I always really enjoy driving in Wales as you know you're in a foreign country when you see the first ARAF on the road.
On the doors of the toilets in the games-room of our hotel in Cwmbran there was a confusing situation!
It didn't help that neither of us could remember which symbol (depicted on the dragon tails) was the right one for male/female!? I suppose blue is quite obviously the men's lavvy.
Rather unhelpfully when I contacted my personal Welsh to English translation service by text I received a reply of "Men and Women". It took a second text to clarify the correct way round! Thank goodness neither of us had to go at the time.
After Araf (for 'Slow') and Allan (pronounced "Achlan", the Welsh word for 'Out' as in an exit) I like seeing signs for Canol y dref.
|A brown sign pointing to Crickhowell's Canol y dref|
We enjoyed our visits to Abergavenny (Y Fenni) and Crickhowell (Crug Hywel) and while in Builth Wells (Llanfair ym Muallt) we took a snap of Emily's new favourite Welsh words.
|A Welsh Bus Stop in Builth Wells|
Back in 2009 we went on a brilliant roadtrip around the Welsh coast and visited some great places - including Tenby, which in Welsh has a great name - Dinbych-y-pysgod - which means little town of the fishes / little fortress of the fish.
Check out our blog post about English to Welsh translations for Mini and Crazy Golf that we spotted on the trip.
This time we were in Wales for the World Alternative Games (Gemau Byd Arallddewisol) in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd). At the Games we ran the Finger Jousting (Ymwan Bys) Championships, played Portaputt (Portaputt) and competed in the World of Grip (Byd Gafael).
We're looking forward to many more roadtrips around the UK.
Related blog posts:
- Minigolf etc. - English to Welsh translations
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour list of courses visited and played