Thursday, May 30, 2013

Krakow, Poland

You might be surprised to learn that, before this month, I had never really travelled anywhere without Mike, or our families. But this month I was so lucky to have headed off to Poland to see the cities of Krakow and Warsaw, and the one-woman-sensation Beyonce in concert, with some dear friends from the postgraduate program I finished today.

And I wouldn't have wanted to see that beautiful country with anyone else (sorry, Mike.)

I know people say this about travel destinations a lot, but Poland really exceeded my expectations. The people, the food, the sites. It was nothing short of lovely.

We visited Krakow first, known as Poland's cultural capital, where we saw Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mine (separate posts later!) and had some of the best Mexican food ever. 

We had grilled Polish sausages and zapiekanka (toasted bread with canned mushrooms, cheese and ketchup on top!) after midnight in Plac Zowy. We drank Polish beer and elderflower sodas, and listened to folk bands play in Krakow's enormous main square. 

And we laughed. Oh, we laughed.

If Poland isn't on your radar, it should be.

(And if you haven't travelled with your girlfriends in awhile, you should!)

- Jess

ate / Manzana Mexican / Food stalls at Plac Nowy


  1. I've heard that a few times about Poland. I find with so many iconic European cities we elevate them in our minds and occasionally find them not living up to these massive, romantic expectations we impose. I love when it happens the other way around and we're pleasantly surprised!

    (A girlfriends trip sounds awesome as well - I haven't traveled much without Joe either.)

    1. I love it too, it makes me fall in love with travel all over again :)

  2. It's been on mine, since some of my family comes from there! So glad to hear you enjoyed it!!!

  3. You should come back :D there is more to Krakow than meets the eye and there is always something new and interesting to see :D that is why I became an expat and moved here ;)


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