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Crossing the street in Cardiff is an exercise in frustration

I wanted to reflect on something from our recent visit to Cardiff. Some of central Cardiff is pedestrianised, which is great. Many other areas have nice wide footpaths. It would be near-perfect for walking... if at most intersections the traffic lights weren't designed to be so pedestrian hostile. It's as if the traffic engineers either hate pedestrians, or have done everything they can t

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Time for a Bath

Friday morning in Cardiff, yet another warm sunny day -- I was in danger of getting sunburnt. The locals all swore it was highly unusual to have this much sun -- apparently "sunburn" and "Wales" are words not often found in one sentence. Time to head elsewhere, but first, one more walk to Cardiff Bay to stretch the legs. We walked past the BBC Cardiff studios, wondering if we might spot any

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Battling the buses

(Backdated. Posted 4/8/2017.) We'd be leaving Cardiff the next day, so before heading out we decided to get some laundry done. This is one of the benefits of Air B'n'B over hotels - at least if you've booked somewhere with a washing machine. Then, what excursion today? We'd considered trying to get to Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, which as many would kno

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Cardiff Who?

(Backdated. Posted 31/7/2017) Oh the joys of jetlag. Having gone to bed at 8pm, I woke at about 5am. But being summer, it was already light. Eventually it seemed like a half-decent time to get up and out, and we prepared for our mission. Why had we come to Cardiff in the first place? And at the start of the holiday? Because of the Doctor Who Experience. It's been at Cardiff Bay since 2012