Day 12 /// Poland and the Czech Republic
October 9, 2020
Statement of the Trip: Gold
We decided to change up our original route plan a bit and travel to Prague instead of Krakow. This was approximately a 350-mile drive. On the way, we decided to clean the cars, and took the opportunity to speak with the locals at the civic station and curiously received an offer from someone who wanted to buy one of our cars — but for his wife.
As we continued on our way, we noticed a facility that looked like something out of Mad Max or a massive Hollywood set. It was a huge power station with coolant towers that were nearly 300 feet tall, juxtaposed with a hydroponic greenhouse. We drove right up to the gates and took photos of the facility, despite a security guard lurking in the shadows.
After we secured our key art, we hit the road again and wound up in Prague, which has very picturesque, classic, Gothic architecture. We reached the hotel, which was rather decadent and totally empty because of COVID-19. The lobby was about 16,000 square feet, and we had it almost exclusively to ourselves.