Feature, Poland, Travelogue — April 1, 2012 at 7:12 am
We arrived in Krakow on the overnight train from Prague at about 7am. This actually turned out to be perfect because we felt rested, as the accommodations in our sleeper car were surprisingly cozy, and ready to start the day. So rather than find a hotel right away we put our backpacks in the locked storage at the station for the day, and set out to find tickets to Osweicim ,about 70km from Krakow, where...
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