Back to Krakow
Krakow Travel Blog› entry 28 of 33 › view all entries
I left the Wieliczka Salt Mine and arrived back in Krakow. I immediately went to the ticket counter to buy a ticket back to Wrocław, but the last train of the night was completely sold out. Plus, it was a Sunday so transportation is limited. They suggested the bus station, which is very modern and nice, but very hard to understand. I could not find a bus to Wrocław anywhere, and when I asked, there wasn't one. Crap, poor planning on my part. So, I went back to the train station and pleaded with the lady at the ticket counter. Finally, she sold me a ticket but told me there were no seats left - she simply wished me luck and did not think I would be able to get on the train.
I had a little bit of time to kill, so I went and got a picture of the Barbican in the daylight. I got some chinese food for dinner (yeah, I know) and then headed back to the train station. The first train conductor that I tried to talk to spoke no english, when I showed him my ticket he just shrugged and blew me off. Fortunately, the next guy spoke english, and he had mercy on me - he let me on the train and told me to sit in the aisleway. Well, I had my big backpack and the aisles are small, and people are constantly getting on and off the train. It was a long 4 hour train ride. There was a Polish girl who I guess had a similar situation to mine, she sat next to me and I guess took a liking to me. We talked for a while before she got off the train. Before the train left, she came running back up and handed me a Polish treat that she had purchased for me - it was some kind of bread-like thing - I can't even describe it. I took one bite in front of her as I said goodbye, but it tasted terrible! I had to spit it out it was so bad, but I waited until she was out of site. Oh well, at least I was on my way back to Wrocław.