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Kopiec Kościuszki – Krakow

Kopiec Kościuszki a view from above of the Royal city of Krakow Kopiec (mound) is a tribute built in commemoration of someone important. It is pretty much an artificial hill with symmetrical paths leading to the top. There are four of these in Kraków, the oldest ones are Princess Wanda Mound and King Krak Mound […]

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Krakow Balice Airport

Kraków Balice Airport John Paul II Airport (KRK) is a fairly small and convenient airport with very good access to the city centre, so you have no need to worry even if you tend to get nervous and / or lost at airports. There is not enough space to get lost, really, though the airport […]

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Stary Kleparz In Krakow

Cracow’s Stary Kleparz the old market What the name Sary Kleparz refers to now was originally the main square of the city of Kleparz back in the old days. Today if you ask anyone about it they will tell you it is a market. Probably the most popular one in Kraków, along with its younger […]

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Shopping in Krakow Poland

If you are from the US, Ireland, UK or anywhere in Europe you might be wondering can I buy things cheaper in Poland. My answer is yes generally. I will back this up by data found on numbeo.com.  However, it is not just about finding a cheap price, but quality and the things you will […]

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Krakow market square and cloth hall – a short tour

The market square in Krakow is the largest market square in Europe. It might be the largest in the world, considering most places in the world do not have traditional market squares besides Europe.  However, for Europe it is the largest open market square. Below I made a video of the center of Krakow. I […]

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Miracle water Krakow – St. Stanislaus well

Miracle water of Krakow at St. Stanislaus well If you are in Krakow, Poland and are thirsty, please stop by the well of St. Stanislaus. This water in Krakow is said to have miraculous healing powers. I would like to look at this claim and tell you about the history of St. Stanislaus. How to […]

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Jewish Krakow – Do Jews still live in Poland?

Krakow Jewish life I would love to write in more detail about this but I thought I would start off a post on Krakow Jewish life. Do any Jews still live in Krakow Poland? This is a good question. I live in the old Jewish ghetto of Krakow. My street was the border where the […]

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Where to live in Poland? – city or country

When I grew up I loved the countryside.  I grew up in New England in the countryside I wanted to stay. In fact, when I moved to NYC out of college I thought why?  Everything I wanted was in small town New England. I had lakes and fields to play in, I have a beautiful […]

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Krakow to Lviv

How to travel from Krakow to Lviv The following is a list of ways to go from Krakow, Poland to Lviv Ukraine. I live in Krakow and go to Lviv a lot for various reasons. Many people touring Eastern Europe are fine with going to Poland and EU country but are afraid to cross out […]

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Warsaw vs. Krakow

Cracow vs. Warsaw Hang around in the two top-tier cities in Poland long enough, and at some point you’re bound to hear of the perennial debate that goes on between residents of the current capital versus residents of the former capital.  Warsaw has been the seat of government since  1596, a fact that stings some […]