Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chilling it Out in Cardiff (Part 1)

About three weeks ago, our family and a few others went to Cardiff to 'chill-out'. Well, it was pretty chilly, actually - the temperature was about 6 degrees Celcius. But as my husband was saying, if we were to wait for the days to be warmer, we won't be going anywhere. So, we packed our warm clothes and food, and off we went to Wales.

From South Gloucestershire, we had to cross the River Severn,
the longest river in Great Britain, to get to Cardiff.

Getting into Wales felt like getting into another country - the signboards on the highway were prominently written in Welsh. Talk about patriotism :)...

Our first stop was a car boot sale in Cardiff (don't exactly know where it was). No pictures were captured there because I was busy 'capturing' other things... hehehe! Yeah, the items sold there were cheaper than the things in Cheddar, but the items in the latter, seem better in terms of quality. Besides money exchanged for the wares, smiles where exchanged with many Malaysians that we met there. Malaysians di mana-mana :)

Our next stop was Cardiff Bay. Got to test my Blackberry GPS satnav when we were separated from the rest of the group. Cool gadget!

Once there, we picked a spot to picnic. Imagine picnicking in freezing temperature (colder than Bristol) and windy too! Brrr!!! Malaysians Boleh! Kui! Kui! Kui!

Among the tourist attractions in Cardiff Bay ...

The Senedd

The Water Tower near Roald Dahl Plass

Jon in front of a carousel

Amirul striking a pose in front of the Pierhead Building

Amani just had to have this picture taken. It's the famous Wales Millennium Centre where a few Dr Who episodes were shot. Inscribed on the dome is a Welsh phrase : "Creu Gwir fel Gwydr o ffwrnais awen" which means "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration".

The family:)

The very merry men, women and children

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