Ever since I heard his stories of growing up in the countryside and speaking Welsh, one of the oldest of Celtic languages still spoken today, I have always wanted to go there. I can think of a ton of reasons why going there would be great, but here are just 3 random reasons why:
#1 Cardiff is One Cool Capital City!
Apparently, Cardiff has it's own castle, which is a major tourist attraction, as well as other interesting architectural features worth visiting, such as the City Hall and Cardiff Crown Court.
When looking for accommodations, it's pretty simple to find a hotel in the heart of the city, as most of the places to stay can be found on or around St. Mary Street, or on one of the smaller streets that come off of it.
#2 The "Wales Coast Path" Shows Off Another Unique Side of the Country
Along the way there are quiet picnic spots, historical sites, Roman ruins, towns and villages, bustling cities, vast harbors and golden sand beaches.
Sounds like enough to keep even the most active of us globe drifters busy!
#3 The Town With the Longest Place Name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Is There
Listen to an audio sample of how to pronounce this unique town name:
Although the town name in the title seems to have only 20 letters in it, the actual name of the town, as you can see in the picture above, is 58 characters long! Not only is it the longest recognized town name in all of Europe, but it is also one of the longest place names in the world.
A name this long should clearly have a meaning, below is a general translation of the meaning behind the name:
Of course, this is just one of the many places that are on my hot list of places I've got to see at least once, so please keep following along to see where else on my travel map has been pinned for future drifter exploration!
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And now we ask you: - Do you have any other great reasons why I should go to Wales?