Buses to Cardiff go through Bristol so I had a wait there for an hour. The station isn’t too bad. I arrived in Cardiff by late afternoon and took the bus to my homestay. Note that the buses do a figure 8 rather than a loop so you do need to see which way they are going!
The next morning I headed to town. Cardiff has a small city centre that has recently been renewed. More importantly they have Poundland so i could buy my lunch. The library will give you 1hr of internet for free but it’s a bit patu.
Wales isn’t terribly well known in New Zealand, since we had few immigrants from there. However found it very nice. THEY HAVE WELSHCAKES.
In the afternoon went to Caerphilly. It’s 30min by train. The village is nice, and you can buy cheese, but I was there for Britain’s largest castle.
I headed back to town and made a meatloaf for my hostess. Meat can be very cheap here – £1.20 for 400g beef mince.