CARDIFF, WALES

After London, I hopped on a bus to Cardiff, Wales to visit my friend Joe. The first night was filled with authentic Welsh food (sausage and mash) and ales while watching the Scottish Independence Referendum at a bar that was celebrating the occasion. The party bit was a little premature as by the time we woke up the next day Scotland had voted against independence… but it was still a fun night with Joe and his friends teaching me necessary Welsh phrases such as:

“Fy enw I yw Rachel.” (My name is Rachel)

“Syt da chi?” (How are you?)

“Ble mae’r cwrw?” (Where’s the beer?)

 This is Joe. We worked together at  Little Creatures  in Perth and then roamed around Melbourne together for a few months after. Now he makes marvelous videos as a Creative Lead at  Fixers UK . 

This is Joe. We worked together at Little Creatures in Perth and then roamed around Melbourne together for a few months after. Now he makes marvelous videos as a Creative Lead at Fixers UK

The following day we headed to a tiny town in the countryside and toured a coal mine called “The Big Pit” and I learned that:

a) there is not an actual enormous pit to be found there (false advertising)

b) being a coal miner seems terrible

 Wales Street Style

Wales Street Style

 We weren't allowed to bring cameras or phones into the 300 feet deep into the earth mine (something about magnets and safety or something) hence these exterior shots. 

We weren't allowed to bring cameras or phones into the 300 feet deep into the earth mine (something about magnets and safety or something) hence these exterior shots. 

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Wales is super lush, very green, foggy and full of sheep. We ate a late lunch at a gorgeous misty overlook and tried to trick a sheep into taking a photo with me (this was unsuccessful). 

Later that night, Joe took me to a quirky little bar called Milgi where I got the most delicious cocktail of my life, the Berry Collins. I sucked that thing down like it was Gatorade after a 10K. 

 Not the yurt. The yurt was too exquisite to photograph. 

Not the yurt. The yurt was too exquisite to photograph. 

If you ever find yourself in Cardiff… get over to Milgi, get a Berry Collins and you can drink it in the YURT they have in the back patio. A yurt! In Wales!