Tag Archive: Krakow

Mar 04

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 our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 16

A Winter’s Tale: Our First Full Winter in Europe

Having just spent our first full winter in Europe, we thought it was time for some reflections on the last four months of our grand tour. Having lived in Sydney for many years, it’s fair to say that winter was of little consequence. Sure it gets a little chilly, but you have to drive a …

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Jan 20

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 learning all about the local homemade liqueurs. so I thought …

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Jan 19

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 probably want to reduce the number of courses, eat fewer …

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Jan 19

A Heady Tasting of Homemade Liqueurs in Kraków

When local guide, Małgorzata Lubowicka, took us on a bespoke tour of Kraków, one of her favourite shops that she took us to was Szambelan, a charming place specializing in homemade liqueurs. As I come from a family with a history of home brewing (or rather distilling), I made a point of returning. A family-owned …

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