Today we travel from Krakow to Warsaw…. via train.
The day started off raining (it was pouring at times) and Charlie sported his best yellow poncho walking from the airbnb to train station. He let me have the umbrella.
I love to travel by train. It is comfortable, scenic and you only need to show up just before the train departure time. You are not sitting around for hours, like you do in an airport.
Just get a ticket and GO!
We splurged for the first class seats since they were only a few dollars more on this 4.5 hour journey. There were six seats per compartment (vs eight) so we had lots of room to be comfortable.
This is an older model of train. Mitch said the Polish have a few different varieties and this is one of their older trains. We still found it very nice.
Warning: the bathroom toilet: it really does just flush out to the tracks because you can see the tracks flash by when you press the flush lever.
Since Mitch had us up at the crack of dawn and out the door to sightsee in Krakow, we arrived Warsaw a little tired.
It was time to caffeinate:
Now we are ready to explore this beautiful city.
I went to Poland thinking I would enjoy Krakow more, but it was the opposite: I liked Warsaw more than Krakow. It is just slightly more expensive, but still one of the cheapest cities I have been to, but it has a completely different feel. Krakow had lots of party tourists: young people in the streets whooping it up day and night and the people of Warsaw were more serious tourists.
I also found the entire city of Warsaw was beautiful where I found just the main square area of Krakow beautiful.
The colors are a watercolorists dream come true:
The street names are a little tricky to get used to:
Charlie sold his Fiat when we left the States and we found this little small Fiat gem on the streets:
Warsaw was almost completely destroyed in WW2. The Palace did not survive, but the fountain in the gardens did.