10 Reasons to Visit Krakow, Poland

It’s Faraway Friday! A few years ago, I got to experience beautiful Krakow, Poland, on a solo trip around Eastern Europe. To this day, it remains one of my favorite cities. Contemplating your next trip? Put Krakow on your list–here are 10 reasons why! 10. The Pastries There is just something about European pastries. They’reContinue reading “10 Reasons to Visit Krakow, Poland”

5 Scary Places to Travel (or Not!)

Happy Halloween! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Halloween! I don’t so much love being terrified, but I do love costumes, parties, and candy! And I love traveling to historically frightening places! Here’s a list of 5 fantastically frightening places to visit to help us celebrate Halloween! 5. North Sentinal Island An island,Continue reading “5 Scary Places to Travel (or Not!)”

Schindler’s Factory and Polish Cookin’

Originally published on 10 May 2012. Well, if I didn’t get enough touring in yesterday, I needed to go to the Schindler’s Factory Museum. But first, breakfast time! I went to this place called Coffee Heaven, which sounds like a wonderful, magical place, but it’s totally not! I got scolded for trying to take aContinue reading “Schindler’s Factory and Polish Cookin’”

Krakow’s Jewish Ghetto Tour

Originally published on 9 May 2012. There was an hour or so for a break between the Krakow City Tour and the Jewish History Tour, which I spent just walking around and exploring–and getting lost and meeting a cute American who’s studying here to be a doctor who kindly brought me back to the square!–thenContinue reading “Krakow’s Jewish Ghetto Tour”

Krakow History Tour!

Originally published on 9 May 2012. The fun is only beginning! The company is Free Walking Tours Krakow, and the guides are licensed, local experts. I feel confident calling them experts because they’ve all had to take a rigorous 8-month course all about the historical significance of Poland, the politics of the country, and just allContinue reading “Krakow History Tour!”

The Knife Incident

Originally published 9 May 2012. The first day in Krakow was exhausting, but exhilarating! I literally walked from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, with no sitting down till supper time First up, breakfast! My hostel was pretty much awful (I won’t go into all that, but I’m now in a hotel and MUCH happier with thisContinue reading “The Knife Incident”