Southern and South
West Wales, United Kingdom
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I have been there many times times because my boss has his main office
in Newport, but this time we had marvellous weather and even a couple
of hours for sightseeing. Very beautiful landscapes,
and taverns - have a look yourself:
My personal number 1: The
Priory in Caerleon
As the name says: A beautiful old abbey.
Dozens of kinds of beer, but at 11 p.m. the party has to come
an abrupt end. Some time ago I read in a German newspaper that this
awful habbit had been trashed - that may be correct for some regions in
UK but unfortunatelly not for South Wales.
It is a real great experience to have dinner here - the times
in UK are history,
when you could go to an Italian or Indian Restaurant.
In the Priory Restaurant you just select your food and give
instructions to the kitchen. Particularly recommendable: The
"Garlic Crevettes", those
have nearly the size of Omani Lobster (with a bit of imagination) and a
wonderful garlic taste.
Caerleon is a
village, in some corners it looks like every third house is a tavern;
here you can see the traditional telephone cell. Fortunatelly UK sticks
much more to traditions and old stuff - I guess in Germany that
telephobe cell would have been replaced by an ugly Telekom magenta box
already 10 years ago.
Although we are living directly at the Lake an ocean is always
something special. Short trip towards west to Mumbles close to Swansea
(South West Wales).
Daffodils are blooming already at that time of the year because of the
mild climate due to the Gulf Stream.
You can get used to driving on the left side faster than you would
believe. However nowadays that is supported by using
navigation system, which makes the announcement "bleiben Sie
links" ("keep left") every 100m (excuse me, every 109,36133
yards). By the way, on this photo you can see the sign to Cardiff in 2
All traffic signs and describiptions are bilingual English and
Welsh. The above example demonstrates that "Cymraeg"(that is the name
of the language) is a celtic
language not easily understandable, neither for us nor for native
Cardiff Castle at night. Cardiff, the capital of Wales is a very
beautiful city worth visiting with an impressing atmosphere. However
you cannot really call "night life" what happens to this city after 11
Just for those who want to know where exactly we have been hiding.
Ok, folks, I hope you enjoyed my photos and my English friends forgive
me my Queens English language errors - I am still trying to improve and
on the way to pass Quality Gate 44. Right now I am at Gate - 20
©2007 Bernhard Heinz Immenstaad