Krakow, Poland: Here I am.
I survived the train to Maribor, hitching for hours in the hot sun, finally getting a ride to Graz with a nice Serb family, and finally taking the Austrian Railjet to Vienna. I walked round Vienna for a while, toting this huge painting, and finally was crammed into a bus along with a bunch of noisy Poles for a nightmarishly long and sleepless ride to Krakow. The painting survived this hellish trip with a minimum of damage.
Now that I’m here, my friend (the one I am giving the painting to) says she can’t put me up for the next three days and she can’t find anyone who can. Lovely!
I have tons of photos, but they need to be resized before I can post them.
Also, there is a big Sunday market here in Krakow, and my favorite restaurant wasn’t open yet so I went down to the market to get some food. I met some hungry looking guys there scrounging around the trash cans eating leftovers and I gave them enough money to get a meal. They were really happy.
I will write in lots more detail about everything I saw and did. But this is just to let you all know I got as far as Krakow and so far, I’m okay. And probably my karma has gone up by +1.