17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of August
I flew into Nashville in the morning of the 17th and caught a bus to my hostel. The hostel was so great! Modern, clean and a 24/7 atmosphere! I headed out to get some food at a recommended sushi place up the street with a warning that the chef is kinda crazy. He was nuts, but the sushi was awesome!
Back at the hostel I met up with some other travelers and we wandered down Broadway and saw all the sights of the night life. It was totally crazy! SO many people and so much live music!!! We ate chocolate covered pringles and laughed so much I almost cried.
The next day I hung out with two girls who had also been on a summer camp! We walked to Capital Hill and visited the Fresh Produce Markets. In the evening we walked to the other side of Nashville and went to church and then walked back and had dinner at The Spagetti Factory! We stayed up late hanging out at the hostel, talking with other travelers!
The next day I fare welled my friends (until we cross paths again in New York). I attempted to visit the Museums in Nashville today with a local Nashvillian Max, but we discovered pretty much everything is closed on Mondays! SO we found ourselves back down at the Markets eating peaches and seeing some Tennessee landmarks before having some lunch.
In the evening we met up with a big group of people from the hostel (mostly Australians; they're everywhere) and we all headed to a big free concert. Jake Owens was head lining (she's the one that got away, the one that wrecked my hearrrrrtttttt) but Florida Georgia Line also showed up (baby you a song, you make me wanna roll my windows down and cruuuuuise). There were thousands of people there and it was totally insane! But awesome!
After, we hung out back at the hostel playing country music until the wee hours of the morning!
The next day I headed out on my lonesome and visited the Tennessee State Museum which had an awesome Civil War exhibition. Then I went downtown to the Country Music Walk of Fame (LA-esque) and visited the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum briefly. Much wandering was had down Broadway and the sights of Nashville. After I grabbed some dinner I hung out at the hostel and introduced some American friends to the joys of Milo and meat pies (cooked in the awesome facilities at our hostel). More country music was played. Then I had to pack my bags and say my good byes to all the friends I'd made! There's something to be said for travelling all by yourself! It's been pretty fun, possibly my favourite city so far!!
Then I had to catch a Greyhound Bus to Orlando that left at 3am. It was gross.