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Krakow 5th September

sunny 20 °C

Today we packed our luggage ready to go to Krakow. We wheeled the suit cases down the hill then back up the other side, it was hard work. At the café they ordered the taxi for us which was great because yesterday when we went to the station we paid 160zl (about $50) for the taxi but today it cost 16zl (about $5). My dad was really generous and gave the man 30zl. The train trip from Warsaw to Krakow was almost 4 hours long. It is funny the toilets cost you 2.5zl (about 80c) to use and you have to pay by coins to activate a turnstile. I don't know what you do if you don't have money! In the country side the houses are like drawings with a triangle roof, a square body, three windows and a door.


We got to Krakow at 4:00pm and found our apartment easily. In Krakow there are lots of people posing as statues or playing music and lots more foreign tourist than in Warsaw. Our apartment is really nice and even though it is in the centre of the old town you can’t hear a thing.


We went for a stroll down our street (Gronski), which goes past Wavel Castle, and found a minimart and got supplies…milk, juices, bread, muesli and fruit. Blueberries and raspberries are around a dollar a big punnet! It is funny that they have trams here just like in Melbourne


We got a takeaway dinner just outside the apartments, watched a bit of BBC World News on TV then went to bed. Tomorrow we are going on a tour to Auschwitz and Birkenau….which will probably be a little scary.

Posted by pdover 12:52 Archived in Poland Tagged krakow

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