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Cardiff Christmas Market lacks internationalism

7 November, the Cardiff Christmas Market opened in St John Street.

The Cardiff Christmas Market on St John Street.

On Thursday 7 November the Christmas Market opened in St John Street. Many little houses have been installed all around St John Baptist Church to prepare Christmas.

 But something seems to be missing. Between sweaters, candles, frames and scarves shops, some people wonder why there isn’t a bigger representation of the international community. Beside the German grilling stall and the French “crêpe escale”, the rest of the international community residing in Cardiff stays hidden.

Alistair, Crêpe-Addict decided to sell crêpes in England after a trip to the French Pyrenees.

“The international community is not very present at the Christmas market this year”, says Allistair, 53, a crêpe-addict, who holds the French stall. “It is the first time I sell crêpes at the Cardiff Christmas Market, and to be honest I am a bit disappointed. Maybe next year will be more representative.”