Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Adventures in Krakow

Whew, I'm just trying to get back into the swing of things after a whirlwind weekend trip to Krakow, Poland, and what a fab trip it was! We managed to fit loads into our 72 hours there, but I have to admit, now I'm back, I'm rather drained and could do with a holiday! :)

I did, of course, take lots of pics of our trip, and here's a selection:

Me, standing in front of the Wawel Cathedral and Castle complex, the most historic part of Krakow.

The huge courtyard within Wawel Castle.

Local speciality - Pierogi Dumplings

Rynek Glowny - the main market square and biggest in Europe - this is just one side of it!

Not our hotel, but I liked the old-fashioned sign!

Little notes left by visitors to a yummy cupcake cafe!

In the depths of Wielickza Salt Mine - an amazing subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, some containing statues and briney pools like this.

and others opening into huge cathedral-sized halls like this one, which was actually a cathedral!

Walking about the old town, I spied this colourful array of earrings and necklaces.

and this is at the other side of the big market square - the Town Hall tower and the Cloth Hall. Plus, lots of tourists!

We also visited Oskar Schindler's Factory and Auschwitz, but that's all a bit sombre for this blog. Very, very moving and interesting though, and the weather by then had turned suitable wet and chilly. Luckily we'd had sunshine and 25 degrees on our first day!

We did a LOT of walking, a lot of eating and a lot of hopping on and off trams, with very little sleep in between. Hence my slow return to normality! But I'm gradually getting back to Crafty Mushroomness so hopefully there will be some new items to show you next time!


famfa said...

Looked a fabulous trip. A place I have never been to, looks amazing.

Mrs Jones said...

Love your piccies - sounds like a great trip.

Allison said...

great pics looks like you had a fab time