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Cardiff

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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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  • 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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  • Day176

    Caerdydd yng Nghymru

    February 2, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    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 :-)

  • Day70

    1610 Farmhouse at St Fagans

    July 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    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, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    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.Read more

  • Day70

    Recreation of a Village

    July 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    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.Read more

  • Day70

    More Welsh Heritage Buildings

    July 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    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, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    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.Read more

  • Day52

    The Whoniverse

    October 14, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    I can't make up my mind as to whether I like Cardiff or not. It's not a huge city - 350,000 and quite compact. I'm not sure whether the area I am staying in (by the main train station) is seedy or not but it is central.
    I started off with the hop on hop off tour. There is a stop conveniently close by.
    I got off partway at The Doctor Who Experience. I am a huge Doctor Who fan especially Doctors 9 and 10 so this was a no brainer.
    It starts with the "experience" in which you go through a journey with the twelfth Doctor. I won't say much here as they prefer it not to be spoilt but it was fun. I helped to save the universe.
    There is an exhibition of various costumes in which I had a good browse through. All up I was there for several hours.

    From there I walked across to Mermaid Quay for some lunch and took a look at the Ianto Jones memorial and the Millennium Centre. I met another Torchwood fan who was there with his friend who just didn't get it, he would rather be in the pub than look for the water tower.

    I caught the bus back and then went down St Mary st which I thought was meant to be the shopping precent but it was all bars, backpackers and not much else.
    I got back to the hotel just before five intending to go and do some washing but discovered the laundromat closed at 6 so watched a movie instead. I eventually went across the road for some dinner and have been catching up on my TripAdvisor reviews.

    Photos
    TARDIS
    Ood
    Weeping angel - don't blink!
    Cyberman
    Mermaid Quay
    Millennium centre
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  • Day53

    The not so fun parts of travelling

    October 15, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Well today didn't turn out quite like I'd planned.
    Washing was first up on the agenda, I have been wearing short sleeves (with a cardy and jacket) as everything has been worn one day too many as it is.

    I found the laundromat okay, the benefit of having a car I thought. Unfortunately it was full of other people doing their washing. There was another one not to far away so I went there. Much better.
    I was able to use the machines but it still took the best part of an hour and a half to two hours but it was done!

    Next was to post my books to myself. I don't really have the room to bring them back with me so just post them.
    Yeh well...
    I had discovered when I got back to the car after doing the washing that I had parked in a street that only allowed residents permit parking.
    What I didn't realise is that the main streets allow anyone to park but ALL the side streets are residents parking only and there was no parking on the main streets. I spent a very long time driving around looking for a post office with parking within a reasonable walking distance. I finally found a postal agency but they only accepted parcels of 2kg or under.

    I admit that I cried (in the car, not the shop), I also ate the piece of French chocolate I have been carting around since, well France and had been saving for an emergency.

    I went to the post office recommended by the guy at the agency and eventually found somewhere to park. I asked for the cheapest way to post the books and was quoted £99!
    I asked if splitting them into smaller parcels would be cheaper and she looked to her colleague Becky who gave me a pamphlet to look through. I discovered that by splitting them into two parcels and sending them economy international as printed papers it would be about a third of the original quote.

    Fortunately when I lined up again I got Becky and she was very helpful. The process took quite a while, I had to fit the books in the bags so they wouldn't move around, have Becky seal them, go to another window to address them, back to Becky to fill in customs and pay.
    I've just checked my receipt and with all the rigmarole I wasn't charged for the postage bags!!!!!!!!

    It was nearly 3pm by this stage and I had had enough. I hadn't had lunch which may have contributed to my mood but I couldn't be bothered to have any. I went back to my hotel and read my book (I kept one).

    At least I had a good appetite for tea. During my travels I have tried to stick to the cuisine of wherever I have been, with a few exceptions. Since being in Cardiff I've had South American, Mexican, Indian and tonight I felt like pasta. There is a Jamie's Italian close by so I thought I'd try that. Their seating policy annoys me. After being told a 20 minute wait and then 10 minutes later a 30 minute wait I decided I couldn't be bothered.

    There was another Italian place close by and I had a very nice meal with good service. Stuffed mushrooms followed by pancetta and asparagus tagliatelle.

    I saw quite a few police out tonight and it's funny - I got used to seeing them in Paris that I didn't think much of it in the end but seeing them here made me feel a bit uneasy.

    So I can't say Cardiff has been my favourite place but I don't think that is all Cardiff's fault.

    I didn't take any photos today so here are some of the inside of Roch Castle.
    Chapel windows
    Chapel
    Rampart
    The rock the castle is built on
    Stairs
    Stairs
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cardiff, CRF, Dinas a Sir Caerdydd

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