Thursday, August 9, 2012

Krakow, Poland

The bus was supposed to arrive in Krakow at 2:30 a.m. Around 1:30 a.m. the bus stopped in the side of the highway. We asked if we were in Krakow. The drivers didn't speak English and said nodded yes. We were 11 kilometers south of the town. It was freezing, so Tom gave me all of his dirty clothes to put on, and we started walking. After two kilometers of walking, Tom flagged down a cab that happened to be passing by. Saved.

Prague, Czech Republic

Took the train from Budapest to Prague.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Zagreb, Croatia

Old City, botanical gardens, and broccoli nuggets from McDonalds.

Budapest, Hungary

I thought we could take an overnight train from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. from Zagreb to Budapest. I primarily thought this because it was posted on the train service's website. We were quite surprised when we arrived at the Zagreb train station and learned there was only the 4:00 p.m. train. We then did a whirlwind tour of Zagreb in four hours and boarded the non air conditioned train to Budapest.

When we arrived in Budapest around 10:00 p.m., we were a bit hard-pressed to find a room, since we didn't think we'd be arriving in Budapest until a day later and didn't reserve anything. After stopping in three different hotels/hostels, one hostel let us use their computers to look for a room online. We used Hotwire and booked a surprise hotel for $77. It ended up being the Intercontinental right along the Danube, so we lived fancy for one night.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rented a scooter.

Bari, Italy

We flew into Bari and took a ferry to Croatia. We had pizza for three straight meals.