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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.

  • 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 good bunch of other amazing British actors. We visited the very important…

  • 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 Quay, home for 1,200 people and a really stunning place to visit.…

  • 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 to the west coast of Wales and the wonderfully peculiar village of…

  • 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 and even drove to Snowdon mountain for Gishwhes once.  However, this was the…

  • 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 fan favorites Sherlock and Doctor Who to the popular Welsh detective drama…

  • 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 Helsinki to Manchester next week and driving down the Welsh coast in…

  • 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 very famous for its multiple filming locations and basically a home for…

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