I read somewhere that Merlin was said to be born in Wales. After staying here a week I imagine he must have. In my imagination he was still in his youth when he cast a spell, so powerful and wicked, that it is still working its magic today. In my mind he was trying for a simple rain spell, but instead got downpour after downpour for centuries of Welsh residents.


While here I had to visit some pretty amazing places both real (the castle) and fictional (Torchwood). I think that’s one of the best parts of travel, when myth and reality meet, stirring up all kinds of whimsy. Cardiff is a place where fantastical shows took place feet away from very real Roman walls.