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.
Having only briefly passed through the city on my way to Budapest, I arrived back into Prague’s Hlavna station onboard the Hungaria from Bratislava, with a couple of nights stay planned in the city to explore. Known as the ‘Golden City’ or the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, the historic centre of Prague has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992.
Located on the border between Bratislava’s new and old towns, Hlavna station is the city’s (and possibly Slovakia’s) most important railway station with direct connections to Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland and the rest of Slovakia. I arrived into the station just after 1800 onboard the EC272 from Budapest.
Having travelled from Prague on the Metropol Sleeper, I arrived into the stunning Budapest Nyugati station about eight in the morning. With under 48 hours in the Hungarian capital, I had limited time to explore and so the first task was to find somewhere to dump my bag.
Back in December we were heading down to Bath for a friend’s party and, deciding to make the most of the journey to the south-west, took the opportunity to enjoy a weekend in the historic City. Staying to the south of the city, we were a short drive from the party location, whilst also being on a bus route into the city centre.
visit Nairn and Elgin along the Firth of Forth coast. Unfortunately, having been met with departure boards showing cancelled, we weren’t able to head east and so, after a rapid replan, jumped onboard an ScotRail class 170 bound for Edinburgh with the plan to jump of in another of Scotland’s seven cities, Perth.