Published: June 29th 2012June 29th 2012
So I landed in one piece and managed to hop on to a bus to my hostel. It's ok here, I am currently watching tv on the BIGGEST screen I've ever seen.
After checking in I went for a wonder. It's well random the city, it's got it's new glass tower buildings then all of a sudden you're into the old town with its medieval feel and crumbling walls. I followed a walking tour from my book and went to all the tourist bits! The sky is blue and it's well hot.
My highlight was going in the basion passages - a series of tunnels under the city built in the 18th century (maybe before...) and used as an air raid shelter during WW11 and other events. It was freezing! At the end we got on a train which was jokes but then had to walk back the length that the train took us so that was quite pointless. I wonder how you build an underground tunnel?
I also saw all the standard churches, the parliament building (which is pink), cathedrals, town walls, the square thing where everyone chills and also there's a jazz festival going on.
I had my tea at a medieval place which was dark inside lit just by candles. So I sat outside and shared my elk pastry with a little bird. I also had some elk soup - a whole bowl - which was apparently quite brave. Also adding to the feel of the place there were no spoons so I had to slurp my soup. It made it taste better. I actually have no idea what an elk is or what it looks like but I know it tastes pretty good.
The latest in the search for the cheapest cup of tea has produced a shocker! I paid 3.20 euros in the town square. This is £2.80 ish in british pounds. But the milk was warm and it was lipton.
Tomorrow I am going to an open air museum after a well earned sleep. It's only 9pm but I am falling asleep (maybe because I have been awake for about 36 hours).