Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) isthe capital and largest city in Wales. Don’t know yet? How about Gareth Bale or Ryan Giggs?
We arrived at Cardiff Central station after 3hr35m first class train trip from Manchester Piccadilly. We exited the station, walked 2min and here we were at Sleeperz, a budget hotel with awesome location.
We then had a quick check-in, settled, and hit the road. Early morning tomorrow we have to depart for London. We walked up West Gate street leading to Cardiff Castle, passing by Millennium Stadium. Rather than headed to the castle, we walked around the castle, by traversing Bute Park.
The side walking path of Bute Park leads us to Cardiff Crown Court, Alexandra Gardens and Cardiff University.
We then returned to our hotel after making a good shopping walk in Queen Street & The Hayes area.
Just before sunset, we took a taxi to Cardiff Bay and enjoyed the scenery there prior to making a trip back to central Cardiff for our dinner on Caroline Street which lined with many halal restaurant (about 4% of Cardiff’s population is Muslim).
Cardiff, a land we never imagined to step on, gave us a short enjoyable visit. Had a long reputation as an industrial city, Cardiff has been gaining popularity as a tourist hot spot. With its concentrated tourist area, easy access, and affordable, no wonder that Cardiff is flourishing in tourism. The only thing that made us puzzled is how they live with that consonant-laden words: gwydr, fyddwch, unrhyw?