One of the best ways to have a refreshing and interesting holiday is to try a new destination where no-one ever goes and in essence off the beaten path.
When visiting the British Isles we kind of think of the bigger cities such as London, Edinburgh, Bath, Liverpool (got to see the Beatles Tour!). While being so close, holiday makers even go to Dublin. All of these cities are considered essential travel – tos.
Cardiff has the best of both worlds in that it enjoys all the trappings of a capital city, but it is also very easy to travel around because of the compact size of it and the very efficient public transport system. Im not kidding about the compactness of it. I could walk from one side of the city centre to the other at a snails’ pace in 20 minutes.
This Welsh capital offers such great parks, the museums are free and because the city is still very small (360,000 inhabitants) people are still very friendly.
Highlights included :
The National Museum
The food was an interesting experience. Such delights as seaweed rolled in oats, cockles and something called Rarebit which was a mustardy cheese on toast. Very hearty food and very traditional.
The weather was the only downside. I know I chose to visit a rainy country such as the UK, but the is the rainiest part of the country and it did not seem to stop for 4 days. So if I could recomment anything to people it would be to bring a really great raincoat and an umbrella. I asked locals if there was an upside to all the rain. The answer came and it was that it made for good grass which made for good lamb. I tried the lamb on my ;last night and I would tend to agree.