Seriously, how much can you do in 4 hours in a big city? Answer: if the city is this amazing and walkable… Everything.
After waking up from an incredible slumber, we packed up our shit, threw away all the nonsense that accumulated in our pockets(receipts, bus/train/metro tickets, and used birding passes,) and left our room. We crushed some garbage free coffee, and got some guidance about what to do with our day. First we tackle what is apparently Europes largest open air market.
We each had a pickle, and a chocolate covered poppy seed thingy. It was a total of .53€. Let’s break that down for those of you without a calculator on your smartphone. .20€ for each delicious pastry and .13€ for 2 pickles. I picked the pickles with a ton of garlic and they picked our mouths with heaps of briny deliciousness. Remind me to eat more pickles for breakfast.
All in all, the market was spectacular.
Next we walked into the seedy area of town to get our explore on.
We were told about the “black” market. Apparently they had old Russian passports, war metals and just various odd things. So we went of course. It was a straight junkyard. A weird place where life goes to die. It was sweet.
Next we went back to the old town to do all the touristy sites. It was cool and stuff.