Wroclaw doesn’t sound anything like it’s spelt. It’s actually pronounced ‘Frot-swav’ but I’m just going to call it THE CLAW it’s easier. It’s much busier than Poznan and a little more modern. The city is covered in pubs, restaurants and spectacular churches. You’ll have no difficulty in finding a cheap place to stay either with around 30 hostels, most between £5 and £10 a night. The main way people get around is by walking or by the endless stream of trams that pass by. Unlike the cities in Germany or the Netherlands not many people use bikes here, although there is quite a good cycle network in town. The traffic that drives through the city is quite fast and you really need to wait for the lights to change before you can cross the streets.
I met with Matti and Niko again a few days ago and spent some time exploring the city. The good part of The Claw is small enough to walk around. Although some of the city is inaccessible due to the football ‘Fan Zones’. It’s crazy warm here just now. It was 35 degrees yesterday and 20 degrees throughout the night. Apparently it’s the warmest city in Poland. I’m staying here for the next few days because of the epic number of thunderstorms approaching. I don’t fancy going over the mountains into Czech and being the only thing for miles. Karma will be able to get me back too easily.
The internet in this hostel is not the best. If you know anything about computers then you will know that an upload speed of 0.02 Mbps and a ping of 2 seconds is super duper pish, so it took me about 2 hours just to upload the pictures from the last few days.
On another note, this is all I have to help me learn Polish…