Krakow

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The castle

After arriving at the airport in Krakow we followed the instructions we were give and got on the bus that would take us to the train station.  We stood in the bus, crammed like sardines in a can, between hot and sweaty people for about 10 minutes waiting or the driver to arrive but he finally did and drove us the whole HALF A MILE to the train station!  As everyone got off the bus there was one thing on everyone’s mind, "if we ever come here again, we'll just walk that!"  Anyway a smooth, quick train journey followed by a tram ride (not quite so smooth - we nearly got on the tram going the wrong way) left us with about a 10 minute walk to our hotel.  So, after travelling by car, plane, bus, train, tram and foot we were finally at the hotel.

With a few hours left before it was time to get a meal we had a look at the castle, which was nice then had a quick walk through part of the old town.

Part of the castle grounds

Other sights we went to look at in Krakow were the dragons cave, which consisted of going down a couple of dozen steep spiral steps then a 30 second walk through a somewhat unspectacular hole in the rock.  Never mind, the dragon itself was quite good (well, the sculpture of a dragon that is) and every so often it would breath fire.  We also had a look around the main square after it had gone dark and although th square was not in the same league as St Marks square in Venice or Prague’s main square, it was still nice and there was plenty of activity including buskers and people dancing with fire.

My verdict of the city:  Nice, but I wouldn't want to spend more than a few days there.

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The castle
The castle
Part of the castle grounds
Part of the castle grounds
The Castle
The Castle
The dragon
The dragon
The clock tower in the main square
The clock tower in the main square
The main square at night
The main square at night
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photo by: EmyG