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We had a few things planned for our last day, but we had our first real day of heavy rain, which upset most of our plans! To start with, we intended to go to the top of the Mound which overlooks the city before we checked out, but the Hop-on, hop-off bus didn't come. So we went back to the hotel and checked out, leaving our luggage in storage. We …
Krakow 14th and 15th.
I like this city. It has a great feeling to it, despite the beggars that were harassing people in an almost threatening way on our first night here just within the gate of the north wall. We went out the second night and had no issue but for the people advocating their restaurants on the streets... And by night I highly …
Day 2 in Krakow and we are back on the bus out to Wieliczka Salt Mines, a deep underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m below the surface. The mine is a richly decorated world of pits and chambers, with every single element from chandeliers to altarpieces hewn by hand from solid salt. The mine is included on Unesco's World Heritage …
... pavement and got to be first in line to board the double decker bus, thus earning us the right to the front seats. We had a nice view of the icy roads.
We arrived in Krakow around 1pm. We were surpirsed that we still made it on time because the driving conditions were awful. Thankfully the driver knew what he was doing and there were no scary moments. Our hostel was a short 30 minute walk from the main bus station.
After waiting for ...
... cruelly ripped from their owners. Nor did they prepare me for the feeling when standing in the gas chamber and seeing thousands of nails embedded in the concrete walls.
Following the tour we went to Auschwitz 2-Birkenau. I’ve mentioned in previous posts the surreal feeling of standing in person at a sight I had studied at school, the Eifel Tower, The Leaning Tower of Pisa etc but standing at Birkenau in the train station also a place I had studied and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPolonia Hotel Krakow
The Hotel Polonia is in a fantastic position, but very noisy, with tram turning beside it. We did seem to get used to it and our second night we slept better.
The breakfast in the morning was great, especially the crepes with home made preserves!
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