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  • Day2

    About yesterday - Cardiff

    May 8 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Auf dem Parkplatz von Stonehenge haben wir gemeinsam mit den Holzwürmern, Cardiff als nächsten Stop auserkoren. Ab über die Brücke und zack, waren wir in Wales 🙂 von Cardiff selbst hatte ich mir mehr erhofft, aber ein paar schöne Spots haben wir gefunden. Und es gab zum ersten Mal eine warme vollständige Mahlzeit 🍔🙏 die Nacht haben wir dann auf einem Parkplatz eines Impfzentrums verbracht.Read more


    Macht ihr etwa eine Diät??? 😉😎


    Wir sind schon froh, über eine normale Toilette anstatt den Busch 😀 und warmes Essen ist nicht so leicht zu bekommen. Aber jetzt hatten wir schon 2 Tage hintereinander was Warmes, das was echt super 🙂

    Gisela Kühn

    Ihr lebt ja spartanisch ! Wahrscheinlich seid ihr nur hungrig auf die vielen unterschiedlichen Eindrücke. Habt ihr auch schon einige Aufgaben lösen müssen? Weiterhin viel Spaß und viel Sonne.🌞


    Ja, es stehen jeden Tag einige Aufgaben an. Zum einen sollen wir bestimmte Strecken und Wegpunkte abfahren. Zum anderen gibt's bestimmte "Spaßaufgaben", wie mit einer Kokonuss in der Hand auf einem Pferd in Ritterrüstung zu sitzen 😀 oder eine Büroklammer gegen einen Schirm zu tauschen..Aber alles schafft man nicht. Zu viele Aufgaben in zu wenig Zeit.

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  • Day7

    Cardiff 1st

    March 9, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Still totally in love with the hostel I ended up having the 18 bed dorm on my own 🥳
    Started my day with a walk to Cardiff Bay which didn’t turn out to be as beach-ish as I expected but it was worth a visit.
    Suddenly I was in a mood for shopping and so I explored the city center with its shops and accidentally found a castle in the middle of it which turned out to be the most touristic attraction of Cardiff. So yeah there’s just not much more to see here that’s why I decided to stay in the rest of the evening especially as it started to rain heavily.
    For tomorrow I decided to have a day to calm down and enjoy the loneliness in my room, watch some movies, do some stuff and maybe have a little walk. I kind of have the feeling that I’m in need of that because of the mass I’ve been walking so far.
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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 :-)
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  • Day105

    Day 105: West to Wales

    May 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    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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    Joel Baldwin

    Tintern Abbey

    Joel Baldwin

    Tintern Abbey

    Joel Baldwin

    Abbey exterior

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  • Day11


    August 8, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Don't worry, I won't try to write anything but the name of Wales' capital in Welsh. Instead, I offer some impressions of the Cardiff Castle, the Cardiff Bay area, the Cardiff Market, and the National Museum as well as the Millennium / Principality Stadium. (It does look like a ship, doesn't it?) Also, huge thanks to the two cyclists Geoff and Jeff with whom I had a lovely chat on the jetty. I also met Stewart and John, twice, who introduced me to all possible conspiracy theories (and somehow still allowed me to take their picture, which I will not put in this gallery of course).Read more

    Bis jetzt sehr informativ .Also weiter Gruß Einöd


    Landschaft wunderschönen.Wetter noch.schöner Gruß Einöd

    Christine Winter

    Begeisterter Mitreisender.Tausend Grüße aus Erfurt

  • Day25

    Carmarthen to Cardiff

    May 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    On our way to Cardiff this morning after another great breakfast, some serious dieting to be done when we get home lol. We arranged to meet Sis and Pete in the city near the castle, it was fantastic to be able to catch up with them here , and to top it off it was my birthday. We decided to do the hop on - hop off bus first and see a bit of the city , which was really interesting, we then got off at the Cardiff Castle which was amazing. The keep part is a ruin but facinating, the manor house section is incredible. The works of art on the walls and just the sheer opulance of some of the rooms was incredible. We then went and grabbed a pizza for lunch, and checked into our home for the night which was an incredible B&B in the city with Sis and Pete.We popped next door for dinner at the The Cricketers and had a really really good dinner, back to our room for a long hot bath lol.Read more



    great pic. Mark


    cosy. mark

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  • Day11

    Cardiff, UK

    July 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Bonjour 👋🏻,

    On continue nos déplacements, on a quitté notre université (je pourrai dire que j’ai fait du temps universitaire... 😉) ce matin en direction de Bath, un autre trajet de plus ou moins une heure. Et qu’est-ce qu’on a fait à Bath? Ben oui maxi ben oui, on a visité des « baths ». On avait juste quelques heures dans cette ville alors on a visité l’attrait principal, les bains romains. Nous ne sommes pas originaux car 3.8 millions de personnes passent également moins d’une journée dans cette ville.

