Pull up session after climbing
The first stop on the trip was Krakow in Poland. We had a ridiculously early flight out of London Southend (technically in Essex...not London!). Our flight was at 7.20am which meant we had to wake up at 3.30am as it took over an hour to get to the airport from where we were staying! By the time we arrived in Krakow we were exhausted so we dropped our bags at the hostel and wandered around the city. Over the next few days we explored the old town, visited Wawel castle, enjoyed beers with a new Polish friend (which Scott enjoyed a little too much and regretted on our bus trip the next day) and did an all day tour of Auschwitz concentration camp. Visiting Auschwitz was a very sobering experience and a terrible reminder of what people are capable of doing to each other.
After a few days in Krakow we caught a bus to Zakopane. We stayed in a hostel right near the Tatra mountains. On our second day we did a 10 hour hike around the mountains where I discovered I am terribly unfit!! We also probably should have packed better jumpers - it was freezing up there. The hike was amazing though!!