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Waking the Dragon: Wales Is Building a Gigantic Bronze Dragon!

When I was in Wales in September, I loved seeing dragon symbols everywhere — so much so that I bought a dragon Christmas ornament as souvenir. I don’t recall thinking that what the country really needed was an gigantic, red-tinted bronze dragon statue. But now that the announcement has been made that they’re building Waking […]

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Traveling Back in Time in North Wales

Wales is full of history — especially North Wales which has the oldest metal mine open to to the public in the world and Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House, which is reputed to be the finest of its kind remaining in Britain (the amazing plasterwork over its grand fireplace is pictured above). When I was […]

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Portmeirion is More Than Just Pottery

I’ve known about Portmeirion dishes for years — I’ve seen the botanical print pottery in many department stores. But I didn’t know why they were called Portmeirion or really anything about them aside from their existence. It turns out that the company takes its name from Portmeirion, Wales (pictured above), an Italianate resort village on […]

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The Smallest House in Great Britain Has a Great Location

Isn’t the real estate mantra “location, location, location”? Well, what the Smallest House in Great Britain lacks in square footage it makes up for in location. It’s located right on the river in Conwy, Wales, which is a charming medieval town that’s famous for its castle. The town also still has its protective walls in […]

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