I only phrased it that way because comments sometimes are misconstrued. been there, done that
the pilgim question was for dan who I recognize from his many posts here. his sense of humor would recognize the intent of that question.
now for the tip: it may have been accidental but you should have replied directly to my post. I have made the same mistake more than once myself.
tv (the tele?) has provided my views of wales as a place. I also noticed that names of places and the language,etc are even more difficult to say than my dutch heritage. I am fourth generation, dutch descent, USA citizen and have resided here only.
my travels to europe which in two trips totaled 40 days included england, france, holland, belgium, east and west germany, austria, luxembourg, and italy. slept on many trains, hostels, campgrounds and a obligatory 4-star to refresh and get a long hot shower. my best stories and memories are from the trail.
I have observed that many USA citizens stay within our borders. (the question) do you know how many states in the contiguous USA?
you may, I am sure because europeans are well-travelled, realize how much one learns from visiting people and places that you have only been told about. you have to touch the unknown to know it more fully.
I envy europeans because inter-country journey is so easy. the distances are relatively short and the culture shift is unbelievable to the first time traveller. here in the states we have our: little italys, china-towns, irish rivieras, andersonvilles (swedes), etc. they are islands in our country similar to west berlin not an entire nation with its' charm, history, values and language.
I do ramble to strangers (it is my midwest upbringing) so let me end with: do you remember where the question is?