A day in Krakow (wish it could be every day)

You can walk forever in the green park that surrounds the center of Krakow.  Really.  You can.  And you will, unless you realize the park is actually in the shape of a ring so you never reach the end.

Park in Krakow

Drifting through an endless sea of green

I keep getting lost here.  But so very pleasantly lost in the cool leafy shade.

I couldn’t meet my friend last night at all to give her the painting, and she won’t come back until I am gone, so I have to leave the painting behind at the hostel for her to pick it up.

Not exactly the moment of triumph I had been expecting.

The hostel I am at (The Mosquito Hostel) is wonderful, and I got a delightful comfy bed with clean crisp sheets for a mere 11 Euros a night, but I was unlucky enough to get  a roomful of really annoying people – the first time that has ever happened to me there.  I’ll write a post about rude hostel behavior later when I get home.

This is the only full day I will spend in Krakow, and that makes me sad because I love this city like no other.  I would live here if I could.  Perfect weather in summer: cool, misty and rainy.  (Well, that’s perfect weather for me.)  And it’s green, green, green.  And they have wonderful beer.

Tomorrow I will take a long long ride to the Polish border and try to cross it on foot.  With luck I’ll be blogging from Lvov, Ukraine.  (Actually they call it Lviv now.)

Oh, before I go:  check out this kid playing guitar on the streets of Krakow.

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I took the video with my digital still camera (and it’s a super-cheap one) so I apologize for its low quality, but…this kid is talented.  I didn’t get his name.  He was too busy playing for me to ask him.  After each song he just went right into another one.   I could only get a few minutes of it because my camera will only hold that much.

See you in Ukraine.

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