I flew out to Poland during Thanksgiving break, the flights were reasonable and Poland was just getting started on Christmas celebrations which are a big deal over there. Krakow is a pleasant city, there are ample places to eat and drink at and at rather cheap prices in comparison to other European countries I've traveled to. Everything I ate was great, which is not something I can say all the time. I also flew out to Warsaw for the tail-end of my trip. It was alright, I think Krakow has more character.
There was a ton of horse carraiges out in the main square, I'm told the horses are very well taken care of.
The carraiges do provide some old world charm to the square I must admit.
Pope John Paul is from Krakow so his face pops up often.
Wawel castle perched above the Krakow. Very well maintained property.
I wasn't thrilled about the idea of going to a concentration camp as part of a vacation but I think that sometimes it's worthwhile to do stuff that makes you uneasy. Naturally, I didn't take many photos there and the whole experience was erie and unsettling. I think it's a one and done type of thing, I don't think I'd ever want to go back there.
I had a great time in Poland. I am kind of glad I went during the season I did because it wasn't terribly crowded, or filled with douche bags, which according people I talked to it does happen when the weather is warmer. It was nice to be able to chat with locals deep into the early hours over pints of cheap piwa. I can't recommend visiting Poland enough!
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