Nope, no one’s having any fun in Kraków

Just kidding: Krakow is a fun zone all around, especially for students.  The night we arrived the street in front of our apartment was shut down for a rollerblading party.


When not rollerblading these lucky students are busy snacking.


Belgian fries from food trucks are a big hit.  And whoa, ice cream (lody in Polish)—–the ice cream consumption here is epic.  In fact the whole city smells like ice cream cones, lilacs, and occasionally sauerkraut.


The Old Town area is full of tourists, but still not touristy.  The student culture and lack of twee rescues the place.

You’ve got to love a city that closes down its main square so that students can have a dance party in pajama onesies.


We walked all over the place and made a brief stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Krakow which for some strange reason felt quite comfortable to me, like they should have put me to work selling tickets and checking coats or something.


In America, this is how we do our nails.


Krakow’s main cathedral is a mishmash of styles.  I called it the Mr. Potato Head Cathedral.


We rented an apartment in Krakow, which was a brilliant idea.  Not only is the room comfy, but it comes with a moka: saved from instant coffee HOORAY! Even better, our room has a washing machine.  The detergent provided by the rental company is overly scented and unpleasant but hey, better to smell like laundry perfume than to smell like ass.


How we got to Kraków: bus from Sandomierz.

Where we slept: Apartamenty Astur.  Price: €42 for a double. Recommended: yes.



  1. when i first went there it was absolutely empty


    1. What year was that?


  2. You guys have sooo much fun, don’t you?!

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    1. We are both good at self-entertainment and we are fortunate that we enjoy the same things and have been able to pursue our interests together. HOB is more of a worrier than me, though.


  3. In Canada most of the nail shops are Asian!

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    1. Yeah, same here, which is why it is so funny.


  4. always love traveling with you, WOB. I loved the nearly empty, curving street scene

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    1. Thank you! I wish you could also hear the street music along with it: we heard baroque-style singing, klezmer and accordion music.


  5. “Sounds” fabulous.

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  6. About a decade back when I visited Krakow there was a lot of music at night in the huge basements below the buildings in the centre of town, but maybe that was a winter thing. There were also great farmer’s markets which had everything from farm produce to beautiful wood and glass work. The roads looked almost the same as your photo. There is also the famous Leonardo which you must have seen already.

    I see that the photogenic cathedral has still not added a Renzo Piano section to its facade.

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    1. Oh I wish we’d had a chance to go to a farmer’s market. My local farmer’s market opens this week and I’m thrilled—-we usually only have them in winter in Chicago, while our museums with Renzo Piano facade are available year round. 😉

      We knew about the Leonardo but did not go to see it. Too busy this trip and a good excuse to return.


  7. Im so inspired to travel bec of your posts

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    1. Thank you! And you’ve made me so curious to visit Macau—I especially want to try the food!

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      1. thank you. Food is great!

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