Mink Machine

Through Wales without a Tardis

Ah, Wales. The country with the most impressive and baffling language. It was even used in the Bosnian conflict, where a Welsh regiment used the language for as a way to “encrypt” communication.

Road signs in Cambrian are not for the faint of heart. The town of “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” (no joke) has the second longest location name in the world. Sometimes it is shortened to “Llanfairpwllgwyngyll” (wow, so much easier).

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, but perhaps better known in some groups as the home of the Doctor. The town features the world’s only Doctor Who Exhibition, situated in the Bay. Locations such as Millennium Centre and Eddie’s Diner are featured in several episodes of BBC’s Doctor Who. The town is also featured heavily in Sherlock, as well as Torchwood who had their headquarters here. The heartbreaking “Bad Wolf” bay in Southerndown is just half an hour to the west of town. There’s so much to see that you would need a Tardis to see it all.

Bad Wolf bay Bad Wolf bay, featured in several seasons of Doctor Who.
Eddies Diner Eddie’s Diner has been visited by both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

Comments

No comments yet.

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured stories

Roaming through Banff

"Even though the main town is surrounded by mountains with names such as Sulphur Mountain, it is as far away from Mordor as one could imagine."

Eating my way through Basque country

"Not too bad to wash it all down with a local Txakoli, the young white wine typical of the Basque country."

Exploring Chernobyl

"The soundtrack of the day was Radioactivity by Kraftwerk, as we rolled into Chernobyl this morning."

The streets of Paris

"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."

On the Trans-Siberian

"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."

The dark days of Sarajevo

"The city survived on the edge of annihilation and has started to recover, but the stone walls still seem to cry out in lament of all the horrible things they have seen."

Instagram