Jaskinia Ciemna (Dark Cave), Ojcow National Park

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#15 of 17 in Nature in Lesser Poland Province
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  • A little disappointed not to see you recommend a Short impression take warm clothing
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  • In a previous post a few weeks ago, I asked the question "How do you get easiest from Krakow to Ojcow National Park?", but no one who could answer any question drew attention to it. Now can I straighten out the question mark: the receptionist at the hotel informs us that it is the simplest operation in the world; It is just for us to take us into Krakow's central train station and there take the bus marked with "Narodowy". In a box office at the Central station bus station asking after current coach. The Lady at the door shaking his head and Announces dryly that some such buses with that name, they have certainly not and she has no idea where the bus possibly could resign from. Or rather, she shakes surprised me on the head with a blank gaze. At the Central station's tourist information, we will tell you of a spirited young woman that we of our hotel receptionist told that bus to Ojcow from the same station. Her smile it differently, in a concerned requesting my: "But why she said that?" We do not know and therefore cannot give her a satisfactory answer, "she says again, smiling to the bus to Ojcow, where we absolutely must if we wanted to go, starts from the Kamienna 8 and bus shall bear a sign with either Ojcow or scale, which she correctly writes down on a slip of paper. The above address is just a 20-minute brisk walk from the station. Unless it is 30 degrees, then you should expect at least another 10 minutes. At Kamienna 8 is a bus station. Or rather, a sort of parking, on which the helter-skelter is propounded a number of minibuses. All with plates resting on the dashboard, but none with the city names Ojcow or scale. For a number of bus drivers, we show the note we received from the tourist office. Like the lady behind the door shaking the miss comforting at their heads. By their body language, we understand that such a bus is not available and the names are completely and totally unfamiliar. We remind ourselves that there is a major tourist centre in the old town, on foot we head there-an invigorating walk on so-so 40 minutes. Once there, we get by even a smiling tourist hostess know that bus to Ojcow departs from Kamienna 8. When we tell her to just been there and, so to say, straight from the horse's mouth found out that this is not the case, she becomes less secure. "I'm not an expert on what lies outside the Krakow city and you should therefore consult the part of tourist information centre responsible for that which does not belong to my area of expertise, it is located at the bottom of that corridor," she says seriously and points out the direction. In front of us in the queue penetrates a woman into, as it turns out, wants to know when a special tram leaves a particular stop, and when it reaches another about one kilometer away. Of a slightly confused tourist hostess, she after some key knocking answer, on which the woman responds that she would know when she gets up she goes a little later. A number of equally confusing questions later, we get access to the hostess, who, having taken part of our story calling the owner of the bus company is supposed to operate on the route Krakow-Ojcow. The latter will certify the bus departs from Kamienna 8, "but one can also take a taxi," said the hostess with a smile, "it costs 60 PLN so-so where". We head down to the taxi station, where the first car in the queue would have a minimum of 130 PLN and then without the meter is switched on. We accept and give clear instructions on that we want to the parking lot below Ojcow Castle, from where a large number of hiking trails. The driver nods and drive us to the mentioned place, but once there he says he just wants to show us where to can launch a series of mountain bike trails, which is much more fun and better than to walk, and run away from the parking lot. In the back seat, we look at each other and then try to establish a contact with the driver, who no longer seem to be aware that he has two passengers. "Can you stop the car, you must turn around and run back, watching this on a map where we are going," says we are hanging over the passenger seat. "Map", he replies "I am sour, taxi driver and does not use maps. Now we are going to another castle. " Nothing helps. He drives us to another castle (near Bradbury's fictional Slaka), ensures that we get out of the car and drive off with a short wave in the rearview mirror. It is possible to wander even from this castle, but it is not as long as we had expected-we need to get to the parking lot below Ojcow Castle from where the bus to Cracow should go. We must, after all, a nice and varied hiking and we manage to make a few detours, as drygar out the route. All the trails are well-marked and at the tourist office in the old town you can buy a map of the National Park and its trails. When the bus back, leaving a few minutes before the scheduled time, we will arrive at 8 notice Kamienna we would previously have been waiting for the supposed bus parking lot and quickly jump on the bus, which only makes a short stop. Lesson learned: be strategically placed in the parking lot and wait for a bus that has a sign with the name Ojcow in the front window. The company that operates the stretch called the UniBus and on their website there is a timetable.
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  • The cave is rather modest. A highlight is the fact that the Interior we go only with the usual świwcami that before giving away the Guide. In addition, included in the recreated was the position of Neanderthals. I would recommend in conjunction with walk the green trail with beautiful scenic sites in the Valley of the pradnik.
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