My adventure began with a late afternoon flight from St. Louis (STL) to Atlanta (ATL) and then ATL to Amsterdam (AMS). Seven hours and forty-five minutes later, we landed in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
My 3-hour layover gave me enough time to clear customs, freshen up, and then find a nice Asian Bistro in Terminal E. It was lunch time, and I was hungry for a hearty noodle soup dish. The soup satisfyingly hit my hunger spot and I felt re-energized for the final leg of my trip to Kraków, Poland (KRK). It was nice to take my time in between terminals and wander about in Schiphol Airport. The long walk to Terminal B offered plenty of shopping delights along the way. Now I wished I had an extra suitcase for souvenirs to buy on the way home.
After boarding my flight from AMS we arrived in KRK on time at 16:15. This was an earlier arrival than what I anticipated because I cleared customs in AMS instead of KRK. I had to call the hotel where I’m staying for two nights and asked them if they could send my transfer (shuttle taxi) earlier. They were gracious to send the driver upon my request.
Friday afternoon traffic to and from KRK airport, allowed for some sight-seeing along the way. By 18:00, I was checked in and finally in my hotel room. I opted to order and dine-in since I was too tired to venture out for dinner. Afterwards, I sent an email to the coordinator of the Summer Program I was participating in and told her I arrived in Kraków. Praise the Lord! I made it to another European city traveling solo!! I think I’m beginning to get used to this and can’t wait to wander and explore Kraków in the morning.
Read more about my trip:
- 2021 Solo Travel to Europe Birthday Getaway
- Exploring Krakow – Part 2 of My First Trip to Poland (during Covid-19)
- Polish Countryside – Part 3
- Bachledowka – Part 4
- Zakopane – Part 5
- Last Day in Kraków – Part 6