10 Very Real Struggles Every Non-Welsh Student Studying In Wales Has Faced
When you say “now in a minute”, do you mean now or in a minute?
1. Having to pay the pesky toll of £6.70 every time you cross the Severn Bridge to come back to uni.
Not to mention the frantic searching for your mum’s purse as you approach the barrier.
2. Your Welsh flatmates referring to your taxi driver as ‘drive’ and chatting away to them all the way to the club.
Meanwhile you’re just sat there like:
3. ‘Yur’ could mean ear, hear, here or year. Make your best guess.
The Welsh accent is confusing at the best of times, so you have to do a lot of polite nodding and ‘mmm’-ing when you have no clue what someone is actually saying to you.
4. People doing things “now in a minute”.
why do welsh people say "now in a minute" DO U MEAN NOW OR IN A MINUTE?????
— katie (@stylesxdylan) October 24, 2016
5. Equally as confusing: when something is described as being “by there”.
6. Having to accept that things like this can and will happen:
7. You cannot pronounce the name of ANYWHERE you want to go on a bus, train or in a taxi.
Even your sat-nav struggles with street names. To make it worse you know the bus driver is secretly willing you to get it completely wrong just for their own entertainment.
8. The infamous Welsh weather.
Rain, rain and more rain. It’s definitely worth putting a pair of wellies and a waterproof coat on your Christmas list.
9. Rugby days.
Rugby is BIG in Wales, making every pub horrendously busy on a match day. They can be lots of fun, but it’s probably a good idea not to mention the fact you’re English (especially if Wales are losing.) And whatever you do, don’t wear your England rugby shirt.
10. And, of course, the biggest struggle of all: never wanting to leave.
Abundance of sheep and ridiculous lack of vowels aside, you’ve come to love Wales more than you ever thought you would.