Novotel Krakow City West
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... and we were a group of about 15. She told us that we were going to try local food, and would be moving away from the touristy area.
Our first stop, however, was at a cart in the square where the woman was selling a type of bread that is somewhere between a bagel and a pretzel. In fact, Mika suggested that the people of Kraków were the original bakers of this bread, and then it became bagels in certain countries and pretzels in others.
... But in the end the train was only 20 minutes late. My plan was to check out the scenery of the Polish countryside, but for the first couple of hours this was a non event. There were lots of trees and when the trees cleared there were paddocks. For all the paddocks I saw one herd of cows. The terrain was flat and uninspiring. But that all changed about an hour from Krakow. Suddenly there were valleys, a couple of lakes, crops which looked a lot like cabbages growing up the side ...
On day 2 and 3, it was a festival of churches and castles! I stuck to the Old town as there was plenty to see there. Things might be a bit out of order below but I had some trouble editing my blog entries... However I am told that there will be IT support available next week and YES, I have tried to turn it on and off again!!!! I showed you some pics of the Town Square when I arrived, I'll throw some more in there for good measure... St-Adalbert's is ...
... went to the toilet. This is supported by huge posters of actual photos. We were shown into rooms that now house enormous piles of shoes, hair and shaving brushes. Shoes and suitcases with people's id written on them. The most raw sight was the pile of human hair. Prisoner's bodies were shaved and the hair was used to stuff mattresses etc. we then went onto the gas chambers........ You hear the stories, read the books and watch the movies but nothing prepares you for actually ...
... but the sour red borscht (different than i’d had before) and rather tasteless meat (boar) served in heavy gravy in the middle of what looked like a large bagel weren’t terribly good. On the other hand, lunch earlier in the day had been so good and so large, I hardly needed to eat anything!
The next morning, a guide took us on a fast-paced tour all around the old city. I especially enjoyed touring Wawel perched high above ...