More often than not, a captivating stranger like her catches you off guard.

We had a friend in our circle who kept diaries every time that he traveled away on vacation.

There is nothing unusual about that.

The reasoning as to why he did it was a little unusual though.

Some people keep vacation diaries so they can recall memorable events from distant lands in great detail.

Our fiend took it a little further.

Whenever he saw a beautiful stranger walking down the street past him as he sat inside a side walk café or as he was strolling down a mall, taking a picture of her would not always be appropriate because sometimes she was with her boyfriend.

So he would write about her instead.

In great detail.

How she looked, what she wore, how she walked and most important how she made him feel.

He also would take a moment to feel the depth and width of his surroundings and the essence of the region of the world or country that she was from.

Sometimes gorgeous strangers just inspire you to do that.

Jessica Sula is such a girl.

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The part of the world that she is from can be very inspiring.

Jessica Sula is a Welsh actress known for playing the character Grace Blood in the third generation of the British television series Skins and for her role in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed thriller Split (2016).

She has completed A-levels at Gorseinon College in Spanish, French, and Drama before joining Skins in 2011.

In terms of how far Jessica was willing to go to bring her role to life as an emotionally struggling teenage party girl in Recovery Road, the entertainment insider eonline.com expressed, “For most actors, delving into the world of addiction and recovery comes with the great responsibility of telling the story in an accurate and respectful way and the desire to immerse one’s self in a real-world recovery environment for research.”

Recovery Road is an American teen drama television series based on the 2011 young adult novel of the same name by Blake Nelson. The show was picked up to series by ABC Family on December 16, 2014 and began production in April 2015.

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As the story goes, Maddie, an adolescent drug user, has a reputation as a party girl, although she doesn’t think she has a problem. When her school guidance counselor confronts her about her drug use, it forces Maddie to choose between being expelled or entering rehab.

Jessica’s portrayal was riveting.

We can see that she is blossoming into a brilliant actress.

By taking one look at her, we wanted to know more about her and where she is from.

Details please.

Why?

It is because of how she makes us feel.

Jessica is from Wales.

Many of us were introduced to Wales through film.

How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford.

“I come from – I came from Wales, and it’s a strong, butch society. We were in the war and all that. People didn’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves. You had to get on with it. So my credo is get on with it. I don’t waste time being soft. I’m not cold, but I don’t like being, wasting my time with – life’s too short.”… Anthony Hopkins

The film boasted an incredible cast.

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The movie features Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards, famously beating out Citizen Kane for Best Picture along with winning Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actor.

Incredibly impressive.

The movie tells of the Morgans, a hard-working Welsh mining family living in the heart of the South Wales Valleys during the 19th century. The story chronicles life in the South Wales coalfields, the loss of that way of life and its effects on the family.

In 1990, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The Academy Film Archive preserved How Green Was My Valley during 1998.

The movie reviewer at nytimes.com nytimes.com shares, “The majesty of plain people and the beauty which shines in the souls of simple, honest folk are seldom made the topics of extensive discourse upon the screen. Persons who have read the haunting novel by Richard Llewellyn from which the story is derived will comprehend at its mention the deeply affecting quality of this film.”

Wales is a memorable place filled with wonder.

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Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456.

Wales has over 1,680 miles of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon.

There are a large number of dishes that can be considered Welsh due to their ingredients and or history, such as cawl, Welsh rarebit, laverbread, Welsh cakes, bara brith and the Glamorgan sausage have all been regarded as symbols of Welsh food.

While some culinary practices and dishes have been imported from its British neighbors, uniquely Welsh cuisine grew principally from the lives of Welsh working people, largely as a result of their isolation from outside culinary influences and the need to produce food based on the limited ingredients they could produce or afford.

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Sheep farming is practiced extensively in Wales, with lamb and mutton being the meats most traditionally associated with the country. Beef and dairy cattle are also raised widely, and there is a strong fishing culture. Fisheries and commercial fishing are common and seafood features widely in Welsh cuisine.

Since the 1970s, the number of restaurants and gastropubs in Wales has increased significantly and there are currently five Michelin starred restaurants located in the country.

The regional news and information source with a global reach, theguardian.com expressed, “North Wales has been named among the top places in the world to visit in 2017 according to Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel list.

Placed fourth on the list of regions to visit, north Wales is the only UK destination to be featured in the rankings, which are compiled by a panel of the travel publisher’s writers and experts.”

Good to know. Let’s pursue this angle further.

Lonely Planet, the leader in global travel had this to say about Wales. “The phrase ‘good things come in small packages’ may be a cliché, but in the case of Wales it’s undeniably true.

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Castles are an inescapable part of the Welsh landscape. They’re absolutely everywhere. You could visit a different one every day for a year and still not see them all.

Sure, the climate’s not exactly tropical, but regardless of the weather’s vagaries, Wales is a superb beach-holiday destination. The beauty of the British coast is cruelly underrated, and Wales has some of the very best bits.”

“Wales is blessed with some truly magnificent castles, full of history and a must see for visitors.”… Luke Evans

Sigh for the scenery but it is girls like Jessica that have the greatest impact. Lonely Planet echoes that thought as they summarize the Wales experience. “Beyond the scenery, it’s the interactions with Welsh people that will remain in your memory the longest.”

Yes, people like Jessica.

This is why so many of us travel the globe.

Follow her evolving career. As you do, you’ll want her in your diary forever….

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So please remember to write down the details.

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