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Kraków foodie souvenirs

Kraków foodie souvenirs

Sipping gluhwein at Kraków’s Christmas markets, taking in midnight mass on Christmas Eve, watching folk music in Zakopane… we’ve kept things fairly traditional during our time here in Poland. We’ve also focused a bit on food and drink, from learning how to make pierogi to...
Eating Out in Kraków

Eating Out in Kraków

Polish food is wonderful, especially in winter. It’s rustic, hearty, comfort food that is intended to keep you warm and happy. If you’re trudging through snow every day or heading to Zakopane for some snow-sports, you’ll appreciate the carbs; if you’re here in summer, you’ll...
A Bespoke Tour of Kraków with a Local

A Bespoke Tour of Kraków with a Local

Over the last year, as part of our quest to get beneath the skin of the places we’re staying in, we’ve been exploring the best ways to explore places. We’ve got two main interests when we do this… Firstly, we’re looking for things travellers can...
How to Make Pierogi — the Secrets to Dumpling Success

How to Make Pierogi — the Secrets to Dumpling Success

The rustic, hearty food of Poland — particularly Pierogi — a big part of the appeal of places like Kraków and Zakopane for us, and for me, eating the food is also something of a nostalgia trip, thanks to my Russian heritage. At my grandparents’...
Vodka and Pickles

Vodka and Pickles

‘Firewater’ was what my family called my Russian grandfather’s homemade vodka. It burnt as it slid down the throat, which is why the best way to drink the stuff was to throw back the whole shot glass rather than sip it. I learnt this from...
Local Knowledge: Kaska from Kraków

Local Knowledge: Kaska from Kraków

When we met Kaska from Crazy Guides, when she came to collect us from our apartment for the Communist Tour in Kraków, I felt like I’d met her someone else before… Later, on our drive, she mentioned that she had an additional job bartending to put herself through university....
Escape to Zakopane, Poland’s Ski Central

Escape to Zakopane, Poland’s Ski Central

A few years ago, on a trip through Central and Eastern Europe, we decided to settle into an apartment in Kraków, Poland, for a few weeks to catch up on some writing, walk the charming old city streets, sample the local vodka, and do side-trips...
Kraków After Dark – Images from the Old City

Kraków After Dark – Images from the Old City

‘Twas the night before Christmas and given that Kraków locals take their Christmas traditions earnestly, we decided that we had to check out Midnight Mass at the churches in the Old City. The churches were bursting at the seams and the singing and the atmosphere were...
A Walking Tour of the Old City of Kraków

A Walking Tour of the Old City of Kraków

I love Krakow. It’s one of my favourite European cities. Stunningly beautiful, this walled city is rich in history, with splendid architecture and lovely squares, and a largely pedestrianised centre that’s a delight to stroll. And it’s a city made for walking. This is one city...