I’ve heard at least three languages other than English, and I haven’t heard a North American accent yet. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any staying here, though. Overall, after the first two nights, I’m inclined to extend my stay here for another week or so before moving on – to either another place in Briz, or to another city. I’ve not yet discovered buses, but I do know where the train station is.
If I do say so myself, I think I did well with selecting the location. There are at least three breweries within 1 km, a multitude of restaurants, and I’ve sussed out a decent running route that I’ll give a whirl later today. Even with the close proximity of the retail, the hostel is definitely located in a residential area. There is a meter that measures the sound levels. I spoke to the night guy, and he said they use it to monitor the activities so as to not annoy the neighbors. Perhaps my “it’s quiet” declaration may not survive the weekend. I shall see.
My plan to identify birds got off to a rollicking start with a magpie, and a magpie-lark. The magpie-lark is the one in the photo. However, I am disappointed not to have seen a single kangaroo or other marsupial yet. I can’t believe there aren’t herds of them roaming the city streets like thugs. My disappointment has been attenuated, though, by the five month old puppy named Roo that I met at The Bearded Lady. Roo was stretched out and sound asleep on two sisters’ laps. The music must have put her to sleep.
That’s it for day one. Enjoy the photos.