Thursday, 10 May 2018

Krakow, Poland (DoubleTree by Hilton, Krakow)

Today I’m leaving for Prague. You’d think that going by train would be quicker, given the distance between the two cities, as the crow flies. From checking the time tables, a train would take somewhere around eight hours, while flying there consists of two short one-hour flights. True, a little more expensive, but I wouldn’t look forward to sitting on a train for eight hours. The downside is the three-hour plus layover in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Since I had plenty of time to catch my 1:10 p.m. flight from Krakow to Dusseldorf, I used the time to really go through my suitcase and re-organize it. This was important more so today because Eurowings is very strict on the weight of passenger’s luggage. I had to make sure my suitcase was less than 23 kgs.

I left the hotel for the airport earlier than I needed to, just to make sure I gave myself time to check my suitcase and go through security. As it turned out, because my flight was delayed by 45 minutes, I had ample time. I’d rather have the extra time than rush through the airport. I’ve done that and have learned my lessons. The Krakow airport is very modern and efficient airport, so didn’t mind waiting at all. I bought some water and a small sandwich, knowing that the snacks served on the two flights would be minimal.

During the layover in Dusseldorf, I used the time to update the travel blog. But I wasn’t able to upload pictures due to the slow Internet connection speed. The flight from Dusseldorf to Prague was on time and the flight was a little more than one hour.

It was 8:00 p.m. when the plane landed in Prague and catching a taxi from the airport to the hotel was easy. The room that the hotel reserved for me was very nice and quiet. The elevators were similar to the ones I had in Seville. In this hotel, you enter the floor you’d like to go to, then put your room card key under the sensor, and you’re shown which elevator (A, B, C, or D) will take you to your floor.

When I got to my room I was hungry and was told the executive lounge would have some snacks. Guess I got there too late. There was only a little cheese and some fruit remaining. I decided to order something from room service and ordered a risotto, figuring that it would fill me up. It did.

Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. I’m meeting my Airbnb host at my first four night reservation. It is a new and modern apartment with a balcony and a nice view of the city. I’m looking forward to cooking for myself again.

 

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