Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Today I had my first successful train ride and got to work on time!  I also was able to deal with a non-English-speaking ticket counter.  The conversation went something like this, translated for your convenience:

Me: Do you speak English?
Her: No.
Me: OK.  I must have ticket from Kraków Głowny to Krakow Business Park.
[Note, I'm standing in Kraków Głowny at this point, so it's an awkward phrasing. "Here" would have been a better choice of words, but I had temporarily forgotten the word for it. I now remember that it's "tutaj" (too-tay).]
Her: OK.
Me: I need it for...for...["month" (in English)]
Her: [incomprehensible Polish]
Me: ...I don't understand
Her: [pointing at calendar] July?
Me: Yes!
Her: OK.

It got me what I needed.  Fortunately now that I've actually started working with coworkers that speak English well, I have a resource for asking questions more than once every three days.

Today it was raining when I went out after work, so I didn't take my camera. I will make up for it by taking a picture of my apartment for you.

It's cozy, but not bad with just me.  When Laurel arrives we'll see how it feels.  Regardless, it has everything I need, and I'm dealing with the lack of air conditioning OK.

That's about it for today.  Being a weekday, I had less time to go exploring.  Tomorrow I will try running before work and seeing if I can still make it in on time!


Laurel Blough said...

I so need to work on my Polish phrases.

Andy said...

It definitely comes in handy. I need to keep working on mine, too!

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