Krakow to Warsaw

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The Royal Cathedral

I woke up (slightly hungover) with a few hours to spare until my train to Warsaw.  I thought I'd visit the Wawel Castle which was stunning!  It was very quiet as it wasn't the right time of year for tourists but that was suprisingly a good thing as it made it stress free.  I spent my morning there exploring the castle & cathedral & I also took in the stunning views of the city, until it was time for me to go to the train station.  As I had discovered that everything was more or less within walking distance I headed off on foot taking in once more the sights I had seen over the previous days. 

When I reached the Barbican, just outside the old town walls, I was wished on my way by a group of friendly musicians performing in traditional dress & went on my way.

The legend is that if the bones of this ancient creature ever fall down, the world will end.

I slept most of the way on the train (due to my heavy night before) but did meet a man who was from Aberdeen. Once every year he books a week off, goes to the airport & books the cheapest flight he can find & explores that country for the week before heading back home.

When I reached Warsaw, I walked out of the station & immediately realised that Warsaw was a hell of a lot bigger than Krakow, so hailed a taxi to take me to my hotel.  I arrived around tea time so I headed off to find a restaurant.  I found a main road, so I followed it and to my surprise found a bear enclosure on the pavement which I thought was extremelly odd!!(I later found out it was part of the zoo.) I ended up at the river & found the old town.  The heavens opened so I dived into a restaurant, ate & then walked back to my hotel.  

 

  

vagabond07 says:
I liked your photos of Krakow, I would like to see Poland.
Posted on: Dec 11, 2010
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The Royal Cathedral
The Royal Cathedral
The legend is that if the bones of…
The legend is that if the bones o…
The Barbican
The Barbican
Old Town
Old Town
Rooftops of Krakow
Rooftops of Krakow
Famous bell in the Royal Cathedral
Famous bell in the Royal Cathedral
A Saints Tomb
A Saint's Tomb
The statue that greets you at the …
The statue that greets you at the…
Not wishing to offend the dead but…
Not wishing to offend the dead bu…
The Royal Castle
The Royal Castle
The Royal Cathedral
The Royal Cathedral
Krakow
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