• Megan Mariah

My European Adventure : Krakow 2019

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

My European Adventure. Join me to see the highlights from my time travelling around Europe. 5 countries, 2 weeks, and the best time ever! First stop Krakow, Poland.


Accommodation


We stayed in 2 places during our stay in Krakow, the first was an Air BnB located very central and close to both the main square and the train station. The room was modern, light and airy and decorated to an extremely high standard with both a spacious bathroom and useful kitchen. Staying for 2 nights in mid July, we paid only £66.39, and split between two people, you can see it was a complete bargain for the high standards you get. We were super happy and comfortable here so I highly recommend staying here if you find yourself in Krakow.

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/29771123

After staying 2 nights in an Air BnB, we moved to a hotel for the final night. From travelling I have found that if you have a late departure, staying in a hotel with luggage storage is definitely the way to go if you want to avoid dragging your bags around with you all day.

Keeping this in mind, we stayed at the Hotel Batory, a small family hotel again close to the centre and extremely comfortable.

https://www.hotelbatory.pl/en/


Food & Drink


If you find yourself in Krakow you will see yourself surrounded by super cute aesthetically pleasing cafes, copious amounts of Aperol Spritz' and crazy huge ice creams. Instagram will never look so good! We found that the main square is a great place to eat, with a number of restaurants to choose from whilst also immersing yourself in the atmosphere that Krakow has to offer. The prices are also amazing. Think full English breakfast, toast, tea and juice for what would be £5 each. Super cheap and super yummy!

Things To Do


During my few days in Krakow I visited two of the main tourist attractions. First were the Salt Mines, a trip underground to experience the vast caves of what can only be described as beautiful craftsmanship and a completely unique experience. We booked on an evening tour which turned out great as our group consisted of only 5 people and a tour guide, making for an extremely personal and immersive tour.

I also had the honour of visiting Auschwitz, a humbling experience in which I immersed myself into the harrowing history of WWII and the Holocaust. The day consisted of two tours, the Auschwitz museum and the Birkenau Camp in Oświęcim, of which we booked through our Air BnB. The day was extremely informative, with a guide providing a plethora of stories and history, making for a truly unforgettable experience I would recommend to everyone visiting Krakow.

Just a few more photographs. Cute little photo spots, castles and characterful streets.


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