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.

March 13, 2017
King Arthur location in Wales: super easy to find!

Hiking In The King Arthur Mountains In Snowdonia, Wales

Since Wales is celebrating the Year of the Legends, we headed out to check out some of the epic filming locations in the country. During our rainy, windy spring roadtrip we visited locations from the BBC […]
February 17, 2017
Misty mountains in Wales: Bala, Snowdonia

The Year Of Legends Takes Us Back To Wales!

HAPPY HAPPY NEWS! We’re going back to Wales!! We’ve been planning this for a little while, but didn’t want to say anything until all of it was 100%. And now it is! We’ll be flying out of […]
December 25, 2016
Martin Freeman filming Sherlock on Bute Street near Cardiff Bay

Our Handy Cardiff Locations Guide & Merry Christmas!

There are many, many reasons to visit Cardiff, the capital of Wales, if you’re ever heading to the United Kingdom for a holiday. Not only is a lovely little city right by the sea, it’s also […]
December 25, 2016
Doctor Who filming location in Wales: Fforest Fawr, Three Bears Cave

Day 25: Doctor Who Christmas Special Day!

In Finland, the advent calendars come to an end when we hit day 24. But… since it’s Doctor Who Christmas Special day today, we decided to add a bonus sceneframe! We took this one a while […]
December 3, 2016
Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons) at the Margam Park in Wales

Day 3: Da Vinci’s Demons, Margam Country Park

Quite soon after our first ever filming location roadtrip we both moved to Wales for a while. From our little home in Cardiff it was quite easy to visit a lot of filming locations in the […]
December 1, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch on a Third Star filming location

Day 1: Third Star, Barafundle Bay

It all started in June 2013. We set out on a roadtrip across the UK, all the way up to Northern Wales and Scotland. We had planned a route full of filming locations and even some […]
June 5, 2016
The event center called Millennium Centre Cardiff and tourists visiting Wales

Geeky Travel Destination: Cardiff, Wales

If you’re into the BBC fan favourites like Sherlock, Doctor Who and Torchwood, you might want to consider a trip to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Not only is it currently the home for the incredible […]
February 26, 2015
Luxury yurts, Bridgend, Wales

Glamping, Sand Dunes and Chocolate Molding in Bridgend

Magnificent sand dunes, beautiful hills and forests, lovely pub dinners, hand-crafted chocolate and luxury camping, not to mention hiking trails and golf. These are some of the things Bridgend, Wales has to offer. We spent a […]
February 25, 2015
Sherlock filming location: St Barts Hospital, London

Sherlock Filming Locations In England And Wales

We’ve visited tons of Sherlock filming locations during our adventures around the UK. We’ve been to fake Baker Street (aka North Gower St in London), fake London (aka Cardiff, Wales) and we’ve stood and stared at […]