Ollie Day

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Sunset over the lake
The owner of our hostel is a very well traveled fella (I mean everywhere!) and quite adventuresome as well.  He sponsored this event called Ollie Day at a lake outside of town yesterday, wake boarding, snowboarding (yes, snow...) and skateboarding competitions.  A group of us decided to go check it out.  However, we had to take three modes of transport to get out there, including a tram, a bus and a train.  We got lost in this small town one stop too far on the train and had to get directions from a family who pulled into their driveway. 

After we made it to the lake, we just kicked back and watched the festivities.  For the snowboarding, they actually brought in a truckload and dumped it out, spread it on this ramp and then the few brave went down it, many times falling onto the concrete where the snow ended and getting scraped.
That's the hostel owner jumping the bar
  Not so much fun to me, but everyone seemed very excited.  I couldn't obviously understand any of the Hungarian commentary.

An after party was arranged to celebrate later, so we left the lake and headed back to the hostel to get ready for that.  I don't know why, but I decided to be the party coordinator last night.  I was inviting everyone in the hostel to go and as it turned out, I was in charge of about 20-25 people from our hostel, navigating us on the public transport to the club on Margrit Island.  It was pretty fun.  We all brought beers along with us as you can drink pretty anywhere, including on the public transportation.  Everyone was very thankful that I was organizing the chaos that it was, but it was also stressing me out, so I told everyone which bus to take back and tried to have fun when we got there.  We did some dancing, drinking, the usual, but by about 3 a.m. one of the hostel guys said he was ready to go, so we both jumped on a bus and made it back in time for me to get to bed by 4 a.m.  Pretty much the entire hostel is hung over, save for the new arrivals.   Now I'm contemplating whether to join the Irish lads at an Irish Pub to watch a soccer match between Dublin and Kerry.  We'll see what this day will bring I guess.
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Sunset over the lake
Sunset over the lake
Thats the hostel owner jumping th…
That's the hostel owner jumping t…
Wakeboarders challenge
Wakeboarders challenge
Takes some guts
Takes some guts
The lake has this incredible contr…
The lake has this incredible cont…
Here comes the snow!
Here comes the snow!
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photo by: Chokk