Austin, Texas ; home of the annual SXSW festival and to truckload of bats. Of course we decided not to go in festival season but just a random weekend in August. Upon getting to the bus station, we were treated to the lovely sight of a flyover and some trash. Not a good start but things started looking up when we got to our hostel. Not only did we meet Grace, one of the friendliest members of staff ever, but the hostel was situated right on the edge of the Colorado river which was a beautiful sight.
We had only just dumped our bags when familiar voices drew us to the kitchen - and we ended up seeing Lynsey who we had met in the Dallas hostel. Travelling is always better when you see a familiar face once more down the road.
Austin is a must visit for the musically inclined or just those that like to have a drink or 10 !