How I Learned Welsh


Mae isie i fi prunnu petrol … Does dim isie i fi prunnu petrol … is that right? Aaaaargh!  Bloody Welsh! I wish I could speak it.  Really, I want to.  I’m not a language klutz.  I can even swear in French, and speak enough German that I make as much sense as anybody at […]

February 15, 2018

5 of the Most Romantic Hotels in Wales


Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Bala The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel epitomises “location, location, location” with one of the most mesmerising views you are going to find anywhere on earth, never mind Wales.  Nestled among the soaring mountains that ring the lake, isolated in perfect peace and quiet, this neo-baronial pile in specious grounds offers pitch pine, deep leather […]

February 13, 2018

10 Places in Wales You Absolutely HAVE to Visit


1. St Fagan’s National Museum of History For your introduction to Wales, there’s no better place than St Fagan’s, just outside Cardiff.  For the last several decades, the museum’s archaeologists have been tracking down endangered examples of ancient buildings all across Wales, dismantling them, and rebuilding them in the extensive gardens of St Fagan’s Castle.  […]

February 8, 2018

10 Things You Won’t Know Unless You’ve Lived in Wales


A little friendly advice for anybody who finds the Welsh, “well, a bit hard to understand…” This is a cwtch. Chopsy has nothing to do with meat. “The Valleys” is not a nickname for Wales. The World Bog-Snorkelling Championship is a serious global sporting event “Yur” can mean ear, year, or here. When somebody begins […]

February 2, 2018