Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec
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We visited the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow. We took in the cathedral and the royal tombs. Many of the most historic Polish figures are buried here. Then caught bus to Zakopane. Beautiful trip up the mountains looking at snow capped Carpathian Mountains in the distance. Ben lost Wom on the bus and we had a major crisis in tracking down the bus driver and getting him back. Had dinner in ski lodge style restaurant run by a grumpy ...
... of coffee! But that's probably for the best! The one thing I can't get used to in Europe is having to pay for the washrooms. I understand restaurants charging non customers, but this pub charged everybody 2Zloty. And the bathrooms aren't super nice, it seems the further east we get the worse the toilet paper is. So note to future travellers, you may want to bring your own. After drinks in the pub at the ...
... realizing that at one point it was all rubble from bombs. Warsaw was also very grey and wet when we were there, thank goodness I waterproofed my shoes before coming. That is working very well! After that we had to quickly get back to our hotel to check out and catch an 11am train to Krakow and then the bus to Zakopane for the next leg of the tour. It was about a three hour train ride to Krakow, which ...
Caught taxi to salt mines which were very impressive. In the mines were chapels with statues carved out of salt. Chandeliers were made of salt crystals. At night we busted a Jewish restaurant and listened to a klezmer band. Afterwards Darek and I went to a few ...
... both physically and mentally. The track followed a canyon before reaching the top of Klastorisko Mountain and having several different routes back down. When in the thick forest section we once again kept our eyes out for bears, but no such luck. Accomplishing the walk in just less than 7 hours we retired back to skippy putting our feet up for a while before needing to check out of the campsite and moving ...
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