Hostel Wegierska

Address: Wegierska 6, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-535, Poland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow


A travel blog entry by sarah.sam2015 on Jul 30, 2015

1 comment, 14 photos

... actually from Krakow which was awesome. The tour was through a different company than the one we have used before and they pride themselves on all being local. He talked about the Market Square and Goth Hall (an old trading post now souvenir market), St Marys Basilica (14th century gothic church), St Florians Gate (from the 14th century) & the old fortifications that are remaining, various architecture points and we went to Wawel the old ...

Haunting Dragons

A travel blog entry by jaelithe.wedd on Mar 20, 2015

5 photos

Poland-the only way I can think to describe my first impression of it is that is is beautiful, yet sombre.

The first thing our group did here was visit the castle on top of the hill. Legend has it that a dragon guarded the cave until men defeated it-sounds a bit like the hobbit story to me. Isn't it grand to think that wherever you go, people have similar stories. It makes the language barrier seem less of a barrier in sense; we are all connected through our humanity, our ...


A travel blog entry by moorsey88 on Oct 10, 2014

27 photos

... paying their respects when I went to visit.

In the middle of January 1945, the SS evacuated almost 60 000 Auschwitz prisoners and begin the *Death March*. Liberation by the Soviet Army occurred less than 2 weeks later. Some of the buildings in the camp were then used as hospitals to care for the prisoners that were suffering from severe starvation and a variety of other diseases. Once they were healthy enough, they were able to leave.


A Big day in Krakow

A travel blog entry by katie.thorpe on Sep 23, 2014

1 comment, 22 photos

... Salt Mine. This again, was an awesome experience as the mine itself is over 700 years old. It has eight church's in it and many sculptures carved out of the salt. We had to walk down 56 flights of stairs which took us down 64m below ground, by the end of the tour we had gone down to level3 (of 9 levels) which was 135m below ground. The salt mines was a highlight of a busy and fun day! We are finishing our day with a pub quiz tonight! Our team came 4th out of 12, not ...

Crime of Communism

A travel blog entry by janlill on Jun 13, 2014

9 photos

... other communism countries, eg Hungary which was wealthier, buying goods and coming back to sell them.

  • In Hungary they introduced the Goulash Communism by allowing people to open private businesses. Had highest level of wealth. Czech and East Germany.
    • Today's pensioners worked all their lives - and the government was meant to give them a pension. When communism collapsed, the ...