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Traveling to Lviv Ukraine

Traveling to Lviv Ukraine

Our initial research on traveling over land to Lviv showed that it could be quite challenging. While the distance from Krakow to Lviv is only a little over 200 km, it takes a bit of time to get there by land. The border crossing is notorious for being slow due to smugglers.

From Krakow, we opted to take a train to the border town of Przemyśl. From there we would take a bus across the border and on to Lviv.

Train

We arrived at Krakow’s Central Station around 9 am, just missing a train to Przemyśl. There wasn’t much information around, so we found a ticket kiosk and purchased a ticket for the next train, which left just before 11 am. We were surprised to find the train quite empty and ended up sharing a cabin with an older woman.

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Discovering Poland

Discovering Poland

To be honest, I wasn’t impressed when I stepped out of the bus in the Warsaw’s city center. I saw many modern buildings with shopping centers around me and a tall soviet era building, the Palace of Culture and Science, which sticks out as a sore thumb and is not very well liked by the locals.

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However, Poland quickly grew on me. Not only because of the beauty of beautiful and quaint “new” old towns of Warsaw and Krakow, but mostly because of the people we met in the country that has had such a rough history.

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