a quick one in the longest named place in Europe. It's a tiny town with not much more then a train station which is where we stopped to take pictures. It's basically a tourist trap. The town is called... Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Dont even ask me how to pronounce that. The welsh langue sounds like giberish to me. However, we do have a recording of a welsh guy actually saying the name. It's cool.

We made our way through Snowdonia national park, one of Europe's oldest and largest. We then made a stop in the town of Conwy. This is where Europe's smallest house is located. Of course we took pictures. It's only 6 feet wide by 10 feet high. TINY. Another town with another castle and a medieval wall.

Next stop was Stratford Upon Avon which is not located in Wales. It's on our way back to London. This is the place where Shakespeare was born and where he is buried. His childhood home is still standing. As we walked by his house a guy dressed up like a shakespeare statue scared me when he suddenly moved haha. He was creepy.

We didn't have enough time to go see the church where Shakespeare is buried but got to see a real statue of him with some of his characters from his plays. Me and Hamlet go way back. We're good buddies.

Back to London in time for dinner. At the hostel we met a couple from Ireland on their way back to Ireland from travelling Eastern Europe. We ended up sharing a 4 bed dorm room with 2 guys from New Jersey. Our room also had a view of Big Ben and the london eye. Susanne and I got to the room first so we scored the 2 single beds and the guys had the bunk beds.



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