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Published: October 28th 2008
On the way towards the main square, look up and down and seek those gnomes.
Wroclaw, home of 'the Red Baron' and lately over fifty gnomes are waiting for you to find them. This is my last stop in Poland. I'm in the German part of Poland and very few people speak English here. In fact, the international ticket agent at train station didn't speak English. Luckily a young customer understood that I was looking for day passes for trams and pointed me in direction of kiosks outside the building.
I'm in a hostel with no washing machines, despite the fact that hostel-bookers advertised it as having free laundry. I couldn't get refund to move to another hostel, so that left me with the challenge of finding the one and only laundromat (not dry cleaner) in the city. Quite a feat. Hostel people said there were none, other hostel staff had broken dryer and asked me to come back the next day, and finally the tourist bureau agent in central square informed me that I had two options: all main department stores will take clothes and return them clean the next day or there was one laundromat in suburbs. And so my main adventure yesterday was catching trams and getting off at the correct stop (now
that is a trick in itself) and finding number 52 (when half the buildings had no number) and getting there on time for the three hour process. I did it! And I got to see more of the city, without the tourist sites.
And when I wasn't on my quest for clean clothes, I was on a quest to find gnomes and snap pictures for you. Hope you enjoy them, the weather wasn't the brightest, yet the central city was quite lovely.
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