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Wawel Hill

We travel by train from Budapest to Krakow hopefully by overnight train departing on May 29th from Hungary...

Krakow was lovely...except for the rain again (brrrr).  We didn't let that stop us, and thoroughly explored the old town and Wawel Hill (pronounced "vavel").  We've discovered two things we like in Poland - Pierogi & Milk Bars.  Pierogi is like ravioli, except with different fillings and no tomato sauce topping.  It's very good!!!  Milk bars are not a bunch of cows lined up waiting to give you fresh milk to drink, but rather they are government subsidized self-service cafeterias.  We ate at one for 18 zloty - about $6, including soup and sodas.  We LIKE milk bars, lol.

Center of Krakow
  and the food was good!

We mailed a large box home (to ourselves, since we figure we'll get home before it at this point) from the post office and it cost less than we thought it would considering it weighed 5.3kg (there are gifts in it).  I'm told that was a really long sentence, but you get the idea...

We hope we took some neat night pictures in Krakow...we also took the tram to nearby Nova Huta.  Nova Huta was a planned Soviet community, one of three in Europe of its type.  it was supposed to be the "ideal" soviet community, where dads could take the tram to work after happily waving goodbye to the kids in the middle courtyards and the moms would wait at home in the kitchens cooking dinner (ugh).  It actually looked nicer than we thought it would, and would probably fit into most city suburb communities...

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Wawel Hill
Wawel Hill
Center of Krakow
Center of Krakow
Krakow at night
Krakow at night
Ronalda Reagana (Ronald Reagan) Sq…
Ronalda Reagana (Ronald Reagan) S…
Krakow
photo by: EmyG