Tag Archives: Krakow

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Kraków Take-Homes: Traditional Treats with a Twist

Kraków Take-Homes: Traditional Treats with a Twist

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...
How to Make Pierogi – the Secrets to Dumpling Success

How to Make Pierogi – the Secrets to Dumpling Success

The rustic, hearty food of Poland is 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, due to my Russian heritage. At my grandparents’ legendary Sunday lunches,...
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, 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....
Zakopane, Where Folk Music Fills the Streets

Zakopane, Where Folk Music Fills the Streets

Snowboarding may have been a big attraction for returning to the mountain town of Zakopane in Poland for Terence, but for both of us, the exuberant live folk music, highlander culture, and hearty food were also major draws. Every night and any night of the week in...
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...