Today was a day where I really didn’t do anything and, yet, it was one of my best days on the trip…
I woke up late – well, as late as I could with a 10am checkout time.
I was leaving for the airport at 3pm so I had a few hours to kill.
The plan was to go out, grab some lunch, and explore for a bit on my own.
Of course it was raining yet again – I actually think I’ve only had 3 or 4 sunny days on this entire trip.
After walking around for awhile I finally just settled for a sandwich and some goulash at Subway.
I went back to the hostel around 1:00 and just watched some TV shows on my computer and before you knew it – it was time to go to the airport.
I know – this is such riveting stuff!
Now, originally I hadn’t planned on going to Warsaw at all. I had heard it was just a big city and there wasn’t much to do there.
A sold out overnight train to Krakow this evening changed my plans and now I was boarding a flight to Warsaw instead arriving in Krakow a couple days later by a different train.
I gotta tell ya – thank God Warsaw got thrown into the mix.
Not because of the city itself – I still haven’t really seen it – I’ll do that tomorrow.
Nope, there were a few other things…
My hostel – Patchwork hostel – while being a large industrial type hostel had a very welcoming vibe to it.
Or maybe it’s because when I opened the door to my room 305 there was NO ONE else in the room – just me!
Oh my God!
A whole room to myself! A full nights’ sleep!
This was amazing!
Later I went out into the cold Warsaw night and happened upon an authentic little restaurant that served perogies and sausage among other things.
I started with a plate of sour rye soup with horseradish egg and grilled white sausage and finished off with a plate of perogies with bacon.
And a refreshing (and maybe a bit addictive) chilled summer fruit infusion drink.
Me thinks I’ll be back there tomorrow…
The night turn an even better turn when I met up with a girl I had found on Tinder.
We hung out for awhile and before I knew it, it was after midnight and I was walking back to the hostel.
It was cold. It was rainy.
And I didn’t have a care in the world…