Articles Tagged ‘Wales’

Opulent Decay: 7 Abandoned Castles, Chateaus, and Mansions “Open” for Exploration

Opulent Decay: 7 Abandoned Castles, Chateaus, and Mansions “Open” for Exploration April 13, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Castles, chateaus, and mansions — these are displays of wealth and power usually reserved for kings and countesses, or at least old-timey movie stars. It’s hard to imagine these incredible, opulent buildings would ever be abandoned and left to rot. But hey, crazier things have happened. Royal...

Aussie Couple Visits Welsh B&B, Fall In Love and Don’t Leave

Aussie Couple Visits Welsh B&B, Fall In Love and Don’t Leave February 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We definitely know what it’s like, to go somewhere with the intention of only a brief stay, to fall in love with the place, and stay for longer than intended. So yeah, we know how Australian couple, Chris and Sally Allison, felt when they visited a north Wales B&B and decided to stay for a...

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned UK Asylums “Open” for Exploration

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned UK Asylums “Open” for Exploration February 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Abandoned mental asylums are treasure-troves for adventurous photographers, curious historians, and well-traveled urban explorers. They’ve got everything: amazing architecture, infamous history, gorgeous grounds. Some are more decayed than others, and a few are barely standing. Built throughout...

New Bog Snorkelling Record (And Other Strange World Events)

New Bog Snorkelling Record (And Other Strange World Events) September 7, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Bog snorkelling: a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard (55 m) water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes,...

11 Dumbest “Sporting” Events for the Non-Athlete in All of Us

11 Dumbest “Sporting” Events for the Non-Athlete in All of Us July 31, 2010 | Featured | Read More
While quite a few NileGuide staffers are marathon runners, cyclists, even daredevils, some of us NileGuiders are the kids who got picked last in gym class, never made it onto varsity, and still don’t own a pair of cross trainers. Even though some of us will never win the New York Marathon or climb...

Shrek Wedding: Wales Couple Has Green Ceremony

Shrek Wedding: Wales Couple Has Green Ceremony May 14, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
Why would a couple cover themselves in green body paint and don fake ears on their wedding day?  For Viv and Tracey Williams of Wales, it was because their first date was seeing the movie Shrek and they wanted a Shrek-themed wedding.  At their Bridgend, South Wales ceremony the whole family got into...