Home is where you get your meals cooked for you
I love nothing more than the feeling of travelling somewere new, be it thousands of miles away or five miles up the road. But there's one thing that I can't stand about people that travel, tourists. They get in the way.
Growing up near the quite tourist-y town of Llandeilo in West Wales we get exposed to them in the summer, meandering along the roads and walking slowly down the pavement - just generally getting in the way of us locals who have things to do today thank you very much. On the other hand, I'm so proud that they're visiting our part of the world and I'm always more than happy to help with directions or suggest things for them to do and see.
Whenever I've gone away, I tried to strike a balance between these two things that make me so angry but so proud at the same time. I try to see the things that need to be seen, and do the activites that need to be done but I rarely look in the guide books so there's no ambling along in the wrong direction while angry locals queue behind me. I prefer listening to the locals opinions of what is good and what isn't. I also love seeing how the locals live, learning about their cultures and traditions and usually seeing the places that tourists wouldn't get to see. I've met some amazing people this way and seen some wonderful sights.
Recently I've been toying with the idea of visiting the localities of some fellow bloggers to help feed my hunger for travel. I'm thinking of visiting some places next year sometime and I was wondering if you could suggest things to do near you? I realise that this could be a giant task so I'm only going to limit myself to the places that finances allow for. I'm hoping to meet a few bloggers too, but I will understand if it seems too weird meeting a random bloke off the internet.
I've already had a few takers, which is awesome. Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org, it could be quite an advnture!
Over the last year I've put together a few pictures of the place that I grew up, a small village in West Wales. If anybody is ever visiting the area, I'll be more than happy to find you things to do and show you around.
Welsh traffic Jam
I'm meeting with some bloggers already this Saturday hopefully. I'm going to Cardiff where I hope to run into Owzy and Po (who I know anyway) but there's also a chance that I'll see Aarti and Gav. Should be cool.