Our geeky honeymoon - Wales

Things I've discovered on my trip:

1) flying into England in the evening rather than arriving at Heathrow in the wee hours makes the time adjustments much easier.

But jet lag still sucks.

Singapore airport

Singapore airport

2) paying for a nap room and a shower at Singapore airport is a much cheaper way to feel like you're traveling business class than actually traveling business class and really helps with the jet lag.

But jet lag still sucks.

watching sunrise over London... After being awake for an hour or so.

watching sunrise over London... After being awake for an hour or so.

3) My family in London are just as warm and welcoming and kind as when I lived here 5 years ago, and very understanding about jet lag.

But jet lag still sucks.

J tries some local cuisine.

J tries some local cuisine.

4) my new husband and I can laugh about how confused we are by British road rules (seriously does the M4 even HAVE a speed limit?) and navigate our way to Cardiff without a sat nav even when we're jet lagged. 

But jet lag still sucks. 

a border crossing without a passport stamp

a border crossing without a passport stamp

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6) J's ability to find great parking spots and my ability to spot interesting signage still work on the other side of the world. 

But jet lag still sucks. 

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7) When Matt Smith tells me to walk into the TARDIS and it really is bigger on the inside, I'm squeeing enormously, but only on the inside, because I'm jet lagged.

Jet lag sucks.

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8) Tom Baker is still my doctor, River Song is fascinating but Clara Oswin Oswald is creeping into my affections.

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But jet lag stopped me getting my photo with K9.

10) The lady who told me I didn't have enough time to visit Cardiff Castle 5 years ago was right, because it is amazing! From the Roman walls, to the medieval keep, to the Victorian neo-Gothic house of the marquis of Bute, there is so much to see!

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But jet lag really sucks when you're trying to absorb hundreds of years of amazing stories, or trying to climb old stairs with a swollen knee.

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11) Some places are so filled with culture you don't know where to look first - the old Norwegian church where writer Roald Dahl was christened, gorgeous old cathedrals and stunning modern opera houses, scenes from modern television programs and tributes by beloved fans.

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But when jet lag sucks so bad you're struggling to shell peanuts, having someone there to get you home safely is amazing.

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