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A selection of my favourite bits of street art as found in Krakow
3rd Apr 2008, 01:38   | tags:,,

swamprose says:

nice collection.
last one is definitely by a lost canadian. he got the grizzly right, with the hump and he included our national rodent.

3rd Apr 2008, 03:18

Steve says:

I was there with my Canadian lover and I got a shot of her pointing at the Beaver...

3rd Apr 2008, 08:31

taniwha says:

I'm going to Krakow next month Steve. Any suggestions for what would be good to do?

3rd Apr 2008, 09:17

Steve says:

It's not really a rollercoaster of a place to go, that said there are some lovely bars which I won't name because finding out is part of the fun.

There are two main attractions:

The Saltmine, which is impressive and a lot more entertaining than it should be. Ignore the badly done light show and manikins and wonder at the human endeavour. Don't bother taking the tour bus @ 80zl instead try the bus the locals use @ 2.5zl (but you do then have to buy a 61zl ticket to the mine) A guide book should tell you where to catch it from.

Auswitch is the other main destination, it's not fun but it is interesting. Again I would recommend finding the bus station and getting there the way the locals do, it's interesting to see how it all works and is loads cheaper.

The other thing I would suggest is the Cinema on the main square, it's really quaint and most of the films are in their original language with Polish subtitles.

If carrots are your thing then I would recommend the 2 very good Vege restaurants (Bar Vega, and The Green way). On a food note I loved Perogie (spelt badly) these are like tortellini and taste great, "Ruskie" was my favourite and it was a blend of potato and cheese.

There is good shopping too if you like that kind of thing, a massive Mall near the train station.

3rd Apr 2008, 09:30

billion says:

I've spent plenty of time in krakow and think it's the perfect city for families and young revellers alike, you'll love it taniwha. visit the fransiscan church and the jewish museum and the tons of cool bars in kazimierz and the quarry and the main square...

best of all, if you have the kids with you (I'm presuming you will) you have to visit at least one of the three "mounds" surrounding the city, and look for the small zoo near the second mound. there's some stunning monasteries around there too. really, you'll have an awesome time.

3rd Apr 2008, 11:41

taniwha says:

Thanks Guys. I appreciate the insider tips. This will be a trip for me and a few friends - no kids this time. I'm sure we'll discover some interesting bars on an aimless stroll. I wondered whether the salt mine would be worth visiting and I'll talk to my companions about it. I feel ambivalent about Auswitch because it is so nightmarish and so I'll have to check my mood on the day. I like visiting churches and so I'll look that up too. Your tips are appreciated.

3rd Apr 2008, 11:51

Steve says:

I had to be convinced to go to the Saltmine and I am really glad that I made it. At one point you are 130m underground!

3rd Apr 2008, 11:53

swamprose says:

Canadian lovers keep you warm. Everyone should have one.

3rd Apr 2008, 12:32

Son in law is from here

3rd Apr 2008, 12:56

Steve says:

I agree wholeheartedly

3rd Apr 2008, 13:06