Krakow is a city which 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 a good 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.
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 I know 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.
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Food Highlights: Russian style 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.
Take a peek at the next stop on the Mystery Tour.1