Sunday, June 26, 2016

Poland


Poland is a large country and we don't have much time before meeting JoAn in Helsinki, so we concentrated our time visiting Krakow. Krakow is a wonderful city. We only spent two days, but you could easily spend much more.

Krakow - We stayed outside of town and took public transportation into the town center. It was easy to do and very convenient. The first thing we did was take a free walking tour. The guides work for tips, so they are inspired to do a good job. We have taken them in several different cities. The guides are usually college students and have lots to share about their city. In addition to an excellent tour, our guide suggested a good inexpensive authentic polish food restaurant favored by the locals. We had a delicious dinner.


Damian our Free Walking Tour guide. 

There is lots of street entertainment in the main square.


The horse carriages are amazing.

Rynek Glowny - a covered market in the center of the main square.


The dragon of Krakow

Man covered in mirrors on the sidewlk.


There are shops selling amber everywhere.

Graffiti art in the Jewish Quarter.

Love locks on a pedestrian bridge. 

Vistula River with the Wawel Castle in the background.



 Wawel Castle


One of the many churches in Krakow


Views of inside the church.

The main square in old town in the evening. It is still crowded with tourists.




Rural Poland - The countryside is very similar to Romania and Slovakia. Lots of green rolling hill and lakes. It is beautiful.


Near the boarder between Poland and Slovakia.

View from our camping spot on a lake. We had a nice evening walk around the lake.


Another camping spot on a lake. We had another nice evening walk along the shore.

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