Wales

You know how you can have a love–hate relationship with something? Well, with Wales we mostly have a love–love relationship. Tiia first visited the country in 2008 during a little train trip in the UK, just because she wanted to know what it’s like in the home country to one of her all time favourite bands. (Stereophonics, in case you need to know. Check them out, they’re incredible!)

“Let’s go see what Wales is about!” she said to her friend, and off they went. Their night in Cardiff started with beers and tequila shots, and ended in half a dozen new friends and a missed train ride west and on to the pre-booked Wexford boat.

During the following 5 years, Tiia kept going back and took Satu along as well. The same thing happened with her: she fell in love with the country, the people, the sceneries, the culture.

In 2013, we both sold everything we owned in Finland, packed a couple of suitcases each and moved to Cardiff. Within just a few months from that, we met Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith in person, visited some of the most incredible filming locations we’ve ever seen and started blogging about it all under the name Fangirl Quest.

So yeah. We’ve got plenty of reasons to love Wales. It’s our second home.

January 24, 2019
Jenna Coleman and Matt Smith in "Day of the Doctor", the 50th Doctor Who special episode filmed at National Museum Cardiff.

A Quick Look Back: Cardiff — Where It All Started

Today we’re thinking about CARDIFF, WALES! It’s one of our favorite TV cities in the world and the place where our whole crazy Fangirl Quest journey began back in 2013. We were both unemployed and/or working […]
December 1, 2017

Jurys Inn Cardiff: A Luxury Hotel & Some Great Things To Do!

During our recent trip overseas we also did a quick stop in the beautiful islands of the United Kingdom… and this time, made it back to our lovely (other) home city, Cardiff! We stayed with Jurys inn […]
May 12, 2017
Barafundle Bay beach, Wales, filming location for Third Star.

Barafundle Bay: A Stunning, Hidden Beach In Wales

You know how sometimes a film really, really touches your heart and you can’t stop thinking about it for several days? This is what happened with Third Star, a film starring our beloved Benedict Cumberbatch and a […]
May 10, 2017
King Arthur filming location in Llyn Ogwen, Wales.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Is Out… And We’re Excited!

A couple of months ago we travelled back to Wales in search of some epic filming locations, coastal villages, mountains and local legends. As some of you might remember, we managed to spot a few locations […]
April 24, 2017

Devil’s Bridge: A Filming Location With A Devilish Story To Tell

During our amazing, epic, mind-blowingly fun roadtrip down the coast of Wales we stopped at this old bridge to sceneframe a show called Hinterland and to learn a little about the Devil’s ways… Devil’s Bridge is […]
April 13, 2017
Twr y Felin luxury hotel in St Davids

Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids: An Epic Hotel Room With A Private Tower

The name is hard to pronounce, but if you’re on your way to see the beautiful coasts and villages of West Wales and are looking for a bit of luxury, you might want to give it a […]
March 31, 2017
New Quay, a stunning village on the coast of Wales

New Quay: A Quick Stop In A Beautiful Smugglers’ Hideout

During our roadtrip through some of the most stunning sceneries in Wales we did a few quick stops in small towns either for sceneframing photos or for food and shelter. One of the places we checked out was New […]
March 28, 2017
Western Wales: Portmeirion lighthouse

Portmeirion: An Italian Fishing Village In Western Wales

This year Wales is celebrating the Year of Legends and to join the celebration, we ventured on a week-long roadtrip throughout the country.  From the narrow and twisting mountain roads of Snowdonia, our journey continued on […]
March 22, 2017
Northern Wales: Foggy Snowdonia

Castles, Sand Dunes And Epic Weather In Northern Wales

Wales is where Fangirl Quest got started and the country will always hold a special place in our hearts. During the time we both lived in Cardiff, we did several small day trips to locations nearby […]