Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 7:27 PM in 2013 Europe
It rained pretty much the entire day again today. I checked out of the Bunkhouse hostel at 10 and stuck around there until around 11:15 when I started to get hungry. On the way to the NosDa hostel I stopped at a place called Greggs and got a Cornish Pasty. It's basically a light dough filled with random stuff. I think mine had potato, onion and meat of some kind. It was pretty good though.
I dropped my bag off at the hostel since I couldn't check in until 2 and set off to explore around a bit. First, I went to the National Museum but it's closed on Mondays. After that I just aimlessly walked around the city center going into random shops to avoid the rain.
Eventually I went through a market where I picked up some veggies and chicken for dinner. I got some tikka masala sauce and olive oil at Sainsbury's so I could make a nice dinner. On the way back to the hostel it started absolutely pouring down rain. Luckily I was near a bus stop so I ducked into it for about 20 minutes until the rain let up.
After checking into the hostel (behind a group of about 20 french kids), I checked some emails and had a cider at the hostel bar. I think I reached some kind of limit on my SIM card because the internet it's providing seems to be throttled pretty hard.
The rain and clouds broke so I took my chances and ran out to get some cash and enjoy the sun. It started looking ominous again so I came back and made dinner (which tasted really good!). I picked up some naan on the way to the hostel too to accompany the dinner. It was a good choice.
I might head out again and walk around since it looks nice again. Weather looks crappy for tomorrow so I'll probably put my hiking in Breacon Beacons on hold for another day.
Posted from: Wales