We just got back from Poland the other day after spending 5 days there, and we had an amazing time. It is both our first time visiting the country and we decided to go to Krakow because I really wanted to learn more about the history of the Jews, and the horrific things they went trough that we can not forget about. I will write more about it in my next post and my experience in Auschwitz.
We stayed in a boutique hotel named Oberża Sąsiadów, located in the Jewish ghetto that was created by the nazi germans during the war. The district of the place is called Kazimirez, a popular place of history, bars and restaurants. It is also walking distance to the city center. We couldn`t asked for a better location to stay in. Most of the buildings in Kazimierz are in their original state and condition, they keep a sertant charm and definitely makes you feel like you travelling back in time. Each and every building tells and keeps a story of a strong and resiliant group of people who fought for survival.
The room was pretty nice, we had a balcony, big bed, nice bathroom and there were friendly people working there that helped us out if we needed something.
Our hotel was from the 18th century.
Tanning in our hotel balcony with a polish beer. Beers and sodas are actually cheaper than water!
When you visit a new country you just have to try the traditional food. We fell in love with Pierogi and had it many times. Pierogi is also known as varenyky, are filled dumplings of Eastern European origin. They are made by wrapping pockets of unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking them in boiling water. It is also very good fried. I think the most popular Pierogi in Krakow was the kind filled with cottage cheese and potatos. We really liked those and the ones with meat as you can see below.
We went to a great bar/restaurant called Gospoda Koko in the city center as we were recommended from locals. Our favorite Pierogis was from this place. So if you visit Krakow eat Pierogi here! They also have the same restaurant in Kazimierz.
This Pierogi is from another restaurant in the main square filled with cheese and potatos.
We had some sunny and some rainy days in Krakow, but you can def tell the spring is on its way.
I was searching randomly on instagram of places to eat in Krakow and I saw the craziest pancake photos and we just had to go there.
The name of the restaurant is called Mr. Pancake.
The restaurant was so nice and they had alot of variety of pancakes, burgers, drinks and alot more.
We had cookie, icecream, maltesers, chocolate pancakes. I could not move after, we only managed to eat half, it was way to much sugar that I had to go straight to the hotel bed.
But if you have a craving for something sweet you must go here, we do not regret it and would go back, but next time share one!
Our favorite bar was no doubt called Królicze Oczy, a local pub with the most amazing cocktail Lichi mojito. My favorite drink of all times!
The bar is located in Kazimierz. They also had the most amazing apple cake we have ever tried.
The bar has its own charm as you can see below.
Typical looking buildings.
Memorial to Jews from the Kraków Ghetto on their deportation site. Each steel chair represents 1,000 victims
Stay tuned for more about our trip in Poland, coming soon!