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over easter. what shall i do? it looks awesome.
oh and wanr round town lots and just find stuff.
it's a lovely city
how far away's auschwitz on the train?
which takes about an hour and a half, but it's worth it, even though it is the worst thing i've seen in my life
My ex went there and she said it was the best holiday she'd ever had. I think she went to Lodz.
lovely city...didn't go to auschwitz (i was on a stag weekend at the time, somehow didn't seem fitting)
^Doesn't really work but I'm still using it.
'vrutswav' I think is the best I can do for pronunciation though.
First place I've been to in years that completely blew me away.
In Polish it's called Warszawa. It's one of those place names that has been translated - like Moscow, Bangkok or Florence - so it's a bit odd to go against the accepted English pronunciation of what is already an Anglicization.
- buy mega-sized pretzels from a little stall (for 25p)
- go on an organised day-trip to Auschwitz & Birkenau
- visit the Czartoryski Museum and have a look at a unique Leonardo da Vinci and an even rarer Rembrandt
- stroll around the largest market square in Europe
- don't go drinking in any of the bars in the centre (unless you like hanging out with boorish English lads on a stag do)
- do go drinking and dancing with the locals in Kazimierz (Jewish quarter)
- have a traditional Jewish meal in the Klezmer Hois, complemented with a glass of Polish wine
- on Sunday, go early to the Wawel Royal Castle and collect free entry tickets to the various museums that form part of it
- pop into the Old Synagogue
- drink lots of vodka
maybe after red square
it's on Wikipedia so it must be true:
in that case it must be the 2nd biggest town square. i thught the market definition might be the issue here, on account of my having no knowledge about what's on in Red Square these days
they've pickled him
Not necessarily the experience for which one goes to Poland, but I'd recommend visiting nevertheless. It only has a couple of rooms - of Japanese art and artifacts, but it's just over the river from Wawel, and is free to get in.
The tea there is especially nice.
On the Plac Novy (main square in the jewish district, not the main main square) is my favourite bar in the entire world.
Have hot beer with ginger through a straw and a massive slice of cake to warm up early evening when it's all snowy outside and then get hammered with all the friendly local arty types in the random cellar club bit.
But seriously, if you're in Krakow, head down to the Jewish district for the best bars. Also, head out to Wieliczka saltmine if you have a spare day. Auschwitz is overrun by melodramatic Israeli highschool students with Star of David hoodies and flags. What The Pianist instead.