Day 23 - 5 Zloty Kebabs

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Wawel castle
After quite a drink the night before, we were glad of the long lie in. A little worse for wear, we dragged ourselves from our beds, made sandwiches for lunch and ventured out. We decided to check out Wawel castle, which was only a short walk from the hostel and easy to find on the map. The castle itself was really nice and made for some really pleasant photos.

We wandered around the castle grounds and paid a visit to the Lost Wawel exhibition, which showcased archaeological discoveries, fragments of architecture and the history of the development of Wawel Hill from the Middle Ages to modern times. The exhibition was fascinating and was a nice change to just wandering around old buildings, not really understanding the history.

We made our way down to the river via the Dragons Den, a passage from Wawel hill dug into the rock.
Dave in the Dragons Lair
It made for a pleasant break from the sun, which again was scorching. At the bottom of the passage was the Wawel dragon, a famous beast in Polish folklore. Well not the real dragon, but a statue of the fire-breathing monster!

The rest of the afternoon was spent sitting in a cafe in the main square, drinking coffee, playing cards and watching the world go by. Krakow seemed to move at such a slow, calming pace, which I loved. We discussed how cool it would be to live here over our lattes, especially if we owned and ran a hostel! Evening was soon upon us, so we headed to McDonalds, where the funniest thing happened. A local boy of around 5 years old ran up to our table, snatched a handful of Dave's fries and ran off. His mother was right on his heels, apologizing as she passed!

Back at the hostel we met up with a couple of cool guys; Favien from France and Dan from Australia.
The Wawel dragon
We all seemed to hit it off in the hostel and so decided to find a bar for a few beers. The banter was great and the drinks flowed and we soon agreed that we should get to a club. We found somewhere close and continued the drinking and had a little dance to boot. We even tried some of our Polish out with some local girls. I got the feeling we needed to brush up on it a little!

The night ended with a wander in search for food and this was when we found the 5 zloty kebab. We couldn't have asked for anything better, a kebab packed with meat and salad, for such a cheap price. We were soon hooked on the 5 zloty kebab!!!


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Wawel castle
Wawel castle
Dave in the Dragons Lair
Dave in the Dragons Lair
The Wawel dragon
The Wawel dragon
Wawel castle
Wawel castle
Krakow
Krakow
Krakow
Krakow
Wawel hill Dragons Lair
Wawel hill Dragons Lair
Wawel hill Dragons Lair
Wawel hill Dragons Lair
Wawel hill Dragons Lair
Wawel hill Dragons Lair
Krakow
Krakow
Krakow
photo by: EmyG