Even though South African rugby is a total mess at the moment, we decided to go and support the Springboks anyway. At 08:00 this morning we met up with Ruan and Michelle at King’s Cross Station in London, got a car and drove to Wales. Don’t be fooled, when I say we drove from England to Wales it may seem like a long drive, but the trip between London and Cardiff is only about 4 hours and pretty much highway all the way.

So let’s chat about Wales for a second. Wales has a population of just over 3 million people. Put that into perspective – the entire Welsh population makes up one-third of the city of London. Wales is also believed to have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world, so our first stop in the city – Cardiff Castle!

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within the beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital (almost across the road from the Millennium Stadium), Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal over 2,000 years of history. The castle is absolutely beautiful!

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But at 18:30 we had to stop exploring the city and we were off to the Home of Welsh Rugby – the Millennium Stadium. This all-seater stadium has a capacity of 75,500 and features a retractable roof, only the second stadium of its type in Europe, and the largest football stadium in the world with this feature, by capacity. With a closed roof on a cold winter’s night, the Welsh certainly warmed us up with their signing and music. Even though the game would go down in history as one of South Africa’s worst rugby moments on a European tour, the experience was still amazing and we’re glad we did it anyway.

Tomorrow morning we’ll  be heading back to London!

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