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... and clean and aquamarine blue and being well traversed by kayakers and paddle boarders all day every day. The zenith of the experience is Barton Springs pool which is sourced by underground springs with icy cold water and surrounded by pecan trees that provide welcome respite from the merciless Texan summer sun. I dismissed the idea of combatting the weekend crowds and queues but spent a blissful Monday morning there people and bird watching in between refreshing dips.
... we ate there and then headed back to the campsite for the evening.
Here is where I break to explain how blown away I was by the number of food trucks there are in Austin. I know that Austin is unofficially known as the food truck capital of the world but the description does not fully describe just how many there are. There were clusters of four or five trucks on every block, sometimes multiple clusters, offereing what ever type of food you could ...
Day 1 in Austin began with a short bus ride down South Congress St to an area known for it's unusual, hipster shopping & food. I highly recommend South Congress Cafe, in my opinion the best brunch of the whole trip so far!! Browsed through many interesting shops, lots of vintage boutiques & jewellery stores & oddities & antiques shops. Lots of old and/or weird artifacts, stuffed animals & halloween costumes. And boots of course, ...
... the air, fresh from the park next door! How very considerate of them!
On our walk back past the Blues, we passed many of the little food stalls Austin is also known for. Little food trucks and street side food vans converted into eateries. Its really quite a funky city. Being radical seems to be the cities motto!
Our Taxi ride home, took us past a great little neighbourhood of old houses which have been converted into restaurants. All of the houses you ...
... manner of ****** kites (more often into each other than around the sky). A really incredible, if slightly hazardous environment! It was only when I got back to the hostel that I realised all the walking about in the Texas sun had burned some pretty great t shirt lines on me already. Day one. Sun burn. Classic. Nothing too serious though (so don't worry mum!). That evening I went to a student club night with some people I'd met in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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