jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2008

Castle & King Arthur Route


Cardiff had a strategic importance between the Normand’s war and the Wales people who had controlled the high land of the country, that is why Cardiff shows off having the biggest concentration of castles in the world.

The second most important castle is the Castell Coch. It is in the Tongwynlais Forest.
Cardiff has got the remains of Twmpath Castle, Bishop’ Palace and the ST. Fagans Castle while Wthitchurch Castle has been rebuilt.

King Arthur route

The best option is to go by the coast to Pembrokeshire region. Here you can visit two ancient menhirs called King Arthur’s Sons. On the way, you will see Swansea bay. The next stage will take us to Carmarthen, where it is said that Merlin was born.

In the north we’ll see Snowdonia, the legend tells that King Arthur is buried here. Search the Dinas Bran’s remains in the Llangollen slope because some theories indicate that the Sant Grial was hidden there.

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village of the Anglesey Island, in Wales. It is the longest name of United Kingdom and the third longest around the world.

In Welsh, the village’s name means: "the Santa Maria’s church in the hollow of the white hazel next to a fast whirlwind and the San Tisilo’s church next to the red cave".

Although it is called as Llanfair PG (Lanfairpwll for Welsh people)
The name was decided around 1860 by council of the village, mainly to have the largest name in a Rail Station in Great Britain.
In the sign there is phonetics version that makes it easier to read in Welsh: Llan-vire-pooll-guin-gill-go-ger-u-queern-drob-ooll-llandus-ilio-gogo-goch.
In English its pronunciation could be: Clan vira pulth gwinn gith gor gerrick win drob uth clan tay see lee oh go go gokh.
This is a tourist destiny very visited. The tourists use to take photos of themselves next to the sign where is the village’s name

lunes, 27 de octubre de 2008

Welsh Food


Most of Welsh Food it’s made by local ingredients.
The lamb is so popular here. Wales is also known by its sheep and lambs farms and it has a direct relation with its cuisine. The veal and bovine is also important in here, above all in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Some traditional dishes are Welsh cakes (small cooked cakes), crempogs (Pancake), Bara Brith (sweet bread with raisin), cawl (stew of lamb and sometimes leeks), Laverbread and toasted bread with melted cheese.

Wales also produce thin cheese, including Caerphilly and Fenni, Llanboidy, Red Devil and cheese of black bomber.

In Wales there’re more than twenty vineyard farm and some cities produce beer. Most of vineyards settled on 70’s but the older date from XIX century.

Laverbread Cawl

Crempogs Bara Brith

Welsh food is stranger and more original than Spanish food. We can see in Welsh food predominate vegetables and healthy ingredients.

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2008


Lostprophets is a Welsh band of alternative rock formed in 1997. Its first album, The Fake Sound Of Progress, was recorded in England by Visible Noise, after it was re-mastered by Columbia Records in USA, although they continue until today with their first discography house.

Lostprophets was formed in Pontypridd, next to Cardiff, in 1997. It was formed with separation of the hardcore band Public Disturbance, where Ian Watkins was drummer and Mike Lewis its last guitarist. Whit Watkins as singer, the band got Mike Chiplin as guitarist who after would be the drummer and other guitarist called Lee Gaze.

The Fake Sound Of Progress (November, 27, 2000). This album has a good guitar sound, a wonderful singer and correct songs but insipid.

Track list:

Obscure Intro
Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja
The Fake Sound Of Progress
Five Is A Four Letter Word
...And She Told Me To Leave
The Handsome Life Of Swing
A Thousand Apologies
Still Laughing
For Sure
Ode To Summer
The Lesson, Part One

Start Something (February,2, 2001) is the second album of Lostprophets. This album is produced by Eric Valentine.

Track list:

We Still Kill The Old Way
To Hell We Ride
Last Train Home
Make A Move
Burn, Burn
I Don't Know
Goodbye Tonight
Start Something
A Million Miles
Last Summer
We Are Godzilla, You Are Japan

Liberation Transmission (June, 26, 2006) is their third album. It was recorded in Hawaii and it was the first album without Mike Chiplin.

Track List:

"Everyday Combat" – 5:11
"A Town Called Hypocrisy" – 3:39
"The New Transmission" – 3:32
"Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)" – 4:11
"Can't Stop, Gotta Date with Hate" – 3:42
"Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)" – 3:36
"Everybody's Screaming!!!" – 3:52
"Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters and the Story Of a Lonely Girl" – 4:04
"4:am Forever" – 4:27
"For All These Times Son, For All These Times" – 3:54
"Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company" – 4:13
"Always All Ways (Apologies, Glances and Messed Up Chances)" – 4:25

jueves, 16 de octubre de 2008



Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur. Sometimes it is attributed with magical powers. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone are the same weapon but in most versions they are considered different. In Welsh the sword is called Caledfwlch.

There are some theories about its name’s origin. The most accepted is that its name comes from latin Ex Calce Liberatus( released from stone). Even if it is called of many different forms like: Caliburm and Caledfwlch
There are many stories of how Arthur becomes the master of that legendary sword.
Geoffrey or Monmouth says this sword was made in Avalon.

The Vulgata’s cycle tells Arthur receives the sword from a nymph called the Lady of Lake while we know another story. This story tells that Arthur got Excalibur from a stone and it was made by Merlin.

The most accepted tale is Arthur, dying, orders a knight to throw Excalibur into an enchanted lake. At first this knight didn’t do it but finally he did it. He is called Girflet Bedivere, Lanzarote…

When the knight throws the sword appears a hand, this one takes the sword and disappears in depths

Other stories tell that the sword rests next to the king and it is waiting for his return.

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2008

Here we are


It's time to make some presentations.

Now, I'm Iraida and I'm 15. My birthday is 18th September and I'm gonna talk about me.I like many types of music like Hardcore, Punk, Rock and Japanese Music (J-pop, J-Rock, Visual Kei...). I love singers or bands like Lostprophets, Simple Plan, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance, Nana Kitade... Other of my passions is reading books like Harry Potter and (...), Otori's Legends...

My name is Teresa I'm 15 too. I was born 3rd June
I don't like a certain type of music, if I like a song I like it. But my favorites singers are Laura Pusini and La Oreja de Van Gogh. I love reading. My favorites books are Harry Potter, Memorias de Idhún and The Lord of the Rings. I like to go to the cinema and my favorite actor is Orlando Bloom.