Day 8 in Europe: Day of transit from Krakow to Mostar, via Vienna and Dubrovnik

9 Oct

Today was a crazy day of travel logistics that only an obsessed travel planner like me can enjoy. It went like this:
– Train from central Krakow to airport.
– Flight from Krakow to Vienna, Austria.
– For 4-hour layover in Vienna, hopped train to city center and spent an hour and half walking past things like the Opera House and Parliament.
– Caught flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
– Had planned on spending an hour walking along the walls of this amazing Old Town, but the bus from airport to Old Town hit bad traffic. I was forced to spend just the half hour I could spare walking inside the walled city.
– Caught taxi to Dubrovnik bus station.
– Took 3-hour bus ride into Bosnia, to Mostar.
– Walked 10 minutes to check into my pensione.

Door to door took 15 hours. I felt like I was on that “Amazing Race” show.

Vienna was gray above and all around and I’m not sure I’d ever want to spend much more time there. The Dubrovnik Old Town is really special. I definitely would like to spend more time there some day.

Mostar … I’m not sure. Seems pretty dull. But I only saw it at night. I just hope the predicted rain for tomorrow holds off. Somehow I made it through 8 days in Europe in October without seeing a drop of rain. Gotta keep that streak alive for three more days.

Pics of Dubrovnik below. They really don’t do the place justice. The water around the city was clear and an amazing shade of blue.

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