Our last day in Krakow and the next overnight train ride
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We slept in since we had to pack and leave the apartment by 11 am. Pulling our luggage behind us, we wandered back to our rental agency near the main square. They promised they were staying open until 9 pm so we could store our luggage there until 8 pm. We would catch the train at 10:30 pm.
And speaking of luggage, packing our luggage for this trip was difficult. We will be traveling for 31 days, through several different climates, and also want camera equipment and a laptop with us. The camera is a Canon 20D with polarizer, grad ND filter, teleconverter, additional flash, etc. in a backpack. The laptop goes in another backpack. Our clothes had to fit into 2 carry-on size bags. I hope I’m not constantly doing laundry but at least I managed to fit in the obligatory 4 pairs of shoes.
The tour bus from the 3 pm salt mine tour dropped us back at the Barbican at 7 pm. We retrieved our luggage from the apartment rental agency and said good-bye to Kamil (the agent who had been so helpful). After finding a café on the square that we hadn’t tried yet (an indication of just how many cafes there are), we ordered a cheese plate, cream of zucchini soup and a beer for dinner. We also stopped at the McDonalds to see its Medieval cellar. Rick Steves called it a McVault and I couldn’t pass that by.
Now on to the train.
On the bright side, the private compartment was very comfortable, air-conditioned and was apparently going somewhere, even if not