Apartamenty Wisla Residence

Address: Piwna 24, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-527, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

Train trip to Krakow

A travel blog entry by adventureornone on Oct 04, 2014

5 photos

... platform we needed. Soon we were on our way to Warsaw, Poland with the sun rising over the skyline. It was again going to be a beautiful day. Dan and I were next to the window in a 6 seat compartment. So with slippers on my feet I sat back to enjoy the scenery. Funny thing. One time we had to stop fairly quickly and this big suitcase on wheels with the Union Jack on the outside goes rolling past our compartment. A second later a person walks quickly passed to get ...

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 ...

    Leaving Krakow

    A travel blog entry by jeffdavis152 on Dec 09, 2013

    ... to run to catch a train. At long last, I came to my train car and showed my validated ticket with about 30 seconds to spare.

    My train car was advertised as a “6 person couchette,” which I assumed to mean 6 beds. What I found was a small compartment with 4 large bench chairs and two overhead bunks. Luckily, there were only two other passenger in the cabin. Kim is an Aussie out of Sydney who’s been ...

    Day 14 - Krakow, Poland *C

    A travel blog entry by byrneymack on Nov 04, 2013

    3 comments, 29 photos

    ... before the last gasp of breath by the last Jew was taken. They were deceived right to the end. The nazis stripped the Jews literally down to the bone. The bags of belongings were re sold, money and jewellery were stolen, the gold tooth fillings were melted down, the personal soaps were dissolved and reused for laundry purposes, the hair of the women were cut from the deceased bodies and sold for use in mattresses and other products. Even the ashes were used as fertiliser. The camp ...

    Krakow and Then Some

    A travel blog entry by alice-patrick on Sep 22, 2013

    5 comments, 38 photos

    ... said every Sunday and four of them are always crowded with people standing in the aisles. The faith here is so strong and a part of everyday life. The other observation I made as we drove by many cemeteries, is that they were filled with countless bouquets of flowers and candles. Jola told me that people visit the graves of their loved ones on a regular basis, taking flowers and lighting candles. In fact, one of the biggest holidays in Poland is November ...