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World Travels An English-native-speaking expatriate, Warren Rodwell has lived in Asia for most of this century; having taught university in China, and written / edited hardcopy magazines. World travels include: UK-Europe-Middle East-Asia-Australia and Latin America

Krakow in Summer

POLAND | Friday, 30 June 2006 | Views [712]

Krakow in southern Poland is possibly best known internationally due to the movie "Schindler's List" which highlighted the plight of European Jews during World War II. The international airport is named John Paul II. Work that one out for yourself ;-}

During Summer 2006, I stayed about two weeks in Poland, travelling by train in from Prague and out to Berlin. Most of the time was in and around Krakow. In fact, I watched the World Cup Final (Italy versus France) on TV in an underground bar in Krakow. Of course, I also checked out the nowadays trendy Kazimierz Jewish district, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wawel Castle, & Wieliczka Salt Mine underground.

Heading back towards Germany, I also enjoyed a few days in Wroclaw : the botanical gardens, the museum with panoramic ceiling (Raclawicka), & Tumskia Bridge. Time permitting, I will try separately to upload pictures of some of these delightful sights.

If I were to live in Europe, Poland would rate high as one of my choices because of its location, people, character & culture. The unpronounceable beer was rather delicious in moderation.I certainly have no complaints about the food either, though I tended to indulge mainly in kebabs and pizza.


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