The other Krakow
Trip Start Apr 28, 2010
58Trip End Jul 08, 2010
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We loved the contrast between the old and modern. It's really easy to pick the communist era building because its all in the modernist functional style and is usually shoddy crap. The recent stuff looks like any major city in the world. There's an enormous high-end shopping complex only 5 minutes from the Old Town. There are Paris Hilton lookalikes everywhere. Then round the corner, there's all this romantic old area. Well, romantic if you don't HAVE to live there. We think the developers will have gobbled it up before too long and it'll look like any other trendy refurbished old part of town. Which will be nice because we'll like it. But where will the current residents go?
The only thing that we didn't like about Krakow is the horrendous traffic
Still a city of great elegance and culture - theatre, bookshops and music everywhere.