Guliwer Hostel

Kalwaryjska 42, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-504, Poland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

Overnight Train Tribulations

A travel blog entry by laurenw_is on Aug 18, 2014

3 photos

... steward checks our tickets and informs us that there is supposed to be someone else in our cabin but as they haven't showed up it'll be just us, so we can go ahead and lock our door.

This is awesome news. We might get a decent sleep on a train yet! We stuff around for a bit before brushing our teeth and getting undressed. At around 11:15pm there's a knock on our door. ****. We start fumbling around trying to find something to put ...

Auschwitz and Birkenau

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on May 25, 2014

2 comments, 6 photos

... you can get in for free and you don’t need to have a guide. I’m so glad I did. The bus took just over an hour to get there so I was in the museum by 8:45am, and I stayed until 2:50pm when I could get the bus back to Krakow. It was intense, but amazing. After 10am when the groups started coming in with the tour guides I saw what my friends had warned me about. The guided tours were rushed along and ...

Some Thoughts About Humanity

A travel blog entry by christinec2013 on May 09, 2014

23 photos

... we talked about music and sang a bit. She's very good at finding the harmony in a song, just like my sister is, so I thought that was really cool. And we talked about boys and I really found she was an interesting person, which I guess becomes quite drowned out by Diana. Although it's not Diana's fault. She's very sweet and fun also.

In the evening we went grocery shopping and made some dinner and drank a bit then went out. Although out fizzled a bit. ...

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

A travel blog entry by amy_green_22 on Aug 14, 2013

1 comment

... discovered to still be alive they were shot dead. As the Nazis dragged the bodies from the chamber they were then burned alive. The stench would be overwhelming and overpowering for the friends and family members who could be watching from a distant. Ashes would then be scattered anywhere on the ground and in the few lakes that still exist. No care, no respect, no comfort in death. Outside the pool now stands 4 gravestones to represent the thousands of people who died in ...


A travel blog entry by farran on Jul 16, 2013

4 comments, 60 photos

... and more. We hiked up to the Royal Palace, which existed in Krakow, because it was a royal town in the commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania. Next stop was the Kazimierz Jewish section, which used to be a suburb of the town. This is where the Annual Jewish Cultural Festival takes place which we missed by one day!

From there, we visited an old synagogue with its adjacent cemetery. One interior cemetery wall was paved with broken ...