Quick stops: Cardiff Bay and Caerleon, Newport

On my last leg of exploring Wales, I paused to remember the fact that although Wales is part of the United Kingdom, Wales is still a separate country and not part of Great Britain, despite welsh land being joined to mainland Britain.  Wales has a language of its own, along with a unique flag and government.

Other interesting Welsh things to know include the fact that you will not find the letters K, Q, V or Z  in the Welsh alphabet, and that Wales has a reputation for being ‘the land of song’ due to it’s high number of male choirs, harpists and other solo artists.  Going way back in time during the 10th century, the Vikings sold welsh people as slaves and the food in prisons used to be better than that in the work houses.

Corgi dogs  – as loved by the queen, originate from Wales, along with ‘the mini skirt’ (apparently), and the NHS.

It was great to get out of London and see more of the UK’s beautiful landscapes this summer, with good weather to boot!! It’s been the hottest UK summer I can ever remember, no complaints though!

P.S. “Dear UK, I just wanted to say, you are gorgeous; tropical beaches are nice too but as with people, beauty comes in wide array and it’s a privilege and a pleasure to appreciate and admire it all”.

I’m grateful to have visited Wales for a third time, exploring more widely and seeing more of the UK’s finest sights and scenery.

Caerleon is a historic fortress site that presents as a busy town today. The Roman remains of the amphitheatre are free to visit unless there is an event taking place and the museum is a 5 min walk away.

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and the southern tip of Cardiff Bay continues to attract tourists to the city. The bay is meant to be Europe’s largest waterfront development  – I guess property prices will be a bit steep then!

Caerleon Newport Wales

Cardiff Bay, Wales

Caerleon Newport Wales, white houses and blues skies!!

Cardiff Bay

Farmers market

Caerleon Newport 

Lunch at The Priory

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