Poland

My little trip around the world continues...

Krakow, Poland

A city very wounded by the Second World War ..

The cost of living is very low compared to France for instance, which allows to enjoy even more !

 

First impressions, what struck me first was the atmosphere very pleasant and warm. Music tunes on the street, kids chasing pigeons, lively cafes, street stalls where obwarzanki are bought, these Polish breads in the shape of a crown ...

Visit by wandering around: admire the facades of the main square and the surrounding streets, see churches and other religious buildings, stroll through the old areas ...

The city center is largely pedestrian, which helps to make it welcoming. Some areas you can’t be dropped off by car near. We feel a great sense of security: the police patrol the streets very often. People are respectful, there is not always visible lights on the road but cars and even Trams ! stops to let you cross, you are mostly welcomed everywhere with a smile ...

Tram and the buses take everywhere in the agglomeration for a very affordable price.

I walked a lot and use my calves!

Tickets can be bought in the tram directly (the machine does not take notes though). Uber is also available and super cheap.

It is easily explored on foot: small streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants, paved floors, horse drawn carriages ... The main square (Rynek Glowny) is at the heart of local life. In the middle, there is the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) which houses many small craft shops and souvenirs.

The city is very well served by public transport, serving all important points of the city. There are also buses for slightly more remote areas like the Kopiec Kosciuszki, a big mount that allows you to observe the city from above. The city center can be easily visited on foot because it is not big.

See below some videos !

- Heart of Poland, Krakow is a welcoming cute city, a city of a thousand-year-long tradition -

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Food Love in Poland

Easy way to take 3kg over a weekend.. The food is incredibly delicious and portions are just crazy !

Here a little overview of all I proudly tasted.

Pork (kinda schnitzel), With mushrooms and cheese on top and mash potatoes,
Żureka soupe, oszczypki (cheese), pierogli (ravioli kind with stuffed meat and bacon), and tea, sausages, sweet things, , paczki and more...

---Check it out!

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The Auschwitz Memorial (guided visit)

Note an easy place to visit..

Place of memory above all, witnessed the suffering of thousands of men, stripped of their property, identity and dignity.

Similaar receipe as African Slavery that lasted over 400 years.

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The salt mines of Wieliczka

Wonderful place, dug by man through several centuries, the salt mines of Wieliczka are absolutely to see. The inner chapel is definitely worth a visit, the rooms are huge and the statues of salt are very beautiful.

See more !

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Places I Visited

  • The salt mines of Wieliczka

  • The new city of Nowa Huta

  • The Auschwitz Memorial (guided visit)

  • Rynek Główny

  • Basilique Sainte-Marie

  • Wawel castel

  • Katedra Wawelska

  • Sukiennice

  • St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)

  • Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

  • Planty Park

Places to Visit

  • old Jewish ghetto of Kazimierz which comes back to life and the factory of Oskar Schindler converted into a museum

  • More museums !

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Hello! I'm Jay, Welcome to my website LifeOnATrip ; sharing here my travel adventures and discoveries with few pictures & videos. One of my hobby is to collect stamps on my passport! I am not a (blogger) pro, just no-filter here :)  Hoping to give little travel inspiration to you! World Tour is never ending...

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