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Reasons to love Cardiff

While on the train to Cardiff for a last minute visit I thought I would write a blog post about why I love the city and what else it has to here it is

I am a Welsh girl who grew up in Cardiff before moving to Southampton in 2009 for work and sailing. My family still live there, which means I go back and visit often but over the years the city has developed a lot and every time I go back there is either something new going up, or something old being taken down.

It is an amazing city and I have always said that I would move back if I was to find a job there, because not only do I love the city but family means a lot to me. I could then be close to them, especially in the last 5 years while my dad was unwell. Although in my head this seemed like a great idea, I had my now husband to consider because he would also have to find a new job as well as me.

Foot prints on a beach in Gower
The reasons I like the city so much is because there is so much to do in a small space. You can go from the city centre, up into the mountains or down to the water. No matter what you like, there is something for everyone and it is all connected by the river Taff. Also right next to the city centre there is Pontcanna fields, you can lay there in the summer and no even know you are in the middle of the city. Also just outside the city, you can find some amazing beached in Gower.

Just some of the other stuff Cardiff has to offer are:


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