Day 2 Krakow
The good thing is I knew we would have about 4 free hours to do whatever we wanted on Day 3 and I planned on heading back to the castle as soon as our free time started, tripod at hand! The tour included a couple of places I didn't even realize were in Krakow, the most famous being the "Love Bridge", where the whole idea of couples declaring their love for each other on a lock, and placing them on a bridge got started.
So tour over, we headed back for the hotel with 90 minutes to spare before having to leave for dinner, and once again, I was told that it really wasn't enough time to get over to the other hotel and get us checked in before we had to leave for dinner... I started to wonder just how close was this supposedly "close by" hotel after all.
And yes... for those of you who are already asking the question... we are REALLY in Krakow today. LOL
Once again, dinner consisted of pork and potatoes, the staple of life in Germany and obviously Poland as well. :)
After dinner it was finally time to get over to the other hotel ... the taxi came, 3 of us loaded our bags in the cab, we pulled away from the curb, took two rights, crossed over maybe 3 roads and turned into the driveway of our hotel.... which must have been all of 2 - 3 hundred yards away. LOL All I could think was I could have easily walked my stuff over the minute we got to town had I knows.... and not spent all day waiting around to feel settled in for the 2 nights.
The hotel looked really nice from outside, the staff at the desk was super friendly and helpful, but I could tell right away the room I was given wasn't as nice as the group hotel. I was more than okay with it though as I had a bed to sleep on and a bathroom with everything you need. I figured I wouldn't be here any longer than I needed for sleep anyway so it was really just more about me having a funny story to tell my friends when I got home. It felt like the whole thing was being run by the Keystone Cops... and reminded me that for all their advances in technology in the last 10 years, Poland is still a country where many of the old ways haven't died yet. Things are handled by many multiple people attempting to get one thing done, and that can sometimes lead to misunderstandings or as in this case, someone dropping the ball and then no one knowing where the problem happened.
It had been a long day so I called it quits and just stayed in and got a little sleep ... thinking tomorrow being the last night, I'd get out and shoot as much as possible before and after dinner since that was our first and only free time on this trip.
Tomorrow.... it's off to the salt mine.