The View From Cwmdonkin Drive

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Dylan Thomas Swansea

When connecting the poet Dylan Thomas with place, he is most often associated with New York’s West Village, the location of his death, and the Welsh village of Laugharne, where his writing shed stood precariously on the cliffs that looked out onto the Taf River and up at Sir John’s Hill. Read more

37 Hours in Pembrokeshire, Wales

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The Best Things to do in Pembrokeshire Wales

In a recent post, I argued that a visitor to Wales should abandon the city for the shire. If there’s one shire in the country that a traveler must see, it’s Pembrokeshire. With dramatic precipices that hang over royal blue seas, quaint towns that reside along a coastal trail, and sports that are as extreme as the Welsh tides, Pembrokeshire is a gem in this dazzling country.

 

Many times, these you-have-three-days-in-a-place posts attempt to cram in too many activities on an itinerary. The best things to do in Pembrokeshire, Wales, however, require an investment of time. While the New York Times might only give you 36 hours in this region, we here at Somewhere Or Bust believe in longer stays. Without further ado here are just a few activities for your 37 hours in Wales’s Pembrokeshire. Read more

Learning to Kitesurf in Aruba: The Kite Experience

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Learning to Kitesurf in Aruba

When most people envision kitesurfing, they think, at the very least, of having a kite to harness the winds above their head and a board to skim the seas. Well, that’s what I thought, too. But when I when I was learning to kitesurf in Aruba, things didn’t exactly go as I had expected. Read more

Marstrand: The Best Island in West Sweden

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Marstrand Best Island in West Sweden

 

As the ferry approached Marstrand Island, the few tin green roofs broke up the terra-cotta-red skyline like white caps mottling the surface of a mostly calm sea. Crowning the island’s peak stood Carlsten fortress, built centuries earlier to ward off the Danes. (Despite its impenetrable-looking walls, the fortress had fallen to the enemy the only two times it had been attacked.) Today’s blitz was coming from the nearby residents of Gothenburg, many of whom had taken the hour-long bus ride and now five-minute trip across the busy waterway between Koon and Marstrand Islands for a preferred respite. Read more

Eating Welsh Rare Breeds

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Eating Rare Breed Meats in Wales

At food festivals, I’m always drawn to the vendors that supply cuisine that doesn’t appear on display in the grocery store or listed on a menu. At the Lampeter Food Festival in Central Wales, the tent serving rare breed meat reeled me in. The pork was presented in a familiar style: stuffed into sausage casings, though mixed with unexpected complements like apples and leeks, and jabbed with toothpicks. Read more

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