segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2008

Just a small glance

As the title says... just a glance ;)

As i told my dearest friend Isabel the other day, here's another post just to say that i post something... to give something to read, to show you that i'm, alive.... and of course to make you laugh about my sad figure... :D

segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2008

Krakow! - The Story!

Ok, here we go... first trip since i'm in Łódź! And my overall coment is:


The trip started with us being late, therefor losing our first train... "Ok, no worries, because we have another in one hour... let's eat!"

One hour later and we are in the train:

With so much time and nothing really important to do...

This second photo is not even worth a comment. :D

The best thing is that when we arrived to Warsaw the last train of the day to Krakow had alread left!!
After speaking so much to polish people who don't speak english, we managed to find a way... "Let's go to Katowice and then finally to Krakow! Let's!"
"That or wait here in Warsow until 5am!!"

Ok, when you are in a 3 hour train trip, and you start to be hungry, what's the best thing to do? Take out all your pans, bread, canned tuna, sausages and bols and eat! :D

No knife? Not to worry! The tip of the can will work just fine! :D

And so we arrived to Katowice:

The sun here was amazing!!! ehehe

One hour later, we were on the third and last train, the one to Krakow. This was the worst train i've been on. It was very old, and the smell was awfull! And to help, it was already full, so we had to go as the pictures bellow show:

But... in the end it all went ok, and since we survided we still had some smiles to show (well, not everybody, but almost all of us).

Here's a small image with the summary trip:

If it wan't for the missed train, we would do only 2 trips.

Ok, finally 4 hours delayed, we are at our Hostel... Seventh Heaven...
Virgins? Not gonna tell :P

The first day, was mostly spent on knowing the city center, and trying to find some information about how to go to Mines of Salt.
This is a picture that i took in a bar, with a shot from the city center taken from the sky.

And now, some clowny figures that we made along with some buildings. Since the post is already to long, i'm not going to explain (and of course i don't know them all too) nor talk about them. Just some Wiki links.

Right in the middle of Main Market Square

Everybody was willing to smash their faces on the floor! :D

Witch one is better? :D

Portuguese flags!!!! WEEEEE

St. Mary's Basilica



Ok, the next photo was made with love and affect to somebody, who i bet is now crying like a baby missing last year's trips! :D
By the way, this is the post that you should see to understand this "joke attempt".
(Kariokinha, you owe me a beer for that kind of publicity :P)

Some pictures around Wawel

Me and the girls xD

Now, this was a funny story..
"Sandor, ask the guy how much is to ride the coach, and for how long." (Sandor speaks Polish xD)
Sandor - "He says 100 zlotys"
Nuno and the rest - "nheeee... no.. let's go home."
The coach man then asks for 80... and we continue to say no, until Sandor says, "50, now or never!"
The result... the pictures bellow, and an Alex guy drunk alike! :D

If you want you can see the video with better quality... just choose the option watch in good quality

Some monuments seen from the coach :P eheh

And that was pretty much it from the first day.

The second day, (and unfortunately the last one started with the trip to the Mines of Salt of Wieliczka (wiki link), just me and Nini. The others stayed at home sleeping! xD

We had to go until the 54th floor underneath the surface. 7 steps each, 378 total!
By the way, if you ever go to these mines, just try to find in 48th or 50th floor something like "Para was here" or "Para, Portugal 2008" written in the wall :D

Inside already we saw so many things, mainly composed by salt, and a lot of mockup just showing how miners used to work here. I must say that the mechanical systems they used in here here pretty good. It was really unbelievable to see all of this.

Finally outside again, some photo shoots! :D

Building on top of the mines

My favorite picture of the day :)

And it was all for the day... just a few pictures before departure, righ in front of Krakow's Galeria.

The whole group:

And at last in the come back train. Just to make a small comparison, the first trip costed us 70 zlotys and took us 11 hours to arrive. And the comeback trip costed us 30 Zlotys, and 5 hours... Similar right? :D

I may have the glasses, but i was sleeping.

The End!!!