It had been less than an hour of my brother departing when I found myself boarding a bus with 20-ish of my fellow classmates. I was pretty tired from my previous travels, and was coming down off of the high from the previous night's concert*. This round of travel was, thankfully, only an over-nighter!
When we arrived in Conwy, the group split in two, with the majority staying at a hostel, while the remaining 7 of us made our way to our hotel. I feel it's important to note here, that we were forced to stay in a 4 1/2 star hotel, because the hostel was booked when we attempted to make arrangements. Those classmates of ours are jerks for booking all the rooms on us! Anyway, we walked to our hotel, dropped our bags and started to explore this quaint little town.
Our first mission was to get on the wall surrounding Conwy and make our way to Conwy Castle. It's a pretty neat feeling to walk on a structure of that age and historical value. The views of the surrounding area (and the castle itself) were pretty breath-taking!
|Views from atop the walls|
|Views from inside the castle|
|Meet my new main squeeze, Woody.|
|Babies! If you look really hard, you'll see some baby seagulls.|
|The innards of the castle|
|No falling or headaches allowed once you enter the castle...|
|I could have watched this guy all day! He was made for the camera!|
|"Hey guys! There's an old barrel down here!" - me|
Megan and I met up with another one of our friends, Sarah, and the three of us set off to explore the waterfront. The result of this exploration was a really good walk, with several laughs (a few of which were at my expense) and the discovery that Megan is a closet flower expert!
|The castle from across the way|
|How did I manage to be the only one with a serious face?|
After our walk we found a pub near the water and had a drink. I have to say, it was so nice to be outdoors relaxing! Another friend of ours, Salma, joined us at this point. Once we finished up, we made our way to the restaurant where everyone was meeting for dinner and drinks. This was followed by a trip to the hostel, where an awkward dance party began to take place. Cue exit point and bed time.
|The view from the restaurant patio|
|Conwy Castle, from the opposite side|
|Shots from atop the wall|
Our final activity for the day was a late lunch at a nearby cooking school. This made for one awesome finale to the trip. It was nice to have one final meal together before we returned back to Manchester and the reality of dissertation workloads.
|Photo credit: Terry Theuri|
|Views from outside the cooking school|
|This was from the trip back to the hotel|
Alas, I must take a break from travelling and get down to dissertation business! Until next time...
-the Orange Canadian
*High on life, not drugs or any other substance. Did I mentionI randomly got to see one of my favourite bands play?!