Good morning Vagabuddies. Well our
adventure through Wales is taking us,
finally, into the south into Brecon Beacons National Park.
We’re staying at the Coach House, which is a lovely bed
and breakfast here in Brecon, which has
supposedly one of the best breakfast in all of Wales.
It’s 7:45 in the morning.
We have an amazing day lined up. We’re going go be
doing some mountain biking and exploring
the Brecon Beacons National Park,
potentially some whisky tasting, but
before we get too far down the road,
we’re going to start things off how we
always start things off….with coffee.
好的 哇嘎观众老爷们 我们刚刚到了
All right Vagabuddies, we’ve just arrived
at Talybont Reservoir, which is cascading
over here behind us, and we’re meeting up with Luke.
He is a mountain- biker adventure guide.
We’re here in Talybont Reservoir a
little bit above the base of the Usk
Valley. We’re going to go and check out
the local area on the mountain bikes.
Brecon Beacons National Park is made up
诸多山地地形 茂密的森林 湖
of diverse mountain areas, forests, lakes
rivers, which means there’s a huge
variety of different scenery; there’s a
huge variety of different activities on
offer, and there really is something for everyone.
These roads were actually old
tram ways, like back in the day, there
were mines for limestone up in the
hills ,and these trams would transfer the
limestone all the way down from here to
a canal that would then float the goods out to Cardiff or to the industrial mills of Europe.
A lot of people complain about the
weather in this country
but I personally really enjoy it from a photography perspective
honestly there are a lot of clouds
but when the sun breaks through these clouds
you get some really beautiful light playing with darkness.
Right as we got down to the river,
it just started pissing down, honestly.
We’re completely drenched
probably as wet as if we had gone swimming back there
but definitely more dirty and happier
That was super fun.
We’re going to wait for the rain to pass,
幸运的是 在英国 还有很多雨天
and luckily here in the U.K., there are plenty of rainy day options.
We are showered; we are warm, but the
but the best way to warm up is of course…Whisky
Whisky. Whisky is usually associated with Scotland or Ireland
but Wales makes Whisky too.
We’re in the town of Penderyn and we’re at the Penderyn Distillery
and we’re going to find out a little bit more about Welsh whisky.
You ready? I am.
I’m going to do one for the team.
I’m going to be the designated driver,
so I’ll be sniffing but not sampleing
In the interest of science, I will be the
guinea pig. I will be the brave one to
test the whisky. It’s only fair because
when we were in Bushmills in Northern
Ireland, Mark did the same, and I got to
sample 15 different whiskys……..
“Enchante, mon frere..”
I’m David, and we’re at Penderyn Distillery in New South Wales,
and we’re going to taste some whisky.
16 years ago now, a couple local people
got together, and they bought this still
and started producing some whisky here.
What we’re doing is we’re getting
malted barley. We’re essentially making
a kind of beer from it at first
we’re adding hot water to break down the starch and sugar.
We’re fermenting the sugar with yeast to get some alcohol
and with a purifying alcohol to get a spirit
It’s about 90% alcohol, and we’re
putting that into barrels for a couple
of years, and we’re finishing it for the
last six months in different types to
give it the different flavors.
That’s really nice.
This is a special edition we’ve done called
The Independence, Penderyn Independence
This one was for the American Independence
because 16 of the signers were of Welsh descent.
It’s interesting how the Welsh have
immigrated less than the Irish and Scottish
The largest population of immigrants outside Wales is in the U.S
also New Zealand and Australia, and even Patagonia,
but sometimes you forget their influence on our own society.
But this whisky is a good way of remembering them.
Smells like freedom.
再见 我们很快会再见的 希望如此
See you guys again, and we’ll see you soon, hopefully.
Thank you very much. Peace, guys.
Pretty excited there, Brother?
We have arrived at one of the more Marko places in the world
Hay on Wye
This is an old market town, which has become a mecca for book lovers……
bibliophiles in general. There’s a ton of
different used book shops here.
