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Location: Poland, Slovakia : Popping into Poland

We had to bus our way back to Poprad again to catch the train to Krakow (Poland). We had originally planned a route from Poprad to the Polish border but the lady at the train station suggested an alternative route with a fast train and 1 change. When we got to Kysak to change trains, the lady at the ticket office there told us that they are working on the tracks and no trains run to Krakow from there. She didn’t speak any English, so with pieces of paper and hand gestures she managed to get the message across.

The next moment a train arrived at the station and from the Slovak announcement we made out something that sounded like Krakow, so we ran and jumped on the train. Another very friendly local helped us and double checked with the ticket inspector to confirm our destination. The journey was almost 6 hours and we arrived in Krakow at 17:45. It might sound weird, but at this stage 5 to 6 hours on a train with a few changes feels like a breeze. We have deffinately mastered the art of relaxing and letting the time fly by.

At Krakow we headed straight for the Old Town and found a very nice place to stay, Hocus Pocus Hostel, right in the middle of all the action. They offer free laundry (our 2nd load is already spinning), free internet (as you can see), free breakfast and great, clean dorm rooms.

We already had a half hour stroll through the Old Town and are about to go and sample some of the local cuisine.

2 Responses to “Popping into Poland”  
Pa en Ma Deacon Says:

Hi julle twee

Ons is bly dit gaan nog goed met julle en ons geniet dit om al julle wedervaringe te lees elke dag. Ek maak elke dag ‘n printout om dit vir Ma te gee om te lees.
Met ons gaan dit baie goed. Ma was net siekerig hierdie week – brongites en ek weet nie wat nog alles nie. Sy is afgebook vanaf Woensdag en gaan eers weer Maandag terug skool toe.
Met Sune-hulle gaan dit ook baie goed. Kleintjie raak nou te oulik.
Ek is bly dis weer naweek. Ons is maar baie besig by die werk. Ons gaan net rustig wees by die huis.
Met Ouma Bettie gaan dit ook darem nog goed. Sy is so nou en dan ‘n bietjie deurmekaar, maar dan kom sy weer reg en gaan net aan.
Nou ja, julle moet alles verder baie geniet en pas julleself baie mooi op!! Julle twee is baie kosbaar vir ons!!
Lief vir julle
Ons twee
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Magda J Says:

Hi Julle!!!
Ek dink julle moet daaraan dink om deel te neem aan die amazing race ,julle sal geld maak by die dosyne en na hierdie lang trippie sal julle dit dalk verwelkom ook, ek meen praat nou van al die lande se “ins and outs” ken na dese is julle “experts” op die gebied. hie hie hie

Wel wou net inval om hallo te se, ek kan nie glo dit is al so lank wat julle rond reis van bakboort na stuurboort nie, voel soos nou die dag. Mind you ek is self al 1 maand in die Kaap!!! Dink julle moet hier ook verby kom, meer as genoeg plek en wat is dit nou ekstra, julle is mos nou al alles gewoond!!! hie hiehie

Mooi bly julle en Zaan mis jou baie!!

Groete vir manlief
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