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  • Writer's pictureKristina Lang

Trips to Cardiff/Putovanja u Cardiff

Updated: Mar 7, 2022



Sara is studying in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, some 3.5 to 4 hours away from Cambridge by car. Sara's dad, sometimes with his partner, and I occasionally go to Sara's for a one-day visit. We set off in the morning, arrive in Cardiff at lunchtime and go with Sara for lunch. We usually spend the afternoon with Sara in Cardiff and surrounded places and return to Cambridge in the late evening. Sara's dad enjoys travelling long distances and one summer, in only a few weeks drove all the way from England, across Europe, Russia, passes through the Kazakh desert and countries such are Uzbekistan, Georgia and returns to England via Turkey and the rest of Europe. Taking this into account the distance from Cambridge to Cardiff and back in one day is not something that counts as a special effort. I couldn't do it alone, so I'm very grateful to him on those weekends with Sara that mean a lot to me.

Cardiff is a city on the Atlantic coast and although the city centre is not on the coast itself there is a very nice part near the sea, called Cardiff Bay that we enjoy the most. It is a part along the coast filled with restaurants and cafes. We usually go there for lunch and then walk along the sea. The weather these weeks is not great for big walks outside, but then we either drive to nearby places by the sea or walk through the shopping centre.

Yesterday at work I held a training on one instrument for a fourth-year student girl. Right at the beginning I told her I have a daughter her age and I also added that she studies Neuroscience in Cardiff. She replied with a smile, “Really? I'm from Cardiff." I am lucky I teach young students of Sara’s age and always think if I am very nice to them perhaps somebody over there will be nice to my Sara.

If Sara hadn't studied in Cardiff, I probably would never have met Wales the way I know it today. Although I would like my daughter to be closer, I am happy that she is happy, and I enjoy the weekends together in her city of studying.


Love,

Kristina

Saturday, February 19th, 2022


Putovanja u Cardiff




Sara studira u Cardiffu, glavnom gradu države Wales. Cardiff je od Cambridgea udaljen nekih 3.5 do 4 sata vožnje autom i Sarin tata, ponekad sa svojom partnericom i ja povremeno odlazimo Sari u jednodnevni posjet. Krenemo na put ujutro, dođemo u Cardiff u vrijeme ručka pa odemo sa Sarom na ručak. Obično provedemo još poslijepodne u Cardifu ili obližnjim mjestima i kasno navečer se vratimo u Cambridge. Sarin tata voli voziti duge udaljenosti i u jednom godišnjem odmoru od nekoliko tjedana autom pređe udaljenosti od Engleske, preko Evrope, kroz Rusiju, Kazahstansku pustinju, preko zemalja kao što su Uzbekistan, Gruzija i Turska i vrati se nazad u Englesku preko ostatka Evrope. Tako da udaljenost od Cambridgea do Cardiffa i nazad u jednom danu nije nešto što se broji kao poseban napor. Ja sama to nebih mogla pa sam mu jako zahvalna na tim danima vikenda koji mi beskrajno puno znače,

Cardiff je grad na obali Atlanskog oceana i iako centar grada nije na samoj obali jako je lijep dio koji se zove Cardiff Bay. To je dio uz samu obalu ispunjen restoranima i kafićima. Obično odemo tamo na ručak i poslije prošećemo uz more. Vrijeme ovih tjedana nije za velike šetnje vani, ali onda se ili odvezemo do obližnjih mjesta uz more ili prošećemo šhoping centrom. Bili smo u Cardiffu nedavno, ali idemo opet sutra. Danas kuham Sarino omiljeno jelo sarmu koje ću joj ponijeti.

Jučer sam na poslu držala trening na jednom instrumentu studentici četvrte godine studija. Odmah na početku rekla sam joj da imam kćer njezinih godina i još am dodala da studira Neuroznanost u Cardiffu. Odgovorila mi je uz osmijeh “Stvarno? Ja sam iz Cardiffa.” Trening je prošao u vrlo lijepom raspoloženju nakon sto smo prodiskutirale Cardiff Bay gdje ta studentica ima roditeljski dom. Uvijek mislim da moram biti posebno brižna prema tim mladim ljudima sa kojima radim i uvijek se nadam da je netko tamo isto tako brižan prema Sari.

Da Sara nije studirala u Cardiffu vjerovatno nikada nebih upoznala Wales ovako kao što znam danas. Iako bih voljela da je moja kćer bliže sretna sam da je ona sretna i uživam u zajedničkim danima vikenda u njezinom gradu studiranja.


S ljubavlju,

Kristina


Subota, 19. veljače 2022.

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