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My Polish Experience...
Highs: Surviving life 400 feet under at the Wieliczka Salt Mines; exploring the Jewish Quarter;
sitting in the main square in Stare Miasto listening to the music.
Lows: Losing my sunglasses somewhere.
Best Moment: Listening to the music being played on the street while eating pierogis and drinking
Smells: None that I can really recall.
Sounds: Birds chirping in the park; woman playing classical music on her violin in the main square;
lack of horn honking; tolling of the church bells.
Sights: Krakow's Jewish Quarter; Wieliczka Salt Mines (approximately $20 US); Stare Miesto;
Auschwitz (free; about $8 US for a guide); nuns (really uncommon for me considering I was just in the
Middle East); Wawel Castle.
Tastes: Pierogis; cookies and pastries from excellent bakeries.
Purchases: Purse; shoes.
Street Food: Bread products; fruit.
Fun Food Finds: A Snickers spread much like Nutella but with chocolate, peanut butter and
caramel; passionfruit Tic Tacs.
Western Companies Out Here: Sephora, Pizza Hut, Diesel, etc.
Other General Info...
Visa needed? No.
Type of currency? Polish zlotych. About 3.5 equal $1 US.
Wallet Friendly? Pretty decent. Starting to become more expensive though still reasonable for
Europe. But it's definitely not 'cheap'.
Transportation: Trams and buses throughout the city. Trains are mostly used to get to other
large cities. I flew into Krakow from Stansted (London) for 21 British pounds on SkyEurope.
Things the Poland Is Known For: Pierogis; vodka.
Religion: Roman Catholic.