Day 22. People, leave me the f**k alone, was what I kept thinking when I was in Kraków. I just needed a break from the hyper-social vibes of hostels, which is squarely impossible to avoid when you sleep in a hostel. Yes, you always have the choice to ignore people, but that would automatically make you three things:
- The Grinch.
- A target to get your food stolen in the fridge.
Nevertheless, there are just days I need to be on my own. Unfortunately, those days, I always miserably fail to put that very sensible thought into words because I’m too busy craving for crucial things such as Quality-Solo-Time and My-Own-Bubble. So I failed, and said to that girl, “Of course we should go to the Salt Mines together!” The next day I woke up early to split before she got up and I went to the Salt Mines on my own.
And I’m sorry, but it was amazing.
I could disappear in my head, forget everything, be quiet, take thousands of pictures, and admire Wieliczka’s numerous salt sculptures and chambers 135 meters below the ground of Kraków.
After that solitary journey, I retrieved the average level of tolerance toward the rest of the world. Enough to do my first hostel’s Pub Crawl, which included a power hour and was definitely a bad idea. But lots of fun!
I did get some food stolen in the fridge, though.
Tip: Krakville Tours is the cheapest way to the Salt Mines. 79 Zlotys when you’re a student. Other companies go up to 119 Zlotys, even those suggested by hostels.
Fail Count: 2