Krakow

POLAND

About Krakow

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50.0647° N
19.9450° E

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"Great food, cheap booze and friendly locals. There isn't much else you can ask for from Poland."

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.

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There was a ton of horse carraiges out in the main square, I'm told the horses are very well taken care of.

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The carraiges do provide some old world charm to the square I must admit.

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Pope John Paul is from Krakow so his face pops up often.

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Wawel castle perched above the Krakow. Very well maintained property.

Auschwitz concentration camp

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.

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Final Thoughts

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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Brunch is pretty great here.

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