Krakow - Poland

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Main Market Square

I had a "Wow, I'm in Poland" feeling when I got off the train.. No particular reason why... Probably just because I never planned to go hahaa.

I locked my bag at the train station and had from about 7h30 until 11h30 to walk around until the train I wanted to Auschwitz.

Not all 4 hours were spent walking though. It was cold and rainy, and when I got to the main market square I spotted a hostel and thought I might check to see if they had a computer I could use. They did and it was free. I had a lot of things to do online so I wasn't able to catch up the blog at this point and decided I would come back for another go later.

I went to Auschwitz and spent about 2.5 hours there with a British man and his Polish wife (very useful because not many Polish speak English).

Auschwitz gates

Concentration camps are not meant to be fun but informative and a historical reminder. I am glad I made the trip.

I left a bit before I wanted to because I was starving and had  a2 hour train back to Krakow. I decided on the ride I wanted a hot Polish meal when I saw ads on the tourist map I had haha.

The restaurant was near the square I was in earlier but I took another route from the station to see more of the city.

I got a beer and pork roast with a Polish gravy served with potato dumplings. It was good and I left a tip even though I was unsure of the Polish custom.

After the meal I walked through the square and back to the hostel to catch up. I only left when it was time to go catch the train.

I presented my ticket to the same guy as I had the previous night from Prague to Krakow (strange haha). He tried to tell me that I needed to pay more because my railpass was not good for Czech and he had just let it slide last night. I told him I would pay and he let me on. He never asked for any money haha.

cmari11 says:
Just kyle asked something like how many degrees it was where you are and I thought he meant you had gone somewhere
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008
dnguy47 says:
....what do you mean where am i?
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008
cmari11 says:
Ah, okay
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008
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Main Market Square
Main Market Square
Auschwitz gates
Auschwitz gates
New country, new money
New country, new money
Main Market Square
Main Market Square
Cathedral in Main Market Square
Cathedral in Main Market Square
Main Market Square
Main Market Square
To Auschwitz
To Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz fences
Auschwitz fences
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Hitler sayas Poland must be conque…
Hitler sayas Poland must be conqu…
This photo was pretty moving. Can …
This photo was pretty moving. Can…
The same with th is one
The same with th is one
Polish war unis
Polish war uni's
This is the list of names of the P…
This is the list of names of the …
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
So true
So true
This is called the death wall. The…
This is called the death wall. Th…
More of the streets of Krakow
More of the streets of Krakow
This is where I had dinner
This is where I had dinner
Bread and Beer
Bread and Beer
And Pork Roast with potato dumplin…
And Pork Roast with potato dumpli…
This was just the front of the res…
This was just the front of the re…
Krakow
photo by: EmyG