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I may upset a few people here but here goes....

As a regular visitor to Wales (my dad was from Welsh speaking Ceredigion) I thought I would stop at Rhossili Bay on the way home. Big mistake, the bay was OK, nice sunset etc, but then to get back to the M4 I had the misfortune of going through Swansea. Probably the most frustrating joyless experience I have had in a car for years. Because of

a complete lack of direction signage at intersections
nothing obvious on how to get to the M4 eastbound
loads of speed cameras
loads of speed humps
loads no entry signs
in facts loads of signs saying what not to do but nothing on how to get out of the damn place
some junctions were baffling, especially in the dark
painted directions on the tarmac were worn out of that bloody long because of being in two languages they made no sense
the only good thing was it was not raining and I was in my Alfa.

Having been driving for 35 years plus and in Birmingham, London etc I do not consider my self to have a bad sense of direction but this place was the worst in memory.

Is it ploy to prevent people from escaping or to prevent people coming back? Having done the former I will not be doing the latter.

Swansea 'the graveyard of ambition? The graveyard of my sanity more like.
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and the council took over 10 mins to answer the phone so I could give them some feedback on my experience and when asked where road signage was down to the council or the Highways agency or the council the repsonse was 'a bit of both really'. Totally useless specimen.
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normally I would find the positives and comment or ask what was wrong with your google maps but as I have been to that side of the world fair rantage be declared.
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Maybe their EU funding ran out before they got enough signage up?
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