Sunday, October 31, 2010



1: Started the trip off on 3 hours of sleep... I hate signing up for classes... especially in London
2: Went down in a real COAL MINE! Headlamps, oxygen masks, and hard hats required.
3: Experienced WELSH WORLD. The happiest place in Wales.
4: Learned that the welsh word "llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" is the longest single-word in the world. It translates into:
"The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave"
5: Stayed in a hotel, not a hostel with MJ as my roomie.
6: Ate an over-priced blue-cheese burger for dinner at "Gourmet Burger" in Cardiff (the capitol of Wales)
7: Watched the 4-hour version of Jane Austen's "Emma" on the coach with 40 girls... I've never been so involved in a movie in my life haha.
8: Experienced Malvern Beacon AKA the wind tunnel meets tornado meets hurricane.
9: Bought a walnut-coffee meringue that was the greatest thing ever, and discovered that our coach driver Tony shares my affinity for meringues.
10: Visited the oldest LDS chapel in the world!

We love mining!

Me and Andrew unsuccessfully attempting to pick apples in Welsh World... While Jordan somehow harpooned one with an umbrella on her first try??

The TV had three channels: UK's version of the Discovery Channel, the news in Welsh, or top ten R&B music videos.
Obviously, we watched the news in Welsh.

Malvern Beacon:

Yeah... you can't even see my face because it was so windy... the mane was out of control.


  1. "Went down in a real COAL MINE" Wow! that should be really something to do. it seems you guys had a nice time. :)

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