In the evening, we went to the Mezaparks which was a forest area with a tall view tower and a lot of play equipment. This entertained us easily for a couple of hours until it was dinner time. Dinner was yet again interesting, with many of us ordering things that we didn’t know what they would be exactly; however, that is indeed one attraction of a foreign country!
Once back, some of us went out to find somewhere to grab a drink and explore the city further. This turned into a bus hopping experience with our 5 day passes. We also tried to get on one of the microbuses, but the machine beeped angrily and we were rejected. When we looked up where it was going to when we got home, we found out that it was driving all the way to the Belarusian border! We stuck with the trams, the local buses and the bus-trams (which connected and disconnected to the trams as they wished!) To mix things up a bit, we introduced a #threestops #bushopping rule which meant that we really did get to explore a bit and mainly led us to cross the river back and forth a couple of times. When we got back to the hostel, we still hadn’t found a drink so we warily entered the Kafejunca under our hostel. Apart from a man in the corner, we were the only guests and upon asking when it closed, we were given the answer, ‘never’. We were amazed, but went to bed.