We leave Budapest in the morning and drive through a mountainous region of Slovia where we pull over to take a break at a wintersport resort area. We continue on to Krakow and arrive in the afternoon. The weather is warm. As I walk to the Tutti Frutti Hostel PLN60, I notice several buskers playing and singing for tips on the sidwalk. The vibe is quite nice.
Today I tour the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, as well as the Unesco World Heritage Wieliczka Salt Mine.
I catch Polish State Railways sleeper train 1251 to Prague, Czech Republic for PLN 163,24 or €42.40. I share my compartment with two other folks. The train travels through the towns of Trzebinia and Oświęcim in Lesser Poland. We then proceed on to Zebrzydowice near the Polish border and head into Czech. When we are ready to sleep, we jury rig the door to stay locked because we heard rumors of theft at night.