Walking tour of the city and a barbecue at our hostel
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Today Lori and I signed up to do a walking tour of the city because we didn't know a lot about Krakow and we figured that a walking tour would be good way to find out about a lot of the history of the city. We met our tour guide and then set off. We were told a lot of info about the city, most of it I can't really remember. We walked uo to the Wawel Castle and walked around it. It seemed like a really interesting place and Krakow is a neat, different city I think.
After the castle we walked over past a lot of old churches, apparently there are a ton in Krakow. We only went into one though. In this one there was a very famous piece of stained glass that was really beautiful. There was also a painting in honor of a Jewish priest that was sent to Auschwitz and gave his life to save a stranger.
After that church we saw where Pope John Paul lived and worked before he was the Pope. From there we walked to the University district, Krakow is a uni town, there are a ton of students living there apparently. The walking tour left us off somewhere, no idea where. Lori and I decided we wanted to see the Jewish Quarter. Well that turned out to be a little tricky as we couldn't find it. We walked for quite a while before deciding to quit and just get food.
After that we went back to our hostel and hung out with the people from our room and our hostel was also having some sort of barbecue with free food, so we hit that up. Then me and Lori and a few people went to a club in Krakow and had some drinks before hitting the hay.