The last day of our tour would contain a lot of driving, but I had never been to Wales before and I really wanted to visit Cardiff, so the boys agreed that we would spend the morning there. Cardiff is actually not exactly a beautiful city, and the preparations for the NATO summit a few days later did not add to the atmosphere: Fences and policemen everywhere. We navigated towards downtown and found the most beautiful Vinyl records store you could hope for. The owner (the Gentleman on the left) told us the story how he once played football against Hamburger SV in the sixties and became a friend to Uwe Seeler, one of Germany's biggest football heroes of all times. Not sure though how many times he tells this story every day. Anyway he told us the way to Cardiff Bay (via Water Taxi) where the Doctor Who Experience turned out to be situated. The guys did not know the Doctor (yes, this happens quite often in Germany!), so I only visited the shop and bought Sonja a T-Shirt with a Weeping Angel on it.
I knew there had to be a TARDIS somewhere!
A Lego Dalek
Now this is art I can relate to!
Gentlemen in Pierhead Building
The Wales Millennium Centre
We loved this mirror!
The last stop of our journey was Oxford where we arrived quite late in the day, but were lucky enough that it was not raining, so we strolled through this wonderful city for a while. I cursed myself more than once for not spending a study year here in my youth, but then again these people would expect results (joke courtesy from Ghost Busters)! Anyway this was another place full of history, knowledge and diversity, and we loved every minute of it! Unfortunately our vacation turned to an end here, as we would have to fly back the next day, so after one last dinner we headed for our airport hotel.