At the time of writing this blog post, it's currently early June 2017, which is almost 9 months after we were on holiday visiting some of these spots around Europe. I probably should explain the absence, right?
It was literally just down to time, and not having enough of it, then also maybe the fact that I had some problems with Wordpress, which were actually resolved eventually, but I've not transitioned to Squarespace, so bear with me a bit.
Anyway, let's get back to it. Now where were we? I left the last blog post in Prague as we were about to embark on an overnight train from Prague to Krakow in Poland.
Now, this was one train journey that we were pretty apprehensive about, but it turned out to probably be the best journey we had all holiday! The journey from Prague to Krakow was an overnight one, but it was an absolute nightmare trying to book it, and every time I looked online to figure out how it worked I got more and more confused, but we struck gold somehow and had our own cabin in one of the carriages which meant we managed to get a decent and pretty comfortable night sleep!
Arriving in Krakow early the next morning, and as usual, we had said we would try get use public transport to get to our hotel, but we were so exhausted that we just hopped in a taxi.
Before I carry on, I have to say, we didn't actually do very much in Krakow. We were in fact using Krakow as a base to be able to visit Auschwitz, and also to check out the Wieliczka Salt Mine which are nearby. I'll create separate blog posts for both of those though, purely just due to the number of images, I don't want to clog this post up anymore.
After arriving at our hotel, I think we were too early to check in, so we just dropped out bags with them and went out a wander to see what we could find. We stayed at Hotel Karmel which was in the Jewish district and felt a little bit out of the way of the main town square, maybe around a 20 minute walk once we found out where we were going.
We just chilled throughout the day, had a nap of course, grabbed some food at tea time, and then I dragged Emma to an Irish pub to watch Celtic play. Perfect night.
Our second day in Krakow was when we visited Auschwitz, so there's not much to talk about for this day, we just caught a glimpse of sunset in the city and grabbed something to eat before heading back to the hotel. The Auschwitz trip was pretty draining as you can imagine, and you can check that blog post out shortly if you like. We booked our trip with KrakowDirect.com, so check them out if you're interested in any day trips from Krakow.
Much like the day before, our third and final day in Krakow also featured a day trip, but this time we headed to Wieliczka Salt Mine, which I thoroughly recommend you check out if you're ever in the area. Again, I'll make a blog post with the images from there, as well as some other details.
We felt like we hadn't seen much of Krakow to be honest, such as Wawel Royal Castle, but like I said at the start, we were essentially just using it as a base to visit a couple of places out with the city, and we done that, so we left happy.
We left via train to Warsaw on our last evening in Krakow, which only took around 2.5 hours, a nice short journey for a change.