Day 25 - Fond Farewell
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We awoke for the third time in a row with a reasonable hangover, and sheepishly got showered and changed so we could head for breakfast. Some scrambled eggs, toast and tea was the order of the day and quelled for hangover a little. In our lethargy we spent the rest of the morning lounging about the hostel. To be honest, we were a bit stuck with what to do on our last day in Krakow. Luckily, Dan had heard of a kind of man made lake on the outskirts of Krakow. So after a quick lunch we headed in search of the lake.
Armed with some flimsy directions, we boarded a tram and made our way out of the city. We got off at our stop and began walking toward where we thought the lake might be. Our judgement was good, but we were presented with a large barb wired fence.
The lake looked like some kind of old open mine that had been filled with crystal clear water, it really was quite awesome. The lake was completely surrounded by small cliffs, and this was the only accessible way into the water. We perched up on one of the cliff edges and watched across the lake as some locals were practicing their diving. We thought about joining the fun but decided against it. We had to catch a train soon and didn't want to have to make our way to the station soaking wet.
Time was getting on and we made our way to the hostel to collect our bags and some free cake, and to say our goodbyes. We'd miss Dan, as he was stellar company and a great laugh, even when Dave christened him Harold Bishop! We'd miss Krakow as a whole though. Amazing city which I would definitely visit again.
Luck was on our side at the station this time as we managed to bag the last 2 sleepers on the train. We were in different rooms though, but it didn't matter too much as we'd be sleeping anyway. Berlin here we come....