Edit Blog Post
Published: September 7th 2019
And we’re off. Luckily for us, our British Airways double decker A-380 plane lifts off towards London eight days before the pilots go on strike.
Once in England, we will need to adjust to the eight hour time difference. Sleep time. Next day involves activating our eurail pass and beginning the journey to CARDIFF, WALES. Amazing how a two hour trip brings you to a different country.
The roadsides are dotted with purple flowers that look like miniature lilac plants. Local folk are so very friendly and instantly offer assistance the minute they see you looking confused and lost. Strolling along Queen Street in downtown Cardiff is a search for items made in Wales. A shop sells carved love spoons, slate coasters, and of course Welsh cakes. Cardiff castle was once owned by the Bute family and is almost 2,000 years old. Surrounding the property is a unique animal wall consisting of a sculpted hyena, baboon, wolf, and several lions.
You can just feel the moisture in the air. Wales weather is constantly changing with a downpour one minute, and beautiful sunshine several minutes later. We meander through a Brexit protest and meet a bobby.
small apartment involves Chris sending a photo of himself, a signature online, and a copy of his drivers license. On a local recommendation, it is off to PENARTH, which is a Victorian seaside village, boasting a pier pavilion.
Walking through Alexandra Park with vignettes like a bug house, leads to the waterfront where a water taxi brings takes us past the barrage (a very interesting civil works project in the Cardiff harbour) to Mermaid Quay, home to an enormous Milleneum Centre housing opera and musical performances.
Once back in the village, we wait for the Michelin star restaurant Mint and Mustard to open as they are offering a two for one. The east indian food is decadent and delicious. Our plates are scraped clean. Yum.
Tot: 2.503s; Tpl: 0.064s; cc: 14; qc: 35; dbt: 0.0367s; 2; m:saturn w:www (18.104.22.168); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.3mb