6 Things You’ll Never Find Outside Wales

Wales is a glorious country – the land of Gareth Bale, Dylan Thomas, Richard Burton and Aneurin Bevan. And there are plenty of things to enjoy when you’re here, many of which you just couldn’t anywhere else.

Here are five of the best:

Welsh cakes, done right

Welsh cakes © ZingyYellow

Even if you cook them, or eat them, outside of Wales, they won’t taste the same. That’s a fact.

A good cwtch

Cwtch © Phunkstarr

Once you’re not in Wales, a lovely Welsh cwtch becomes a boring cuddle. And we all know that a cwtch trumps a cuddle, every time.

Not sure what a cwtch actually is? Check out our beginner’s guide to the Welsh language.

A healthy disrespect for vowels

Welsh Vowels

Why use one vowel when you can supplement it with six similar consonants, eh?

Really long place names

Long welsh name © Espinar

Or not this long anyway. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is officially the longest place name in Europe and, according to Wikipedia, the second longest place name in the world.

Score-knowing rugby players

We’re certainly #TeamMike in this instance.

An Araf, approaching your car slowly

Araf © Phillip Perry

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