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An Icon of Krakow
One day was enough for Wroclaw and I was ready to leave for Krakow by train. He left me at Wroclaw Glowny at 12 pm and I bought ticket departing at half past 1. I went sightseeing before that and it was raining again. The journey by train took 5 hours and stopped and 5 stations in between. I was supposed to meet up with my former roommate in Krakow but he had to be in Barcelona to be with his girlfriend as last weekend was the only long weekend. I’ll come back in future or we could meet up at the other side of the world.

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.
But I had booked the hostel only for 1 night in Krakow. Soon after arriving at Krakow train station I strolled down to find the hostel in hope they had 1 free bed as I arrived 1 night earlier. But no luck! It was full house. It wasn’t a surprise because Flamingo Hostel was best hostel worldwide in 2007 voted by customers who booked via Hostelworld website. The receptionist suggested to go to Faust hostel as it might have free bed and they were. But they only had double bed for 160 zlotich or around 36 Euros per person. That wasn’t expensive for one and it’s located opposite Flamingo Hostel. Reducing the hassle on carrying backpack around looking for free bed.

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.
Biggest square
It joins onto the Main Square - Flamingo Hostel was less than 50 metres from this square, which has gotta be one of the biggest, liveliest, most enthralling squares in Europe. It is in the centre of the Old Town, which plays host to countless bars, clubs, as well as most of the cities best museums, churches, galleries, theatres, shops, basilicas, and everything else.

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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An Icon of Krakow
An Icon of Krakow
Biggest square
Biggest square
An Icon of Krakow
An Icon of Krakow
The biggest Square in Europe
The biggest Square in Europe
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
Modern tram in Krakow
Modern tram in Krakow
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
what are you looking at? -100 year…
what are you looking at? -100 yea…
The biggest square in Europe
The biggest square in Europe
Pondering on the window
Pondering on the window
Krakow Square
Krakow Square
Wroclaw to Krakow
Wroclaw to Krakow
Wroclaw to Krakow
Wroclaw to Krakow
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
100 years of Polish film exhibition
Main Suqare
Main Suqare
Modern tram
Modern tram
Modern tram
Modern tram
cool cathedral
cool cathedral
icecream
icecream
Kids
Kids
Kids
Kids
Krakow
photo by: EmyG