Krakow is a city that needs more than two nights but to get the most out of my rail pass I can’t stay longer. I depart early for the station hoping to have the most options out of Krakow and an excellent start to the Mystery Tour.
Walking into Krakow train station I don’t recognise any of the names on the departure board. I should have thought this through a bit more.
Back in Warsaw
If I was in France or Germany I would know most of the towns but I’m not that familiar with Poland. This isn’t going to be as easy as I thought. Eventually, I spot a city I recognise, Warszawa. Warsaw.
I spent a month in Warsaw last year and immediately fell in love with it. It’s a fun city often overlooked by travellers, I imagine only because they don’t know much about it.
But I know it well and how much I miss the food and atmosphere. It’s a two and a half hour ride. I could be in Warsaw for lunch. That is enough to convince me to hop on the train. The tour begins.
Food Highlights: Polish pierogies (stuffed with potato and onion) with sour cream sauce at Zapiecek. Ginger and raspberry tea with a shot of Polish vodka.
Krakow to Warsaw: 150 minutes direct, reservation compulsory.
Where I Stayed: An apartment a couple of blocks from the Palace of Culture and Warsaw’s main train station.
I’ve now visited Warsaw on several occasions. Read my guide to boutique hotels in Warsaw to know where to stay.