Cardiff on the cards

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The flights are booked, the papers are (almost) in order and we are off to London in May!

Last year something kinda cool happened and I won a spectacular prize sponsored by Virgin Airlines. This here little blog won Best New Comer Travel Blog and a return ticket to the UK. You can read all about that here.

I have written about my love for London before. (London City and Westminster) There is just something about it. No matter where I go in the world a little part of me always longs to head back to London. I have been fortunate enough to have seen quite a bit of the Queens little island. Being South African we tend to flock to where we have people to stay with. Because let’s face it if you have a green passport you have to choose between a roof over your head or food in the UK. (Shout out to amazing family and friends for always being willing to put us up in a spare room)

From Bath to Birmingham to Rochester and on to Canterbury and many places in between have my footprints in them.

This time we plan on adding a few new places to the line-up. Cardiff being one of them. I have never been to wales and with my in-laws living in Bath, only a short train trip away I thought it’s time I go find some welsh words I can’t pronounce.

Here are 3 things I’d like to go find/do in Cardiff.

Cardiff Bay Boat Tour: 

Enjoy panoramic views over beautiful Cardiff Bay on this 1-hour boat tour. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Penarth barrage or Cardiff Bay, then cruise onto the waters as the on-board commentary sheds light on the region’s rich history. Along the way, learn of the regeneration which has shaped the bay we see today and take in top landmarks including the Barrage and its lock gates, the Old Docks, the Wales Millennium Centre, the Welsh Assembly and the Wetlands Nature Reserve. Perhaps alight at Mermaid Quay — Cardiff’s bustling shopping district.

National Cardiff Museum:

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history, archaeology and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. If you want to stand and stare, there’s plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs.

Cardiff Castle: 

Take a House Tour which takes you through some of the most amazingly opulent, highly decorated rooms you will ever see. Amongst the rooms you will visit with your expert guide are the Winter Smoking Room, The Nursery, Lord Bute’s Bedroom and The Roof Top Garden. The tour runs every day on the hour and lasts approximately 50 minutes.

Have you ever been? I’d love some advice. Pop me a comment below and tell me what I simply can’t miss.



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