Catch the Welsh Showdown on Video

Posted on September 7, 2010 by

From nerve-wrecking cliff jumps to learning bushcrafting in the woods, the Welsh Showdown (organized by Visit Britain) has challenged us beyond our limits and put our wits and courage to the test. The wacky road trip has also shown us the stunning cliffs and pastel-green pastures of Welsh back country – as we cruised from its capital Cardiff through the woods of Gower to the dramatic coastline of Pembrokeshire and mountainous slopes of the Snowdownia National Park.

Over the last five days, we took part in five different challenges conducted in various corners of Wales, and reported back with our experience. Fellow travel bloggers hail from six countries around Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore (that’s me). Our group of bloggers quickly warmed up, overcoming many of the challenges through team effort and mutual support.

In Cardiff, our first task was to learn the Welsh language – which definitely resulted in lots of jokes and giggles. Then we journeyed onto Gower to learn some commando-style bushcrafting and survival skills in the woods, where my team proudly emerged the overall winner. Our third challenge was undoubtedly the highlight for me: coasteering and cliff jumping in gorgeous Pembrokeshire. The experience was thrilling than nerve-wrecking and more adrenaline-pumping than scary. To end our trip, we got our hands dirty making paper out of sheep poo and then heading out into the fields to hang out with the sheeps themselves. 

We’ve now reached the grand finale of the Welsh Showdown, presenting my video footage of our five-day journey, with snippets of each day’s challenge. You’ll see an introduction of all my fellow travel bloggers besides myself (I’m camera-shy!) as well as our adventures in each corner of Wales.


The Prize

One commenter, selected from all the commenters of the winning video of the last challenge, will stand a chance to win a Flip MinoHD video camera!

So if you’re hoping to win a video camera for yourself, leave some creative comments below to win the challenge!

Disclaimer: My trip was sponsored by VisitBritain but all opinions are my own.


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About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

2 Responses to “Catch the Welsh Showdown on Video”

  1. JanPattersonRN September 12, 2010 3:23 pm #

    I love your blog! It's really well laid out and easy to navigate. You had a blast in Wales, didn't you? I'm so glad you wrote about it, and shared it and your video with us all. Thanks!

    • Nellie September 21, 2010 10:56 pm #

      Such kind words Jan! Many thanks, appreciate that you like what I\’m doing here. Cheers!

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