Krakow

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Park in the centre of Krakow
Finally, we made it! We left the bus station and with the instructions we'd printed off headed off to our Hostel, Aston Hostel. Once we had checked in and paid we put our things in our room (literally, a big weight off our shoulders!) It was so tempting just to go to sleep right there and then but we couldn't waste time sleeping!

We headed into town and went to grab some food. Maybe it was because we were hungry and thirsty but the Pizza and Beer was spot on! Exactly what we needed to build up some energy and go sightseeing!

Krakow itself was wonderful. I had previously visited Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovak Republic and had had very different experiences. Prague was beautiful and friendly and Bratislava was the complete opposite. Fortunately, Krakow went straight into the Prague category! The buildings were fantastic, it was nice and busy but people seemed friendly as they went about their business.
The usual horse and cart rides available throughout east Europe
We decided this would be a good time to book a trip to nearby Auschwitz, a place that interested us greatly as German students. We walked into a local Tourist Information shop and sorted a tour out quickly and easily for the next day.

That night, we headed back into the centre for food and to sample the night-life in Krakow. There were many restaurants to choose from on the main square and quickly round somewhere we fancied. Once we had finished we headed off in search of some bars.

The bars of Krakow were quite strange. At first, one might assume there aren't any! However, with a bit of help from a Scotsman by the name of Alex in the one bar we did manage to find, we soon discovered that there were dozens - all hidden down little alley ways in what looked like run down buildings! Alex was most useful and gave us a bit of advice that we found very useful indeed...

He advised us not to take a free shot of Vodka in Poland. Its tradition to buy a second one. He made that mistake and the shot was 95% alc! He woke up the next day thinking he could remember the night before and in actual fact he had patchy images from TWO nights before! His advice is something I pass on to the readers of this blog: "Just say no"
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Park in the centre of Krakow
Park in the centre of Krakow
The usual horse and cart rides ava…
The usual horse and cart rides av…
Small Market in Krakow
Small Market in Krakow
Crucifix in Krakow centre
Crucifix in Krakow centre
Krakow Hostels review
Cheap hostel close to Krakow city centre
Your basic hostel not far from the city centre (5-10 minutes walk max.) It's far enough from the centre to be very quiet at night but Krakow's night-l… read entire review
Krakow
photo by: EmyG