What did the dwarves usually eat?

Do you know how many dwarfs there are?

Exactly 239 dwarfs are hiding in the streets and alleys of Wroclaw (German: Breslau) and more are to come ...

In February I went on another trip. This time to Poland with three other volunteers: We were two Germans, one Spaniard and one Turkish woman.

It started in Budapest with the legendary Polskibus, of which we have heard a lot of stories. Unfortunately, the Polskibus also disappointed us and came an hour late. We then spent the night in the bus and arrived in Wroclaw in the morning.

Although a bit tired we made our way to the hostel. We were a little surprised there, because unlike in the typical hostels with bag packers from all over the world, we mainly met Polish men over 40 in sweatpants. We also shared a room with two of you. Finally we spent two days in Wroclaw with the jogging pants men.

The main attraction was, as mentioned above, the little dwarfs that are scattered all over the city. Originally the dwarfs were a symbol of the “orange alternative” in the 1980s, criticizing the communist regime in Poland, but nowadays they are used for tourist purposes.

Otherwise it is also a very beautiful city with many bridges and very nice corners. But I liked our next stop in Krakow even better. There we were also in a "normal" hostel, very cheap and very nice.

Here we took part in various free tours, all of which I can highly recommend: a street art tour, an old town tour and a macabre tour in the dark. I really liked the Jewish quarter and the old town, but the Wawel Castle is also very beautiful.

During our stay in Poland we of course also tasted traditional food and drinks, so we ate the Polish version of Maultaschen and I ordered Kompot in a pub and was laughed at because it is a non-alcoholic drink made from fruits and which you usually drink for lunch or children drink it. On the last day I finally drank it in a Polish restaurant.

Finally we went back to Hungary again at night with our new friend, the Polski Bus.