Dobry wieczor from Cracow!
Trip Start Apr 29, 2008
12Trip End May 25, 2008
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We arrived via train this afternoon in Cracow (about 3 1/2 hrs from Warsaw). We actually met some interesting people over the past day. Yesterday we met a man from Australia at our hostel in Warsaw (traveling the world) and today we meet two women from Pittsburgh on the train. (Oh, and yesterday I walked into the bathroom to find a man standing stark naked out of the shower. Needless to say, I quickly turned around and apologized. Whoops!) Our hostel here in Cracow is awesome - brand new only one week old. The furniture is from Ikea so it looks really cool. The manager/owner of this hostel is a young women named "Kenja" (spelling is way off) and she's super nice. She speaks good English and has been a great help so far.
Okay, so Mike and I are already impressed with Cracow
Mike keeps observing bulky (and slightly poo poo'd) English men around so he suspects there is some form of a sports event nearby. He also had a strange drunk man approach him while eating a Kaboob sandwich this evening asking for money. We said no in Polish however, the man was not deterred. He finally left after we ignored him. Let's just say there were a few tipsy people around this evening.
Oh, and I had pieogies again today - yes! I was so excited to find a pieogi only restaurant that sells all types (vegetarian, meat, etc) for about $7 PLN ($3.50 USD) - made me really happy! Needless to say, we'll be having pieogies again a few more times before we leave Cracow
So, last, we enjoyed a beer outside this evening at a cafe. The WC (restrooms) were in the lower level. Mike came back and told me I had to go down but wouldn't tell me why. So, I eventually headed downstairs and was greated by an entirely different world - the basement of this regular cafe upstairs was like a Turkish underworld. There were women who appeared to be belly dancers walking around, hookahs, pillows - it was bizarre. I felt like we were in an entirely different restaurant. There is definitely a large Turkish contigent here in Cracow.
Well, off to bed. Until the next entry...dobranoc (good night)