Trip To Cardiff
The trip to Cardiff started off really early for me as I woke up at 6:30 to go get showered and ready for the day. I didn’t have breakfast that morning because I was running a bit late and I also wanted to wait for the food I would have down in Cardiff.
For the day I stuck with Chloe, a Welsh boy called Tom, another Welsh girl called Celyn, and two Danish boys called Andreas and Frederick. We all went on one big bus to Cardiff, but before that we all met at the school where we would leave. For most of the bus journey I was asleep or had my earphones in listening to my favourite bands, Of Mice & Men, Northlane, Killswitch Engage, and Bullet For My Valentine, I also had some of Ed Sheeran on my playlist to mix it up a bit.
Our first stop was a place called St. Fagan's just outside Cardiff City. This was a loving history museum. They took old buildings from all over Wales and rebuilt them on a large piece of land. These days you can walk around St. Fagan's and see how people lived in the past in Wales.
After St. Fagans we went to Cardiff City. A few interesting sightings along the way were lots and lots of farms and huge fields, which I personally wouldn’t see in Ireland as I live in a very urban area and don’t really explore the countryside. Some other interesting sightings along the way were the Stadium in which the Welsh Rugby Team play in, The Millennium Stadium. Also there was this giant Rugby Ball prop fitted into the wall of Cardiff Castle, marking the Rugby World Cup. The first thing we did when we got off the bus was exchange phone numbers with our teachers just in case of an emergency or we get lost. After we did that, we set out on our own and our little groups to explore the city centre of Cardiff.
The first thing I did and everyone who knows me would know, is get Starbucks. I got a Large Mocha Frappe with cream on top and it was delicious. I was so excited and happy about getting my dose of Starbucks because I hadn’t had it in quite awhile.
Once we were finished looking around, me and Tom caught up with Andreas and Frederick and got a McDonalds. I got a big box of Chicken McNuggets and it was amazing! Afterwards we went back to Starbucks for more coffee, and this time I ordered a Large Pumpkin Spice Latte. We stayed in there for quite awhile, using the free internet that was in the Cafe, and we charged our phones for the journey back to Nature Base. I really enjoyed it because I missed a lot of people from home and I got a chance to catch up with them.
By the time we were finished using our phones and charging our phones, it was time to go. We started heading towards our meeting spot.
We then hopped on the bus, and before we went home we stopped into a Shopping Centre nearby to get our dinner. I didn’t eat anything because I was stuffed from all the coffee and McDonalds.
I really enjoyed the experience and I had so much fun In Cardiff. It is such a great city and I’d love to explore there again someday.