Honestly, being a Marathi-speaking person, I did not face a language problem in the city and that made it easier to communicate, to bargain , to do everything under the sun. Around 8.30 a.m. I set out to explore the city. Visited Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati and then strolled around Tulshi Baug, the famous market of Pune. If you want to buy idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, this is the right place to be. You get good antiques too. You need to search, you need to walk through the lanes. Vishrambaugwada was good but in ruins. That's the sad state of historical monuments in Pune. Then, I headed on to Sujata Mastani , the renowned Mastani shop in Pune. What's Mastani? Mastani is a thick shake with ice-cream. 'Puneri Paatya' are the funniest thing to read. Lol 😂. As long as you can read Marathi, you'll enjoy it. The city is straightforward and that's what I love about the city. Later, I proceeded to stay at the Backpacker Panda hostel I had booked for the next three days. Affordable and nice. 500 bucks a day for a fully air- conditioned dorm bed wasn't bad at all. Koregaon Park is the area where this hostel is situated. It's one of the most posh areas of the city and really scenic. The trees, the bungalows, the mansions, gardens, everything's mesmerizing. German Bakery- my dinner place. OMG! What an amazing place to be. Such good food,such good ambience. A bit pricey but worth it. Day 2 ended by meeting an old friend and spending some quality time with him.