It was formed by a media stunt in the
’70s when a local guy declared an
Independent Kingdom and named his horse
the prime minister and him the king.
We’re going to go check out this quirky
little corner of Wales,
and see what we can find.
显然 比尔 克林顿把这个地方
Apparently Bill Clinton has called
this place Woodstock for the Mind.
There’re festivals around books
there’re also all sorts of book shops,
but the whole thing started with this guy named Richard Booth.
We’re going to go to the store that he founded right around the corner.
My name is Patricia Thornton, and
we’re in Richard Booth’s bookshop
secondhand bookshop in Hay on Wye.
What was his fascination with books?
I just think you always love books.
He was up at Oxford reading history.
I think he spent an awful lot of time in
secondhand book shops while he was there,
and at the time when he started, there
were awful lot of big old houses in
Wales. They were so expensive to keep
going, and a lot of them sold their
libraries, and he bought most of them.
He was his own best publicist, you know.
He came up with this idea of making Hay
an independent kingdom… wasn’t serious,
but it was fantastic really because
it really did put Hay on the map.
There’s something about a used bookshop
that is an intangible loveliness. I think
that it increases your chances of finding a
random book rather than an algorithm
suggesting books it thinks you’re going to like
It shows you stuff that you
probably would never have picked on your own
Oh my god, there’s a book here
According to Mark.
So According to Mark, this is not
staged at all – because we’re in the
gospel section here. But According to Mark,
Marko, used book shops should exist.
This is great one, and it’s perfect rainy day activity.
Places like this are super cool because
因为在当代 我们被媒体轰炸 注意力分散
in the modern age we’re just so bombardedby media and distraction
whether it’s Instagram posts in social media.
It’s really nice to come to a place where
you’re just surrounded by books.
太感谢了 慢走 拜
Thanks so much. Take it easy. Bye
We got kicked out.
We stayed till closing time. Let’s be real.
We only got three books. We would have
gotten 30, but we spent so much time
filming and looking around that by the
time we were done, it was closing time.
We only bought three books. Cycling and
book perusing has kind of got me feeling
pretty hungry. Should we go eat?
Oh my god, you guys.
we just got to LLangoed Hall, which is a five-star hotel and restaurant,
which looks like it’s in this giant old manor.
We are about to have the best meal of the trip.
Getting some Shining vibes in here.
We have been seated and greeted and given a nice Speyside Scotch,
which is made by the hotel itself. This is the hotel and a restaurant
but it was originally a castle
In 560 there was a settlement here
where it hosted one of the first Welsh Parliaments.
It was later turned into a country manor, restored
and then became a hotel more recently.
My name’s Nick Brody.
We’re at Llangoed Hall.
We’ve got an extensive sort of kitchen garden.
It started off with a sort of bad patch of Victorian garden, and
and everything’s being replanted with a smoking house
我们有很多鸡 鸭子 所以我们总是在菜单上
and we’ve got a lot of chickens, ducks, so we’re always using
those eggs somewhere along the line in the menus.
For an “Amuse Bouch.”
We’ve just had a beautiful lobster, squid,
prawn bisque, and now we have hen egg for the starter.
Scallops with caviar
We’ve gone from white wine to a pinot noir, a burgundy.
Well, that was amazing. It was refined.
It was elegant.
it was superlative in all forms.
Honestly, I don’t know what was better…
不论是环境 美食艺术 酒
the surroundings, the artwork, the wine list or the food,
but combined it was an unforgettable experience.
And to put it on top of an epic day here in Brecon Beacons
I’m pretty much speechless.
Anyways guys, let us know what your favorite part of this video was.
如果你喜欢书店 请告诉我们在你家乡 你喜欢用的书店是哪个
If you like the bookshop, tell us what your favorite used bookstore is in your hometown
Let us know in the comment box below, and we’ll see you guys soon.
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请保持好奇 继续探索 我们会与你在路上相遇
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