I didn’t really have any expectations about our time in Krakow. I mean, I’d never heard anything about Poland, let alone Krakow.
We arrived early in the morning, so we had all day to explore. After checking in at our hotel (apartment), we got some recommendations of what we must see in Krakow.
There’s a small green belt that surrounds the inner city, so we walked around there first to see the city as a whole.
Then we went and checked out the castle.
Wawel Castle was first constructed in the year 1000. It has since been updated to include things like indoor plumbing.
It is really fun to wander around the castle grounds. But, you have to pay to go inside (both the castle and the cathedral.) We decided to skip that, and just see what we could from outside (which was a lot).
Krakow is a very quaint city. It still maintains a lot of its old world charm.
I love the many street musicians. We got to hear the most amazing accordion player I’ve ever heard as well. It sounded like an organ concert on the street!
It was a fun place to walk around for a day. I would like to spend more time in Krakow and experience it even more.
For dinner we had some amazing pierogies. We ordered the sampler platter, and got a plate of sweet ones for dessert.
One more quick note about Poland. It’s cheap! Well, cheap is all relative. It’s not as cheap as India by any means, but it is a lot less inexpensive than Italy.
Krakow is a city I would definitely like to spend more time in in the future.