Author @katharineashe is off and away to Cardiff, Wales, Tweeting along the way. Definitely give her a follow!
That is, if you don't have anything against romance novels (you shouldn't, if I'm friends with you), good Tweeting (you shouldn't, if I'm friends with you), or Cardiff (and I say again, you shouldn't, if I'm friends with you).
Actually, I'm pretty loose on that last point, particularly with my UK buds - never have I ever seen folks be so puzzled over why I want to visit Cardiff. And more than once!
I'm working on our London itinerary for next month, and like the last trip, it includes a daytrip out to Cardiff, and that's where all the making fun starts and ends.
It's such a cultural thing over there for everyone to pick on Wales. I dunno how it started, I don't want to know. But it always cracks me up when they bag on the sheep in Wales.
They usually back off when they find out our trip is Doctor Who- and Torchwood-centric. We're planning on finding the same locations we found last time, see the same buildings (with the exception of me actually making it into Cardiff Castle and the Senedd building this time), and probably have some Wagamama. Because that's how we do.
To be honest, Wales for me is gorgeous. Yes, it might be a less densely populated and they certainly have their own way of life and language, but I still love what little I've seen of it. Of course, me being me, I also love the train ride through the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of London. It reminds me of the train ride down to North Carolina, just 10 hours shorter.
Actually, now that I think about it - the way that people slam on Cardiff is a bit like the way folks make fun of the rural South.
Only with cousins, instead of sheep.