Phoenix & Cedars Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cardiff
Today we were off and about early to go to Cardiff. We caught the 8.15am bus and arrived around 9.20am. Firstly we ventured to Millennium Stadium to book a time for a tour at 2pm. After the tour was booked we headed to Cardiff Castle. This castle is one of Wales' most famous castles, built upon original Roman foundations - these are still visible today in the walls surrounding the castle. We decided to get a guided tour around ...
... It was a lovely couple of hours just eating and people watching. The desserts looked awesome but I just couldn't do it. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
As I left the rain was starting to fall yet again, as promised. A brisk stroll back to the hotel saw me drying off by 5 o'clock. I couldn't imagine going out for dinner so settled down to some TV, in-house movies and an early ...
... anthem, a truly spectacular moment. To be there in the flesh to support the All Black on the other side of the world and even better was to see them win the game was a rare opportunity. We met some really nice Welsh people that were sitting in front of us and we all ended up having a few drinks together at a pub after the game. The weather unfortunately wasn't on our side and was pouring down. A few of us wanted to head to another pub but just before we made it ...
The big day. 5:15 kick off. The excitement is mounting, as is the level of activity around the hotel. Both Kiwi and Welsh. Black and red everywhere.
The night before, Hoggy had arrived more or less on time, finding me already on my third pint in the hotel bar. A couple more drinks and we headed off to dinner in town. Dr. Hogg had done his research and selected a top notch Thai restaurant. The food was beautiful, as were the two bottles ...
... emotional trigger.
Dr. Hogg arrives this evening and we will no doubt have some dinner, several drinks and catch up on the last 13 years or so.
I should explain the Dr. Hogg, aka Hoggy, aka David B. Hogg as he was registered at a conference in Perth some time in the mid nineties. Somehow D.B. was interpreted as Dr. and de Koning as Dekonking ... The names have stuck ever since.
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