Last post I’m sure I bored you all to death with my detailed description of my sickness. Well this is the blog post where it stops!
Early in the morning (think 6 AM) the tour group met up to catch the train to Kudowa Zdrój. The first train took about three hours and there was a dog riding as well! This cheered me up. Then we caught a second train for a quick 30 minute ride.
We had about four hours in Kudowa Zdrój to do whatever we wanted before going to the hotel. I got lunch and walked to see the thermal water. Kudowa Zdrój is known for its water, which has an abundance of calcium, sulfates, and other stuff I can’t remember.You can even drink the water and supposedly treat some conditions. The water comes warm and cold. I started with cold and stuck with it. Read more about Kudowa Zdrój
The taste was…very interesting, which is what my parents taught me to say when I hate something. If I had to explain it, I’d say it tasted like how I imagine radioactive water from the apoloclypse will taste. I ended up drinking three cups and then running out to catch up with the group.
My stomach felt very rumbley the rest of the night, but I did wake up the next morning without a sore throat OR runny nose. I think this is the part where I’m supposed tell you to always try things out and not judge blah blah blah. My real advice is just to try thermal water.
After meeting up the group made a pit stop before the hotel. I didn’t know about this pit stop until we literally stopped, so I didn’t know what to expect. It turns out that there’s some really cool rock formations in the Bohemia miuntains. They are called Błędne Skały which translates to “incorrect rocks.” It took us about 30 minutes to weave through the rocks, then there was a small hike back to our starting point.
It was a great experience and I was sad to go, but also exhausted from a long day of traveling. We headed to the hotel and walked right into a wedding reception. Unfortunately, we were staying at a hotel that was also hosting a wedding the same night. After having dinner we hoped the music would die down…but no. It got even louder. In the U.S. I’ve heard about noise laws for certain towns or counties. I don’t think Poland has any. The music continued to 3 AM, but there were 30-minute breaks with silence every so often, THANK GOODNESS. At least I got about five hours of sleep compared to three. Anyways, it was an adventure and it (mostly) brought the good in everyone in my tour. One person was hilariously angry, but this individual had been angry for basically the entire tour, so we barely even noticed.
PRO TIP: don’t stay in hotels the same night as weddings.