Krakow · Solo Travel Destinations

Solo Travel: Krakow

Why Krakow? Love historic architecture? Are you a World War II buff? Do you like beautiful places? Krakow is for you! I chose Krakow because it was a natural stopping point on my trip through Eastern Europe. I really didn’t know anything about it until I went, and it was a pleasant surprise! I had… Continue reading Solo Travel: Krakow

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Solo Travel: Warsaw

Why Warsaw? Poland has an interesting history, and because Warsaw is the capital city, much of its history is on display here. Love music? Chopin hails from Warsaw, and there is an excellent museum here dedicated to him and to his music! Warsaw took it on the chin during World War II, and a visit… Continue reading Solo Travel: Warsaw

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats


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’re… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Krakow, Poland

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What to Eat in Poland

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week we are eating our way through Poland, specifically Warsaw and Krakow! Breakfast Europeans do pastries right! They eat their carbs and they do not feel bad about it. Above in the upper left corner is a sampling of the hostel’s breakfast in Warsaw: bread, cold cuts, cheese, tomato, jam, apple, and coffee (my… Continue reading What to Eat in Poland

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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 a… Continue 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!–then… Continue 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 all… Continue 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 this… Continue reading The Knife Incident