We had just over 24 hours in Krakow for a Business Review Day back in January 2005, made more difficult by the fact we landed in Warsaw instead due to - and I quote - "the female pilot not wanting to land the plane in heavy snow". Actually, I think it was more because Krakow airport was accommodating dignitaries for the 60th anniversary of Auschwitz, but what a funny excuse to use!
Just found this on the web to confirm:
"On 27th of January, 2005 over forty heads of state, among them presidents of Russia - Vladimir Putin, Germany - Horst Koehler and France's - Jacques Chirac, government heads and even high rank of European royalty will gather at the ceremony of 60th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation."
Anyway... there we were stuck in Warsaw when we needed to be in Krakow to meet our bosses. Plenty of ex-tour leaders amongst us who pulled rank and got us on a train. It ended up being a great socialising session with weird and wonderful food - and beer. Can't remember if there was vodka...
For me, the highlight of the whole day was, on arrival, dumping our bags at the hotel and then battling in a massive snowball fight right in the middle of Krakow coming up for being in the middle of the night. Nothing like releasing the pressure before a hard day of seriousness!
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.