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  • Day176

    Caerdydd yng Nghymru

    February 2 in the United Kingdom

    Der Titel meiner Fotoreihe sieht zwar aus wie ein dicker fetter Schreibfehler - heißt aber übersetzt aus dem walisischen: "Cardiff in Wales". Die Haupstadt von Wales läd ein zum bummeln und die zu Zeit genießen bei einem mittelalterlichen/modernen Flair.

    #thank you guys for the surprise :-)

  • Day11

    Early start and another birthday!

    July 25, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    About an hour ago we all began to get up and prepare for the first part of our long journey to Japan. First up; a bus journey from Cardiff to Heathrow airport.
    Everyone is in their uniforms and we look very smart as a unit (even if we do say so ourselves!)
    Croissants for breakfast followed by packing away our over night bags and another chorus of Happy Birthday. This time it's Georgia's birthday and we had a surprise visit from her mum with cake for everyone. Happy birthday Georgia!
    Now a quick uniform check and then onto the bus for the first section of our journey.
    Japan, we're coming!
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  • Day10

    Bayden Scout Hall

    July 24, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    We're all together at our meeting point and after some final checks and preparations and lots of pizza we're now practicing our party pieces for Japan with the help of Seb's parents. We can't give away our secret ideas just yet but all will be revealed in a few days time when we perform in Japan!
    Today we've also had our first of many Jamboree birthdays. Gwyn had a lovely rendition of Happy Birthday sung to him by the unit whilst he unwrapped a special gift from everyone. Happy birthday Gwyn!
    The adventure really has begun now and with an early start in the morning, we wish you all good night!
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  • Day70

    1610 Farmhouse at St Fagans

    July 10 in the United Kingdom

    Much of Wales has its own language, but this farm was from the Southeastern peninsula, which has always spoken English. The house is red to protect against evil spirits. The barn is attached, but on many farms, the barn and the house are one building, with a common door in the middle.

    This house has more than one upstairs bedroom, meaning that the farmer was well off. Look at the woven straw mats lining the ceiling--that was unusual. They are tied to the timbers and to the thatched roof, to keep the roof in place in case of storms.Read more

  • Day70

    Iron Workers' Terrace Houses

    July 10 in the United Kingdom

    The six houses and their contents and gardens are displayed at different periods of their history, from 1805 to 1985. Each home contains a living room and small kitchen. A steep circular staircase next to the fireplace takes you up to the bedroom. A small pantry with a second bedroom above are located at the back.

  • Day70

    Recreation of a Village

    July 10 in the United Kingdom

    A lot of work went into putting these displays together! In the General store, most of the items are copied from the ones they were able to find.

    On the right side of the store is a cast iron Victorian urinal. There were no public toilets until the Public Health Act of 1848, and virtually none for women. The British term "Spending a penny" came from the cost of using the public toilet.

  • Day70

    More Welsh Heritage Buildings

    July 10 in the United Kingdom

    In 1916 the Workmen's Institute was built for the coal mining community, for their social, educational and cultural activities.

    The Toll house was a one room building, with a business end, and a living quarters. It was very unpopular among rural people. In the 1843 Rebecca Riots, many toll gates were destroyed by men wearing dresses and blackening their faces to disguise themselves.

    Late 1700s Tannery, where leather was made--the process took 18 months and was very smelly!

    1600s cockpit: after cockfighting was outlawed in 1849, it became a pig weighing center, and more recently, a garage.
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  • Day70

    St Teilo's Church, Welsh National Museum

    July 10 in the United Kingdom

    This church was built in the late 12th century, and added to over the years. The last service was held in 1970. When it was disassembled to be moved, beautiful paintings were discovered under centuries of whitewash! It has been refurbished to represent how it appeared in about 1520, with copies of the paintings using medieval techniques.

  • Day10

    Brecon Beacons Nationalpark

    August 7 in the United Kingdom

    Caerphilly Castle ist eine Wasserburg in der Stadt Caerphilly mit schiefem Turm und Unmengen von Enten, Gänsen und Schwänen rund um das Schloß.

    Mit der Brecon Beacon Schmalspurbahn geht es den Berg hoch und wieder runter und jede zugfahrt ist ausgebucht.

    Der Wasserfall ist mit 27 Metern zwar einer der höchsten in England, aber die Wassermassen flossen sehr spärlich....

  • Day105

    Day 105: West to Wales

    May 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Minibreak over, time to get moving again! Loaded up the car and hit the road around 10am as seems to be our usual departure time. We drove westward through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and then onto a short freeway to drive across an enormous suspension bridge over a large harbour. We had crossed into Wales.

    All the road signs are written in Welsh first and English second which takes a little getting used, particularly with their odd combinations of letters like Dd, Ff, Cwm, and so on. Weird.

    First destination was Tintern Abbey, an 11th century abbey that had been abandoned during the religious reformation under Henry VIII and left to ruin. It's a very large complex and most of the church is still standing, though the roof and some of the walls are long gone along with most of the floor. Was great to walk around and explore for an hour or so, though a group of screaming kids put a slight dampener on things. I don't mind kids being noisy and playing, but this lot were just running around shrieking for basically the entire hour - painful.

    Had lunch in the tea room opposite, just coffee and sandwiches as we weren't particularly hungry. Back in the car where we drove around the outskirts of Cardiff (or Caerdydd as it's known in Welsh) to St Fagan's National History Museum. This is a large open-air museum where they've collected examples of historic Welsh life from the countryside. Farmhouses, blacksmiths, post offices, stores, all that sort of thing. The buildings aren't local, but aren't replicas either - they had been donated and painstakingly moved to the museum over the last 50 years. Very interesting!

    By late afternoon we hopped back in the car and drove to our apartment in the centre of Cardiff. Our Airbnb was just a single room in a larger 4-bedroom terrace house. We dumped our stuff, had a brief relax and then headed out for an early dinner. It was long-ish walk into the main part of town, about 45 minutes in the end, past some fairly grim public housing buildings, but we made it in the end.

    Fairly heavy police and security presence as the Champions League football final is being played at the main stadium on Saturday night - still several days away but the teams are now in town and no chances are being taken. We walked through the main shopping strip, had a look at the castle from the outside, had a look at the stadium from outside, then headed for a pub.

    I'd heard about a particular craft beer pub that I wanted to check out, but they didn't allow dogs after 7pm and it was 6:50pm by now, so we headed to a different bar across the road that was dog friendly. Another huge selection of beers so I was happy, though our food wasn't anything special. Walked back home again a bit quicker this time, though when I stopped for a photo outside the stadium I turned around to see a heavily armed police officer complete with assault rifle grinning and patting Schnitzel!

    Back home where we headed to bed fairly soon afterwards. Only a single night in Cardiff, as the football final has pushed prices into the stratosphere. Seems like a nice town, though perhaps a bit limited in scope. Lots of students around though, as I think it's got a big university there.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cardiff, CRF, Dinas a Sir Caerdydd

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