    Cette fois-ci la visite parle des romains au lieu de la royauté anglaise. En 50 après JC, les romains fondèrent la ville pour en faire un lieu thermal et s'appelait en latin Aquae Sulis. Ils construisirent des bains et un temple dans les collines aux alentours de la ville, dans la vallée de l'Avon autour de sources chaudes. Bien plus tard, la ville devint populaire en tant que station thermale pendant l'époque georgienne, qui conduit à une importante expansion laissant un important héritage architectural fabriqué avec la pierre de la région dont l’abbaye. La ville de Bath est inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO depuis 1987.

    Par la suite, on continue notre trajet pour aller rejoindre Cardiff, la capitale du pays de Galles 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿. Ville reconnue pour le magasinage et les pubs 🍺. Ah!!! Quel choix difficile, on choisi les pubs évidemment 🙄, le magasinage attendra à demain. On a commencé par un vieux pub, The cottage, pub traditionnel du UK. Ensuite, Anto avait ciblé 🎯 une micro-Brasserie ZeroDegrees, très belle place moderne. On demande pour essayer les bières et tout de go, le serveur nous donne 5 échantillons avec deux bonnes gorgées chacun, ils sont pas cheap!

    Depuis que nous sommes arrivés au Royaume Uni, Julie rêve de manger du zizzi 🧐? Et elle s’est régalée ce soir, et malheureusement on parle pas du mien 😢. Mais ne pensez pas tout croche, vous savez bien qu’on parle du souper , zizzi est une chaine de restos italien qu’on voit dans chaque ville depuis notre arrivée ici 👈 et puisqu’elle n’avait pas manger de pâtes depuis le début du voyage, elle avait bien hâte.

    On a fait un très bon choix d’hôtel dans cette ville. Notre hôtel est situé directement dans le vieux centre-ville et sur la rue piétonnière St-Mary, donc très bien situé mais un peu plus compliqué avec une voiture 🚗, il y a cependant un stationnement public tout près. C’est un bel hôtel dans un vieille coquille mais tout rénové de façon moderne à l’intérieur. On a l’air clim pour la première fois du voyage, pas besoin de vous dire que c’est l’hôtel préféré de Julie jusqu’à maintenant. C’est vraiment bien 😀 et on vous le recommande fortement.

    Voilà pour aujourd’hui 😎
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  • Day12

    Cardiff Castle

    June 29, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    In Cardiff wollten wir uns das Schloss ansehen, weil es sich innen sehr eindrucksvoll sein soll. Parken ging prima an der Universität. Nach 5 Minuten zu Fuß am Castle angekommen, hatte die Feuerwehr alles abgesperrt. Es fand abends ein Musikfestival statt und entweder war Abnahme oder es gab einen Feueralarm. Da gab es unterschiedliche Aussagen. Egal, dann erst in die City - was essen. Dann hatten wir später noch ca. 1,5 Stunden Zeit, uns das Castle anzusehen. Das hat sich dann auch gelohnt. Ich mache mal zwei Footsteps, einmal außen und einmal innen.Read more

  • Day22

    Welsh Folk Dinner at Cardiff Castle

    September 9, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 55 °F

    Dinner was accompanied by an introduction to Welsh culture, and I was chosen to be the king's food taster. Our hotel, formerly the Maldron Cardiff, was having its name changed to the Clayton as we arrived.Read more

  • Day22

    Cardiff Castle

    September 9, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    We toured Cardiff Castle, a nineteenth century fantasy of the Marquis of Bute. Over the top Gothic. The G 7 summit dinner was held here last year. The castle is built over the remains of a Roman fort, whose foundations are exhibited in a museum on the site.Read more

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