Gellert Hill – Independence Bridge – Chain Bridge

22 July, 2009

Today’s breakfast – Maggi mee with Krakow Bagel (left in the fridge for the past few days – oven baked to crispiness) and Chocolate pudding with Vitamin C juice. ...

Budapest Karpatia Dinner Review

22 July, 2009

Karpatia Restaurant According to Lonely Planet, this restaurant serves almost modern Hungarian and Transylvanian specialities and this is the place to hear authentic csardas Gypsy music.  Unfortunately as we...

Castle Hill (Old Town and Fishermen’s Bastion)

21 July, 2009

Since the 17th century, Buda and Pest were 2 cities separated by the Danube River; Buda being the royal stronghold and Pest being Hungary’s commercial centre. Budapest became a...

Budapest Bobek Cafe Lunch Review

20 July, 2009

Bobek Cafe Just one street behind our apartment at Kazinczy utca lies the Bobek Cafe.  Highly recommended by our apartment landlord, we decided to give this cafe a try....

Budapest InnerCity Apartments Review

19 July, 2009

Budapest InnerCity Apartments We stayed 3 nights at the Innercity Grand Apartment 2.  The apartment has a size of 80 sqm and can accommodate 1-5 guests – 2 can...

Public Transport and Money in Budapest – Taxi Scam

18 July, 2009

After a gruelling 10-hour+ journey from Krakow, we finally arrived at Budapest Keleti-pu train station. Budapest Taxi Scam According to many online sources, it is often safer to call...

Night Sleeper Train to Budapest from Krakow

17 July, 2009

Night Train to Budapest from Krakow From some online forum posts, we expected that tickets for the night train from Krakow to Budapest will cost more than 90 Euros. ...

ul. Kanonicza and Galeria Krakowska

16 July, 2009

ul. Kanonicza (Oldest Street in Krakow) The picturesque Kanonicza Street ends just at the foot of the hilltop Wawel Castle and used to constitute the last and most glorious...

Krakow Pod Wawelem Kompania Kuflowa Lunch

15 July, 2009

Pod Wawelem (At the Foot of the Castle) Kompania Kuflowa Just a ten minute walk from the Dragon’s Den, the Pod Wawelem Kompania Kuflowa was another restaurant highly recommended...

Krakow Wawel Castle and Smok Wawelski

14 July, 2009

As our night train to Budapest depart at 10.15pm, we left our luggage at Greg and Tom’s reception (check-out time: 10am) before proceeding to Wawel Castle. Getting Around Krakow...

Krakow U Babci Maliny Dinner Review

13 July, 2009

U Babci Maliny Restaurant This restaurant is highly recommended by Greg and Tom hostel staff.  It is very easy to get to – from Barbakan, walk straight towards the...

Wieliczka Salt Mine

12 July, 2009

Wieliczka Salt Mine The Wieliczka Salt Mine had been producing table salt since the 13th century.  Active mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine...

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

11 July, 2009

Cracow City Tours Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mine can actually be visited using local public transport.  Guides can also be separately hired at these venues.  You will spend...

Krakow Rynek Glowny (Marketplace), Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

10 July, 2009

Krakow Rynek Glowny (Main Marketplace) Rynek Główny is a medieval square at the heart of the Krakow Old City.  It is the biggest medieval marketplace in the world with...