Yr Ysgwrn, near Trawsfynydd was the family home of Ellis Humphrey Evans, a Welsh poet who had the bardic name, Hedd Wyn. He died on the first day of the third battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 31st July 1917. Hedd Wyn had won numerous prizes and chairs for his Welsh poetry at Eisteddfodau and had […]
Author: Mike Davies
Dr Mike Davies is the owner and operator of Dragon Tours, which offers expert guided tours of Wales for individuals, couples and small groups. Mike is a published historian and specialist in Welsh history, culture and genealogy – his books include the Last King of Wales. Mike was born, raised and continues to live in Wales. He has taught at the University of Wales and is able to provide a unique insight into the ancient land of his birth.
A Taste of Provence
Some delicious white wine from Vinsobres and some beautiful black olives from Nyons (the olive oil capital of France). I sampled these with some clients on a recent tour through France which included a lovely stay in Nyons, Provence, at the wonderful Colombet Hotel.
Pont Du Gard Roman Aqueduct
The highest Roman aqueduct in the Classical World. Pont du Gard was built as part of the water supply system to the Roman city of Nimes, in Provence, Southern France. This incredible structure was built almost 2000 years ago and stands 160 feet in height above the Gardon River. I recently took some clients there […]