Ten years ago yesterday I flew to Krakow, Poland, where I stayed for the next (almost) two years, where I was in grad school. I just came across this gem, the first email I sent, after I arrived, August 2002-
-----Original Message-----From: lexiloooSent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:01 PMSubject:Hello everyone~~So here I am in Krakow. I wanted to say hello and give you my address aswell! I can't quite believe that I am really here, I think I never thoughtthe day would actually come! The flight was uneventful. I actually met agirl at Logan Airport who was coming here as well. Random, yes, I know, butrandom is my middle name! The in-flight meal on the way to Zurich waschicken with some sauce, but I felt like a grown-up when they served mewine! We had a long layover in Zurich, waiting for nearly six hours. Finallythe connection to Krakow was made, and we got here about 3pm. That in-flightmeal was some kind of stroganof, which was interesting. We were picked up atthe airport along with four other girls who had arrived from Chicago. Theyare all nice. Jessica, the girl who flew with me, lost her luggage, so thatwasn't such a nice thing to have happen. Hopefully they will find it soon.They brought us to the dorm, which is hardly East Hall! It should do though,for now, I suppose! My roommates name is April, she seems very nice. Theremay just be internet connections in the room...we are trying to figure itout. You know how happy that would make me! Haha. After that, we went on atour and saw some places, like Cloth Market Hall and many churches. It's sopretty. I'd been here before, of course, but maybe I forgot how magical itis. We went to dinner, and I had keilbasa! It was marvelous. Then we wentand sat outside at this outdoor restaurant, and listened to some live music.The atmosphere was excellent, lots of people around. Everything seems to begoing well so far. We have our own bathroom in our suite. There are twoother girls, one from Philadelphia and one from Australia. The four of usshare a bathroom. We have a window that overlooks the road, and I have thebed next to the window, with a windowsill for my picture frames! Yay.Classes begin next week. Well, the Polish classes anyway. The other main MAclasses don't begin until October. The people seem very nice. As it turnsout, I do have a phone number, but I don't know what it is. I will have tosend it out at a later date, but I will give you my address now. There willbe more updates to come...I'm sure you all remember the emails fromLuxembourg! I miss you all, and let me know what you are up to.Love, Lexilooo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~two years of great fun, great friends, great vodka.oh, and a Master's degree too.adventures of a lifetime, they most certainly were.Krakow, I'll love you for always.