Great Britain consists of four separate yet united countries: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. This week, for the first time, I crossed a fog-shrouded bridge into Wales. It is lovely and does seem somewhat “foreign”. Everything is written in English, and also in Welsh.
There are lots of “L”s and “W”s and “F”s in the Welsh language, unfamiliar and unpronounceable to the American tongue. We stopped in the town of Merthyr Tydfil for lunch, right after we had driven through LLwyn-0n.
It was a strange land, but the countryside was stark and beautiful. We started in the southern midlands, beautiful valleys and farmland, before we head for the western coast.
And the natives are very friendly.
You have to love a country that has acres and acres of these friendly little residents walking around.