The Eisteddfod Wales, 2018

The Millennium Centre in all it’s glory!

This was the focal point for the weeks festivities, with stalls, shows and activities scattered in every direction from it.

One of the events was some typical Welsh dancers with people playing an according.

Jánine with one of the groups who were performing.

Friday Night with Bryn

We booked to see Bryn Terfel tonight at the Millennium Centre in Wales, which according to Google maps was a 26 minute walk from the hotel.

The plan was to find somewhere near the hotel for something to eat, then take a leisurely walk to the centre.

So after fueling up at nandos with a burger and glass of wine, we headed off to the centre.

The distance wasn’t bad, but the streets we took were a little to be desired! We felt like we were walking through the danger zone most of the way ☹️ but we made it in the end.

So, on to the show, Bryn had an amazing voice!, a lot like some of his fellow Welsh singers. 😁

The only gripe I had with the whole performance was this…I didn’t understand a flippin’ word…oh no, tell a lie, I did hear the words ‘Paul Robeson’ in Bryn’s deep voice a couple of times and ‘cool’ from one of the younger singers lol but overall an enjoyable experience.

We managed to grab a quick drink from the bar at intermission and we sat just behind the words you can see from the outside of the building as you can below.

Walking back to the hotel, Jánine did manage to find a much better / safer route, so all in all a great night was had.

Eisteddfod, Wales

So after a looooong drive (5 and a half hours when the satnav said it would only be 2 hours 45 mins) to Wales with heavy traffic on just about every stretch of road we took, we finally made it to Wales for the Eisteddfod 2018!

The Eisteddfod is basically a celebration of everything Welsh, my understanding is that there will be stalls, music and various other attractions and activities on the day (well… week really, we’re just there for the day lol).