So we've now spent seven days in Krakow. We found an awesome hostel with a really
relaxed atmosphere and incredibly helpful staff, so we stuck
The visa dash to Warsaw was successful, with the visa being done
within four hours. €30 for a visa to a place I'm not even
visiting, just passing through on a train, is a bit annoying
We're off on our huge train ride tonight, heading to Varna in
Bulgaria. 35 hours should be interesting. We've got a private
sleeper compartment, so that should be nice. Charging up our mp3
players and we've laid in supplies of food, snacks, vodka and
Poland has been loads of fun. The people are very friendly and
it's pretty easy going. We've got some photos up
including our trip to Auschwitz.
We've had some interesting food experiences here. There's the
Polish classics which are always good: pierogi, borscht and their
tasty sausages. We also discovered a new thing for us, zapekanka,
which are kind of glorified cheese on toast. They're incredibly cheap
and available everywhere, taking much the same place as kebabs in the
snack food field.
Last Sunday we noticed a queue of about 100 people outside an ice
cream shop, and noted the location for a later visit. For 1.20 Zloty
(30c in Euro) you get three scoops of luscious handmade ice cream.
Definitely worth queuing!
This hostel has had some really friendly, interesting people
staying. A really different crowd from the rich trust-fund American
college kids you get in Italy and Spain. It's been loads of fun just
hanging around the hostel, chatting and meeting people from around the
world. Hopefully the hostel in Varna will have a similar style. It
gets great reviews on Hostelworld, so here's hoping!