I don’t wanna go

I’m looking up rent prices in Cardiff as I type this post.
May 26, 2016

Today was by far my favorite day of this trip so far. Although it was short, our time here in Cardiff has been nothing but perfect. We started our adventure here with an amazing meal that, for the first time this trip, didn’t cost us an arm and a leg. That in itself is something to celebrate.

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Chips, a veggie burger, and mac and cheese. All for under £10!

Last night ended with an amazing heart to heart, and this morning started with one of the things I’ve been most looking forward to on this trip: the Doctor Who Experience. We headed out bright and early to Cardiff Bay and already we could tell that it was going to be a gorgeous day.

As much as I hate to admit it, I was a bit overly obsessed with Doctor Who back when I was a sophomore in high school. Although I no longer keep up with the show, 15-year-old me was screaming inside all throughout the museum experience. It was a really well-done experience, and really catered to avid fans such as myself. At one point upstairs, I started crying because I was so overwhelmed by nostalgia. I’m so glad I got to experience Doctor Who up close and personal, and will definitely make plans to come back soon.

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Old TARDIS Interior

After the Doctor Who exhibit, we headed into the center of Cardiff Bay for lunch. We stopped at a Wagamama’s, which turned out to be the best decision of the trip. I had heard lots about Wagamama’s from friends that live throughout the UK, but I was unsure of whether I’d like it or not, since I’m not the biggest fan of oriental food. However, the vegan dish I had was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. I’ll definitely be back for more sometime during this trip.

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After lunch, we headed back to the hotel shortly before heading out to the advertising agency, Golley Slater. It was so interesting and motivating to hear about the ad industry from industry insiders. I learned more about the structure and current state of the advertising industry in that one presentation than I have in all of my schooling at MSU. It really reassured me that I’m pursuing what I’m meant to do in life, and excited me for what’s to come.

Overall, my time in Cardiff has been absolutely lovely. The city is gorgeous, the people are lovely, and the beer is cheap. What more could you want? Despite the fact that London is next up on our itinerary, I am deeply sad to leave Cardiff so soon. In the words of the tenth Doctor, “I don’t wanna go.”

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