I’ve decided to do this destination blog post about Krakow a bit differently and split it into a few sections, rather than have one continuous post about my visit. Hopefully it’ll be an enjoyable read, but as always, feedback is appreciated.
With six and a half months left on my passport, I had decided that there was just enough time to maximise its use and take another trip before that pesky, post-Brexit, six-month expiry rule kicked in. Therefore, with a cheap hostel booked and some equally cheap flights, I was up and heading to Luton at 0400 ready for my flight to Krakow with Wizz.
Given that both were explored in the same day, it makes sense that this Exploring the East Coast follows on the from the last. This Exploring the East Coast had me starting at the least used station in Tyne and Wear, Manors, before continuing into Newcastle itself and then visiting the oddly underserved Chester-Le-Street.
Having arrived from Prague into the airline’s largest hub at Zurich, my onward flight, and the last of my trip, was of course with Swiss International Air Lines. When planning my itinerary, I’d tried to balance giving myself enough time for any connections, whilst also attempting to get onboard different aircraft for each leg.
After a very busy few days ticking off three new countries, exploring three new cities and travelling on three international trains it was time to break the run of threes and catch the first of two flights that would get me back to Heathrow to end my trip. Despite booking my flights with Lufthansa, I was actually flying with a different member of the Lufthansa Group, Swiss International Air Lines, commonly known simply as Swiss.
Having thoroughly enjoyed my time in Prague, along with Budapest and Bratislava, it was time for my trip to come to an end and so I headed back to the airport to start the journey home. With some time to spare before check-in opened I decided to make use of Prague airport's visitor’s terrace and see what it had to offer.