Cardiff is a pulsing, colourful city and the Facebook page Humans of Cardiff perfectly documents that. The page quite simply has a photographer take a photo of a person walking around Cardiff and accompanies it with a sentence or two about their lives. The results can be moving, sweet and often hilarious. Humans of Cardiff showcases the wonderful characters that make up the city – from the eccentrics you cannot miss, to people you may just stroll on past – the page gives a glimpse into their lives and their personal story.
Coming across the page got us thinking here about our other favourite blogs and websites that come from this great city…
I Loves the ‘Diff is the original and much-loved Cardiff website. Seriously, they’ve been going strong a long time. We love I Loves the ‘Diff and their uniquely Cardiff merchandise and their excellent blog. They post vibrant photography from around the city, pieces of local history and just capture and celebrate what makes Cardiff, well…so wonderfully ‘Cardiff’.
Cardiff is something of a food heaven, new restaurants pop-up (ha…) all the time, so we follow The Plate Licked Clean and Gourmet Gorro to keep up. Both blogs are packed with reviews of new Cardiff food spots and also pictures that make us drool onto our laptops.
You can totally hear music in the air walking through Cardiff City centre…which is because of the large amount of buskers, who we thank for soundtracking the city ♡ Cardiff has a bustling music scene and especially working with music acts, it is important for us to keep track of it. So we check the Cardiff-based Stereoboard, New Sound Wales and Buzz.
Plastik Magazine is a great Cardiff culture blog, which seeks to soak up all that is creative in the city and let you know about it. It’s one of the best stops around for a Cardiff arts fix. As they put it themselves, “The city is upcoming and producing a vast amount of incredible creative talent. Plastik Magazine exists to document the flux of the city.”
Wholly Foods is a terrific healthy-eating blog, which Holly of Wholly Foods says, “was born out of a desire to share all the amazingly healthy food I have started preparing on a daily basis” after she was diagnosed with an auto immune disease in 2013 and decided to make major lifestyle changes. The page is bursting full of gorgeous recipes and Holly has even started up her own Vegan supper club. It is so hard to eat healthily nowadays and we salute anyone who can make it looks so easy and delicious.
Creative Hacks is another great blog pick for creativity in this city, as it “celebrates fun, imagination and adventure in modern life.” Run by Cardiff graduates Amy and Matt, the pair put up an excellent variation of posts, ranging from recipes for some pretty incredible looking meals, to collections of Cardiff street art and then this beautiful latest post: “Five ingenious uses for empty toilet paper rolls”.