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17 Things Wales Has That The Rest Of The World Needs

Welsh cakes are an obvious one.

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1. A weatherman you can actually trust.

If Derek says it's going to snow, you get your brolly out, because it's going to fucking snow.
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If Derek says it's going to snow, you get your brolly out, because it's going to fucking snow.

2. The best cakes of all: Welsh cakes.

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Look at them and feel the envious hunger.

3. A fuck awesome flag.

It has a goddamn dragon on it. Is this Game of Thrones? No it's real-fucking-life, and Wales is bossing it.
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It has a goddamn dragon on it. Is this Game of Thrones? No it's real-fucking-life, and Wales is bossing it.

4. Trains with names.

And not just any names, but the names of Welsh heroes. In Wales, everyone now has the opportunity to ride Tom Jones.
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And not just any names, but the names of Welsh heroes. In Wales, everyone now has the opportunity to ride Tom Jones.

5. A sense of humour.

Unlike a lot of other countries *cough* England *cough*, Wales doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Unlike a lot of other countries *cough* England *cough*, Wales doesn't take itself too seriously.

6. Manners.

You get on or off a bus, you thank the driver. Simple. Having handed over all your small change to Arriva is no excuse not to – after all, manners cost nothing.
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You get on or off a bus, you thank the driver. Simple. Having handed over all your small change to Arriva is no excuse not to – after all, manners cost nothing.

7. World-class beaches.

"Wales? But that's just a nation of fields and mountains. Do they even have sand there?" The answer to that question is yes. And it's not just any sand: Wales is home to 41 Blue Flag beaches – highest standard given out by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
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"Wales? But that's just a nation of fields and mountains. Do they even have sand there?" The answer to that question is yes. And it's not just any sand: Wales is home to 41 Blue Flag beaches – highest standard given out by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

8. St. David's Day.

Instagram: @ellisjmeade

Cawl, daffodils, and dressing up in old timey outfits just for the hell of it.

9. A thriving second language.

Any language that's blessed with a translated version of Spongebob is doing pretty well for itself.
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Any language that's blessed with a translated version of Spongebob is doing pretty well for itself.

10. Choirs that sing with pride.

Welsh choirs are the best in the world = FACT.
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Welsh choirs are the best in the world = FACT.

11. A population of resourceful people.

With the WiFi as unreliable as it is, and the signal being piss-poor at best, resourcefulness really is the ultimate resource.
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With the WiFi as unreliable as it is, and the signal being piss-poor at best, resourcefulness really is the ultimate resource.

12. History right on your doorstep.

Home to more castles than any other country in Europe, there's a damn good reason Wales is sometimes known as the "castle capital of the world".
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Home to more castles than any other country in Europe, there's a damn good reason Wales is sometimes known as the "castle capital of the world".

13. The best sports fans on the planet.

Which other nation's sports fans wear daffodils on their heads and sing their country's national anthem with such pride?
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Which other nation's sports fans wear daffodils on their heads and sing their country's national anthem with such pride?

14. And sports stars who look like this:

The picture does all the talking.
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The picture does all the talking.

15. Free prescriptions.

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Just one of the many perks of having a devolved assembly.

16. Houses people can actually afford.

£650 in Wales can almost rent you a mansion, wheres in somewhere like that London, you'd be lucky to afford a cardboard box under a bridge.
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£650 in Wales can almost rent you a mansion, wheres in somewhere like that London, you'd be lucky to afford a cardboard box under a bridge.

17. And of course, some of the best views in the world.

Is there any other country where the grass is greener and the air is as fresh? No. There's only one Wales.
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Is there any other country where the grass is greener and the air is as fresh? No. There's only one Wales.