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May 30th, 2009 – by: herman_munster
Originally I planned to stay in Wroclaw for 2 nights and 1 night in Krakow but realizing Krakow had much interesting sights to see I left Wroclaw sooner.
Both hostels were located on Szewska Street and really is one of the most exciting streets in Krakow. Only a few hundred metres long, but it has at least 5 or 6 clubs, lots of nice bars and restaurants.
That night was final match of Polish Soccer League or something that I encountered from the train to Krakow that a huge diehard soccer fans gathered out on the main streets cheering up supporting their teams. It was a whole shouting and cheering the whole night that they even had a large parade on Szewska Street. I stayed in the hostel avoiding the mess. The next morning I checked-in Flaminggo Hostel into this 4 bed dorm. It was 1pm and I didn’t have specific plan where to go. Had a little chat with the other backpacker, he said normally people go to visit Salt Mines that has the biggest church underground. The tour took 4 hours by bus and English guide. The Krakow City Tour brochure stated there were 2 MUST SEES places in Krakow which was Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine. That was perfect as I only had 2 days. With the cloudy and rain it was better to do the Salt Mines underground tour and I saved the most anticipated tour to Nazi Camp the next day.
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