Warsaw: Reconstructed History Wrapped in Modernity

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It is hard to escape the rivalry between Krakow and Warsaw–or the contrasts. The rivalry effectively began in late 16th century, when King Zygmunt moved the county’s capital from Krakow to Warsaw. It intensified after WW II. While Krakow survived the war largely intact, Warsaw was almost totally destroyed. Hitler leveled the Jewish [Read more …]

Glories of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

salt mine outside entrance

From Agony to Ecstasy in Single Day Trip from Krakow Krakow is a fun and fascinating city, full of things to see and do. But, while there is plenty to keep one busy in the city, it also provides the opportunity for some short, but fascinating daytrips We chose two, both of [Read more …]

The Horrors of Auschwitz and Birkenau

Auschwitz sign (2)

From Agony to Ecstasy in Single Day Trip from Krakow Krakow is a fun and fascinating city, full of things to see and do. But, while there is plenty to keep one busy in the city, it also provides the opportunity for some short, but fascinating daytrips We chose two, both of [Read more …]

Getting to Know Krakow

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Krakow Poland is one of those charming, relatively small old Eastern European cities whose structures escaped World War II relatively intact. It is also one of the cleanest and most friendly cities that we have ever visited and increasingly, a challenger to Prague as Eastern Europe’s most popular fun city. The downtown area [Read more …]