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Published: March 16th 2011
The smell enhanced my distaste for seafood.
Greetings from Swansea Wales where the sun has been shining for 3 days in a row (there may have been some cloud cover but not to much). Today our group split up ( 😞 ) to meet with and start filming our clients. The Discovery group left shortly after breakfast but our group didn't have anything planned until 3. So we made great use of our time and headed farther into Mumbles to exchange some currency and do some shopping. (we are actually not staying in Swansea we are staying in Mumbles which is essentially like a district of Swansea). Me, Megan, Nicole and our fearless leader Mark Scott walked around, looking through stores and such while the guys in our group went to Joe's and bought the last of the "good" premade sandwiches. Megan and I tried to be cheap and went to their grocery store to buy sandwich meat and bread for sandwiches to make for lunch. I ended up eating an apple. . Their groceries are so much like ours but so different. There are a lot of the same brand we eat but with different flavors. We found Doritos, but none of the flavors we
I LOVE the buildings!
know. Instead of "Cool Ranch" they have Cool Original. They don't believe in Ranch here. . Or stop signs. . So around 2 we started to head to where we THOUGHT our non prof's event was at. 1 bus and 2 miles uphill both ways later we realized Bryn house was NOT on Bryn road. Who knew? Thankfully we got a lift to the correct place which was blocks away (we would probably still be wondering around freaking out the locals.) Our non prof (which is Swansea Young Single Homeless People) were learning how to make cooked sausage in a gravy made of chopped onions, mushrooms, oil and flour. The kids were very nice, shy at first because they didn't really know what we were doing. They had a lot of questions about Oklahoma, they can't believe we are land locked. After filming we headed back to the university, on foot. . we were 30 minutes late to our meeting. we seriously probably walked around 5 miles today just in the afternoon. Tomorrow we are taking a cab, Mark Scott put his foot down! We got to meet some of the students from Swansea University that will be coming to
The sell fresh flowers everywhere
UCO during the summer as well as several of the students from UCO studying there. They miss Taco Bueno with a passion. There is no fast food where we are. There is farther into the City Center but it’s just McDonalds. I want to go to the City Center, maybe tomorrow. That’s where the good shopping is supposed to be.
So I will leave you with some more FYIs
In Wales/Britain. .
Lunch meat is disgusting.
Cigarettes are called "faggots".
Every street sign is in English and Welsh.
You bag your own groceries (unless you’re Michael Gholami).
Most places close at 5:30.
There are no stop signs, and I have yet to see a car wreck and Eliot who has lived here for 2 years has never seen one either. . Which is amazing considering how they drive.
You don’t see people walking around on their phones.
"Cheeky" means smart mouth
We say a dollar 50 they say 1 pound 50
Cheers means thank you here
French Fries are “chips” and chips are “crisps”
They call soccer “football” (we are the only country that does not) and fields are “Pitches”
Daffodils grow EVERYWHERE, and they wave inflatable ones
at Rugby matches!
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Great color in all the pics. The walking replaces the gym workouts, doesn't it? Great for your legs, too! Love ya much!
Love the pic of the market--all the fresh flowers are gorgeous! Wish I were to see all the daffodils. Another Spring favorite of mine. I got my photo, btw, it's framed and on our fireplace ledge now. :)