Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST

I was in Budapest for 2 nights from 15-17 July 2016. After the frantic run from the centre of Krakow’s old town and through the confusing signs at the central station + shopping mall, I finally reached the bus stop. There was already a big crowd waiting for the bus. It was supposed to have arrived by now (around 11 pm). The crowd was getting restless. Rumours were swirling around that the bus will be an hour late as they’ve received notifications on their local numbers or email but I checked my email and I didn’t get the news ( the email came in late ). I killed time talking to a Singaporean girl and a Ukrainian girl over some biscuits that they happily shared with me.

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Poland – Warsaw and Krakow

WARSAW

It was my first time in Poland. After an overnight bus trip from Vilnius, I finally arrived in Warsaw where the bus stopped at the Warsaw central train station at almost 6am ( Poland is 1 hour behind of the Baltic States). The summer sun was already up but it still felt a bit cool though. I was lucky that i managed to open the map to my hostel before my data ran out on my roaming Swedish mobile number.

My hostel was called Warsaw Hostel Centrum at 36a Emilii Plater Street and was around a 10-15 minute walk from the central station. It was too early to check in but I was allowed to put my bags, have a shower and rest. It felt so good to have  my first shower since Riga 2 days ago. After that, I had a short nap at the hostel lounge since it was still early and nothing in town was opened yet. I was aiming for the free city tour in the old city just in front of a column in front of the Royal Palace starting at 11am. I also joined the Jewish tour at 2pm.

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