Be prepared for almost anything. June is summertime, even in south Wales, but all the same the weather is notoriously unpredictable. Last June we had both blazing sunshine and atrocious downpours, in the same day. Bring an umbrella.
If you need to buy Sterling, you can do it at a Post Office or most banks.
Smoking is against the law indoors and in many public places (on station platforms, for example). Don’t drop cigarette butts on the street, because as well as being anti-social, it attracts heavy fines.
Where to eat
We’ll be providing your lunches, a conference dinner on Monday evening, and there will be a party with food on Thursday evening.
You can also buy tickets for some evening meals at recommended restaurants.
Are you from a place where they drive on the right? They don’t, here. Keep your wits about you (and your nose out of your mobile telephone) while crossing roads.
Otherwise, Cardiff is a very safe and friendly place. You’re extremely unlikely to be troubled by unwanted attention from anyone while you’re out and about, whatever part of town you’re in or at what hour.
The only place worth mentioning is St Mary St on a Friday night, which becomes increasingly boisterous as the night wears on, and not everyone enjoys that level of alcohol-fuelled excitement, especially if it’s not their own.
Need to know more?
Ask us. If the question’s of general interest, we’ll add the information here. We’ll be adding more over coming weeks anyway.