Day Ten- Dallas to Austin


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May 3rd 2012
Published: May 8th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

We got up tired and hung over and went to the greyhound station for our bus to Austin! I'd forgotten how gross the greyhound stations were. ALOT of poor/bum looking people everywhere! The bus to Austin was easy and once we got in Meghan's boyfriend -Alex's brother Chris picked us up and also graciously let us sleep on his couches for the two nights!Chris had band practice so we went straight there (with no make up on, feeling gross from the greyhound and wearing ugly clothes). He plays in an African band at this awesome place called Sahara Lounge. The owner was a crazy American woman who was married to the leader of the African band and also played bass for them (she learnt bass at 48). She gave us free beers and the wifi password and we were content drinking, playing, and listening to the African music in a very eclectic environment!Chris had another band practice so we got him to drop us off on 6th street, which is where all the cool pubs are and where everything happens. It was very cool and shockingly different to Dallas. It definitely holds true to the saying 'keep Austin weird'. We had dinner at a little thai place (and received the best service we've had the whole time- its been pretty bad!) then went to a cool pub with a live band (ALL the pubs on 6th have live bands EVERY NIGHT).Chris picked us up and took us to his friend Dans house. On the way we picked up some drinks, and Chris convinced us to try Fosters! I didn't think it was too bad!We then went into town and did a mini pub crawl (to places called chuggin monkey and dirty dog bar). Very cool! At the dirty dog we got free beers because Chris knew the girl through his "pledge brother". The third person I've met who was in a fraternity/ sorority! I'm so sad Australia doesn't have them! They then took us to try 'whataburger' for the first time. Yet another fast food chain (there is seriously hundreds). I got a cheese taquito and it was delicious! (it then gave me a very bad belly ache!)

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