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Donnaat50 stayed here on Mar 9, 2016 during their trip titled: At it Again - Donna @50.
... accommodation voucher and driving reference in separate poly pockets, arranged chronologically in one slim, professional-looking file. All for nothing. Because I left it there. On the chair. Eighty miles away at this point. Nothing like a sudden drama to make you reconsider whether it's safe for you to travel halfway across the planet without a ...
The Castle had passed through so many hands, its history was downright confusing. Main thing I remembered was; the Normans came and built a keep, war and new ownership, uprising and new ownership, some more new ownership, and then the Butes came along in Victorian times. They ended up insanely rich because of a gamble on coal export, repaired the insane amount of damage, dug up roman foundations predating the normans (surprise!) and reconstructed ...
... having a look around Cardiff and the Black Mountains of Wales. We found a laundrette and did some washing before heading in to town. The first stop was Cardiff Castle. Built in the late 11th century, very well preserved except for the giant Rugby ball that has been kicked in to one of the exterior walls! We wandered in and took a couple of photos. Again, we did not go inside because, as Greg says, 'we are a bit castled out'. As it drizzled rain for most of the day we spent a ...
... Goat's Head drinking Welsh ale. Wales has the best-named national beer ever: BRAINS BEER. Or, as I like to call it, "Zombie Beer." Tonight is our last night before we head back to London, so ZOMBIES NEED BRAINS.
We enjoyed our Zombies while listening to live music in one of Cardiff's many pubs. If you've never heard "No Diggity" done by a young folk singer on an acoustic guitar, for no other reason than that, I highly recommend Cardiff. :)