Krakow - Poland
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I had a "Wow, I'm in Poland" feeling when I got off the train.. No particular reason why... Probably just because I never planned to go hahaa.
I locked my bag at the train station and had from about 7h30 until 11h30 to walk around until the train I wanted to Auschwitz.
Not all 4 hours were spent walking though. It was cold and rainy, and when I got to the main market square I spotted a hostel and thought I might check to see if they had a computer I could use. They did and it was free. I had a lot of things to do online so I wasn't able to catch up the blog at this point and decided I would come back for another go later.
I went to Auschwitz and spent about 2.5 hours there with a British man and his Polish wife (very useful because not many Polish speak English).
Concentration camps are not meant to be fun but informative and a historical reminder. I am glad I made the trip.
I left a bit before I wanted to because I was starving and had a2 hour train back to Krakow. I decided on the ride I wanted a hot Polish meal when I saw ads on the tourist map I had haha.
The restaurant was near the square I was in earlier but I took another route from the station to see more of the city.
I got a beer and pork roast with a Polish gravy served with potato dumplings. It was good and I left a tip even though I was unsure of the Polish custom.
After the meal I walked through the square and back to the hostel to catch up. I only left when it was time to go catch the train.
I presented my ticket to the same guy as I had the previous night from Prague to Krakow (strange haha). He tried to tell me that I needed to pay more because my railpass was not good for Czech and he had just let it slide last night. I told him I would pay and he let me on. He never asked for any money haha.