Tim is really strange!
07.25.2010 - 07.25.2010 18 °F
It's Sam here for your reading pleasure! I don't know if anyone is still following this blog since no one is writing comments
On our third day in beautiful Krakow we went back to Wawel Hill to see the private royal apartments. You need an appointment for this and ours was at 11 a.m. The apartments were quite interesting filled with antique furniture, beautfil paintings, furniture and such. We even saw royal bathrooms.. hehe
On our way to the apartments we saw Tim who suddenly appeared on the street. He was like a ghost appearing and disappearing at random times and always wearing the same shirt and pants. He did take a shower but always wore the same outfit. Our friend Melanie told us he appeared to her the night before when she was lost and couldn't find her way back to the hostel so he escorted her lol! He also had checked out of the hostel but was apparently returning that day. The whole thing was very strange but he was very friendly.
After the tour of the apartments we sat at a nearby park and just chilled for a bit before heading to the Main square to meet our free tour. It was pretty rainy that day but we had our handy rain jackets so it was all good.
At 3 p.m. we met with the tour group in front of the main church. Our tour guide was a nice guy from Krakow who looked like a young JPII no kidding. We walked for around 3 hours up and down the Jewish Quarter, ghetto and over to the Schindler factory where there is now a museum and you can see pictures of the people that were saved by Oskar Schindler. The tour was very informative but very tiring as well.
We got back to the hostel and decided to take it easy and watch a movie with our hostelmates. We picked Babel which I hadn't seen and it turned out to be pretty good. Almost the whole hostel gathered to watch at some point and the hostel staff even made us popcorn. We then just chatted in the common area and were feeling pretty sad since this would be our last night there. This hostel had been by far the best so far with the coolest people. Justyna, one of the hostel workers was telling us how Czech language sounded childlish to Polish ears and warning us that in Czech they tend to put three consonants together. Then Tim of course said that he would have a hard time pronouncing that but he thought that it was the same consonant like ppp or nnn and he was trying to say that lol! Everyone was just befuddled by him. He was nice but by far the strangest person we have met on this trip so far.