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Night Sleeper Train to Budapest from Krakow

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 17, 2009
Krakow to Budapest Night Train

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.  However, when we purchased the tickets, there were some SparDay/SparNight promotion – reducing the price to just 43 Euros per pax for a private 4-bed couchette.  […]

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ul. Kanonicza and Galeria Krakowska

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 16, 2009
Krakow St Andrew's Church

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 part of the Royal Way, Krakow’s ceremonial route leading from the main city gate to the central square to the Wawel Castle. St Andrew’s Church is […]

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Krakow Pod Wawelem Kompania Kuflowa Lunch

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 15, 2009
Krakow Pod Wawelem Kompania Kuflowa Beer

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 by Greg and Tom hostel staff.  Every Monday, they have a promotion for Warka Beer – 1 litres for 7zł and a huge schnitzel served with […]

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Krakow Wawel Castle and Smok Wawelski

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 14, 2009
Krakow Smok Wawelski Dragon

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 For 10.40zł, you can hop on/off any trains, trams, buses in Krakow for 24 hours.  An hourly and one-way ticket cost 3.10zł and 2.50zł.  If you […]

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Krakow U Babci Maliny Dinner Review

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 13, 2009
Krakow U Babci Maliny restaurant

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 Florian Gate and turn left after the gate.  Turn right once you reach Szpitalna street and walk straight til you see this restaurant. This restaurant has […]

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 12, 2009
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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 flooding.  It reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 300 km long. The Wieliczka Salt Mine tour for visitors is about 3.5-km (less than 1% […]

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 11, 2009
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

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 much less compared to taking a tour.  I already had this free and easy visit to Auschwitz and Salt Mine planned but we were too tired […]

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

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 10, 2009
Krakow St Mary's Church

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 more than four hectares of area and twelve streets beginning here. This is a very busy square with many souvenir carts selling symbolic Krakow memorabilia – […]

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Krakow Royal Way – Barbakan, Florian Gate, Florianska

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 9, 2009
Krakow Barbican

Barbakan Barbakan was built in the 15th century as the biggest European defense building of its kind.  The Gothic Barbakan was meant to defend the Florian Gate.  The Barbakan was an important part of Cracow’s fortifications, and deadly projectiles were cast at anyone who dared to threaten the Polish capital. The three rows of the […]

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Krakow Greg and Tom Hostel Review

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 8, 2009
Krakow Greg and Tom Hostel

Greg and Tom Hostel, Krakow We stayed 2 nights at Greg and Tom Hostel in Krakow.  We chose to stay in their new “hostel” – Greg and Tom Hostel 2 which turned out to be an apartment with 4 double rooms and shared bathrooms and toilets.  There was also a kitchen, living room with Cable […]

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