I finally came back home so I have time to write about my journey to Krakow, Poland. I was never in Poland before so it was a totally new experience for me. So, why is Krakow, in my humble opinion, one of the safest towns ever?
I’ve decided! I’m going on a road trip! Again! Why? Because I would probably die in Zagreb if I stay there any longer. I think my maximum is four days. Tops! I’m kidding. It’s actually five. Here I’m packing my bags all over again, taking all the stuff I won’t use but hey, maybe this time I will! (Spoil alert: No I won’t). It’s a three-day journey and I’m packing like I’m never coming back.
Fast forward, I drove around 9 hours to my first stop – Wieliczka Salt Mine. Why? I really don’t know. I was kinda hungry and wanted to stop somewhere so I’ve googled some attractions nearby and this one came up. Bought a ticket and the two-hour route began. This one was actually pretty impressive. Everything and I really mean EVERYTHING inside is made out of salt, including statues, ceilings an floors! Even though I was amazed, my legs started killing me because we were walking for two hours straight! I should have eaten before because my stomach hurt as well. BUT, we are not here to complain! It was great guys! Best route ever! NEXT!
It’s finally time to visit Krakow. I’ve checked in to my hotel. It’s called the INX Design Hotel and it’s located in the center. Love it! After a couple of hours, I went to the Jewish square (or as they call it the “Dzielnica Żydowska”) where is located one of the oldest Synagogue (Stara Synagoga). A lot of people were taken away from there and sent to the Auschwitz. Later I took the “street train”, you know, these cute little tour trains on wheels. It’s a shame that it rained but the town was still beautiful and somehow powerful. After many squares, churches, cathedrals, museums, parks, I’ve finally come to the very important place of Polish history – the Wawel castle. So, Poland had kings and they were all buried there. This place is stunning. It’s a castle and a cathedral as well and it’s just something you reeeaalllyy need to see if you ever find yourself in Krakow.
Later I came to the main square (Rynek Główny) where I drank cocktails and just chilled out until dinner time. I went back to the Jewish neighborhood because I wanted to try Jewish cuisine. I’m not much of the lamb fan, but this one was actually pretty delicious. Some band played their traditional music and the whole evening was just perfect!
So, why is Krakow one of the safest towns ever? Well, if you go to London or almost every other big city, you will find a lot of police on the streets, security on the top attractions are on the high level and always alert…and in Krakow? None! You can go wherever you want without someone checking your bags, pockets, and questioning why do you want to go inside. There was never a terrorist attack that I know of.
The next day was the traveling day so I stopped in Wadowice where the Pope John Paul II was born. And now it’s time to go to one of the scariest places I’ve ever been in my entire life – The Auschwitz!
Check out my VLOG from Krakow.