I went to Cardiff, Wales with Amanda and Liz in February 2012, and it was the first time during study abroad that we'd left England. I didn't particularly care about visiting Wales, but Amanda and Liz are both huge Doctor Who fans and apparently Cardiff is a thing in that show... so they were super gung-ho about going, and I decided to come along for the ride. I mean, the bus fair was cheap enough, and I'm not one to say no to a day in another country!
Going in with zero expectations, I had quite a great time in Cardiff! The weather was cold and wet (hooray, UK!), but other than that it was a great day of nerdiness. Liz and Amanda had their Doctor Who fun in Millennium Park, of course, but Amanda and I also reenacted some Harry Potter scenes on a narrow wooden bridge at Cardiff Castle. We also walked around in the WWII air raid shelter hidden in the castle's battlements, which was just THE COOLEST THING EVER. The castle itself was beautiful, and I really enjoyed getting a look at Millennium Stadium, and the food was delicious, and we capped off the day with a frantic 15 minutes trying to find our bus and then sneaking our to-go dinners on board. Whoops. #adventuring
However, my camera died in Cardiff Castle, so this post is brought to you by a good chunk of my friends' wonderful photography!
And hey, can we talk about the Welsh language for a quick second? It looks like keyboard mashes!
Interesting place, Wales. It's definitely a country I'd like to return to someday!