A few funny stories from Cracow...
Trip Start Apr 29, 2008
12Trip End May 25, 2008
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Back to our Cracow stories. (Hopefully you will find them entertaining.)
Mike and the National Museum - yesterday after viewing an incredibly beautiful museum collection (decorative arts and late 19th and 20th century Polish Art), Mike needed to use the restroom before leaving the museum. The restroom was located on the lower level. Mike went inside to be greated by a strange younger man drying his hands. When using the urinal, Mike was approached by this man who gestured to him and spoke in Polish. It did not take a rocket scientist to figure out what he was getting at. Stopping mid-stream (note this is coming directly from Mike)Mike put his hand out and said "get away from me". The man then pointed towards the stall and said something else. Mike then got angy and the man ran out the door. Let's just say this was not the warm welcome Mike wanted from Cracow!
Michelle and the hungry carriage horse - there are beautiful carriage horses all over town here. When we were walking today down the road one of the carriage horses suddendly turned its head and attempted to munch on my arm. Scared I slightly jumped and both Mike, myself and the carriage driver were laughing.
Bathroom in hostel - this morning when Mike was in the bathroom someone attempted to open the door (which was locked). After this person figured out that the door was locked for some odd reason he turned off the light (which is located outside the door). Meanwhile, Mike is still in this little bathroom with no lights. He immediately shouted "lights" and the friendly young Korean man responded "suurie" (sorry).
Restaurant - this evening. Mike and I went to a lovely traditional Polish restaurant. We had a wonderful waiter who spoke broken English (way better than our Polish). After we placed our order and the waiter delivered our food, Mike respectfully responded to the waiter with "Dzien dobry". The waiter began to laugh (a nice chuckle) because instead of saying "thank you" which was Mike's intention, he said "good morning". The proper response would have been "dziekuje". So, after ordering a second beer, Mike attempted to thank a separate waiter again and slipped with "Dzien dobry" again. This became the joke of the evening enjoyed by the wait staff, Mike and myself.
So, that's it for now. Stay tuned for our next blog...(mishaps :)