Part 2: Hiking in Wales

Our second major hike in Wales took place on the Great Orme of the sea resort town of Llandudno. The Great Orme is a giant limestone headland next to the sea. Allegedly Orme is the old Norse word for Worm or Sea Serpent. We drove part of the way up and ended up at an […]

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Part 1: Hiking in Wales

Not only did our trip to Wales include castles, we also did a fair amount of hiking. I’ve only recently gotten into hiking in the past few years. I’m not a hardcore hiker by any means. I just enjoy seeing nature at my own pace. While in Northern Wales, we decided that we want to […]

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Art Spiegelman’s Wordless

This past Saturday, I went to see Art Spiegelman at the University of Chicago. He’s one of my favorite cartoonists; he wrote Maus which is an incredibly moving work about the Holocaust. I had missed him in the past when he spoke at UC so I wasn’t going to miss it this time. He gave […]

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Part 3: Edward I/Patrick McGoohan tour

The next day, we drove to Beaumaris on the island of Anglesey in far northwest part of Wales. Before we actually go to Beaumaris, we first stopped at the tourist trap “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch” which is the longest place-name in England.  It means “St. Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool […]

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