Heading to Krakow one more time
As my time in Humenne was up, I wanted to check out Krakow, Poland one more time on my way to Warsaw. As I rode in my BlaBlaCar to Krakow, the driver picked up two Polish hitchhikers looking to get to Wroclaw. I ended up making friends with the couple (hitchhikers) who proceeded to invite me to their home town when I had a chance. The things that happen when travelling!
Once I got into town, I would stay with a friend for the night. The next morning I found myself walking around the main square on a gorgeous day. While strolling the square, a farmers market was in full swing.
A bread cart in the middle of the square
A beautiful day in Krakow
Another market inside the main building of the square
After the square, I went and checked out the Jewish Quarter. I had to get a Polish hot dog to make the day complete.
A polish dog with mustard and spicy chili sauce
This memorial, in the Krakow Ghetto, can be found on the outskirt of Kazimeriz the Jewish Quarter. The chairs represent the tight cramped apartments the Jews were forced to live in after WWll. The chairs are pointed toward Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkeanu concentration camps.
A restaurant in the Jewish Quarter
Krakow’s city center was spared by the German's in WWll. Because of that, the main square and Jewish Quarter in the photos above are completely intact. Krakow has gorgeous Catholic Churches that run along the main square. In the Jewish Quarter, Jewish Synagogues peak out of the numerous restaurants and bars. Roaming around the square of the city’s "Old Town" gives off beautiful views of these churches, as well as towers and statues.
Several tour busses and golf cart tours will take you to the World WarII related historical sites, including the Krakow Ghetto and Schindler’s Factory. A must see is the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camps.
Overall, Krakow has plenty to offer for the budget traveller. It's a must see city while travel to the Baltic States.