FUN-travel: Berlin to Kraków, Poland

July 22, 2014 by  

Day 16 – Wednesday, July 16 – Berlin to Kraków, Poland – blue skies w/white cottony clouds –70’s

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What I LIKE

  • 7:00 – wake up
  • Pretty good sleep
  • 8:15 – shuttle to airport for Hertz

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    Kraków

  • ATM right by door & Starbuck’s just inside!
  • Good hot capp & food to go $15 Euro
  • Hertz is very close & car is ready curbside
  • – has navigation system – we brought ours too
  • drive back to hotel – load bags
  • 9:50 – take off
  • 11:25 – nice policeman @ Check Point Charlie shows us how radio works for Ipod
  • 11:45 – stop for toilet – exit has gas & BBQ restaurant
  • – kielbasa & potatoes, 2 cokes – YUM! = $8 US
  • 12:15 – head out & road is finally smooth
  • 4:45 – arrive hotel & GPS has us driving in restricted zone – pedestrian only
  • Went to TA – (trip advisor) for hotel in Kraków
  • Chose Wentzl for # of reasons
  • – #1 – main square location & elevator
  • – #2 – large rooms & valet parking
  • But have to say….
  • – Robert the doorman was highlight!
  • – truly an ambassador!
  • – came out to car (with umbrellas) due to light rain
  • – informed us being in forbidden car zone
  • – moved car – unloads luggage & moves to secure parking
  • Main Square is so adorable! – very European
  • Rain stops & take nice stroll
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Kraków

FUN-food – Dinner @ Ristorante Da Pietro – sidewalk café – happy hour 2 beers – then caprese salad, spicy pepperoni pizza & nice 2011 Cape of Good Hope Pinotage = $65

  • 8:00 – back to hotel
  • Ask for wine glass for room – response is “red or white?”
  • 2 beautiful big glasses arrive by Robert
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Kraków

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Can’t figure out nav system & manual in German
  • 11:20 – Check Point Charlie – freeway road block
  • – all cars exited & searched
  • – have to show ID & registration
  • – I am not kidding!
  • 11:30 – enter Poland & road is in horrible condition
  • 4:00 – light rain starts
  • Room has no AC – controls on wall do nothing but blow hot air!
  • We had to fly 2 hrs & then drive 6 hrs to see a “cute city”

FUN-fact – The scenery on the autobahn is pretty flat with everything from thick forests to corn fields on both sides and a sprinkling of small towns and farms. As we get closer to Krakow rolling hills are more common.

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