I'm repeating this tip in a number of locations, because people simply don't seem to realise.
The mountains of Snowdonia are not high in comparison with others in the world. It's easy to underestimate their danger.
Welsh weather can change quickly. Slate and scree are slippery, even when it's not wet. It's easy to fall.
If you're walking, dress sensibly; take waterproofs, and good shoes (I've seen women trying to get up Snowdon in strappy sandals), and a warmer layer or two (temperatures are always lower the higer you go, and drop rapidly when it rains or clouds roll in). Use a good map, carry a whistle to attract attention (mobile reception is not guaranted), tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back. Take something to eat and something to drink (drinking from streams is not recommended; there may be a dead sheep in the water a little further up).
Every year the volunteer mountain rescue people have to spend time searching for and rescuing people who are simply ignorant. Don't let it be you.
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Racism and unwarranted hatred
Although Bangor is generally a friendly place there are the odd places like in every town or city that it is best to stay away from or maybe things you should just ignore if you can. Although Bangor is quite privileged in Wales to have a large student population which keeps the city going there are a few people that resent foreigners being in Wales and even when it is pointed out to them that they could be wrong in their instant assumption that because somebody has an English accent they are not welsh all you get is 'well you’re not from Bangor are you'.
Well no maybe not everybody is from Bangor but at least some people decide to spend their money there and thanks to all the students that come from Wales, England and all over the world Bangor is not suffering as much (if at all) as a lot of places in Wales. In fact Bangor is one of about 3 places in the United Kingdom that house prices have risen over 100% in the last few years.
Unfortunately on a recent trip to Bangor, while walking past the White Lion on the High St (a place we have visited before) we were verbally abused by a drunk who was stood outside drinking and smoking with a couple of woman, after asking what his problem was we were then met with racist abuse from both the drunk and one of the woman, after pointing out to the woman that she was wrong in saying we were 'English c**ts' she said 'well you’re not from Bangor are you' .
Although this has not put me off Bangor (you can get this kind of mindless abuse anywhere) it makes me sad there are such closed minded people in the world and although this was not the pubs fault I certainly will not go in there again if this is the sort of clientele they attract.
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