🙂 Brecon Beacons. Stunning scenery. Snowdon. Pembrokeshire coastline. Castles.
🙁 There are some deprived areas which is sad to see in a rich nation like the United Kingdom
THREE things we did not know about Wales:
- Longest name in the world: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. This outrageously extravagant Welsh name belongs to a peaceful little town on an island off Anglesey. Roughly translated into English it creates this poetic phrase: “St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave”.
- Welsh town Hay-on-Wye is twinned with Timbuktu! Hay-on-Wye is the second-hand book capital of the world.Timbuktu is the oldest home of the written word in Africa, with many public and private libraries housing ancient Arabic and African manuscripts. Also, they’re not the easiest places to reach by public transport. So, bizarrely it seems they were made for one another.
- Cardiff holds the oldest record shop in the world, opening in 1894. It’s called Spillers.