Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

The zapiekanka (a long, open-face sandwich) was a beloved piece of my childhood. But not only mine — it was a miracle treat for a whole generation of Polish children who discovered it at the end of ‘80s (and who still buy one from time to time for sentimental reasons)....

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Forget the folk songs; in Poland, locals dance the tango

Forget the folk songs; in Poland, locals dance the tango

On any given night in Krakow, there’s a milonga happening somewhere. The sultry tango may have its roots in Argentina and Uruguay, but at some point the dance worked its way from South America across the Atlantic, and landed in the most unlikeliest of places: Communist Poland. And while most...

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My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to Kazimierz, Krakow

My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to Kazimierz, Krakow

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Kazimierz sounds like your kind of place, local Krakow guide Monika and her team can show you...

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The complete guide to: Krakow travel

The complete guide to: Krakow travel

According to legend, Krakow was founded on the defeat of the Wawel Dragon. While the dragon may be gone, what you will find is Europe’s largest market square and a charming Old Town — in fact, the city itself has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1978. If you’re...

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10 ways to stay warm when it’s winter in Krakow

10 ways to stay warm when it’s winter in Krakow

Sure, it’s chilly, but winter in Krakow can actually be quite pleasant. The streets and squares, covered with a white blanket of snow, are magical and unforgettable. And there are local experiences that are simply best enjoyed when it’s cold outside. So if you’ve resisted visiting Poland because of low...

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Downtown Krakow markets worth exploring

Downtown Krakow markets worth exploring

In Krakow, markets are more than just places to shop for groceries — they’re places to meet up with friends, to catch up on gossip, to eat, and to discover great Polish treats, products, and more. They’ve also shaped much of Krakow’s history, and that’s why you can’t visit this city without...

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It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Poland’s best beer festivals

It’s beer o’clock somewhere: Poland’s best beer festivals

What’s better than drinking beer? How about celebrating beer? There are plenty of places around the globe that turn our favourite beverage into full-on parties; Oktoberfest in Munich is of course the big one, but there’s also lesser known ones in almost every destination you can think of! There’s Pilsner...

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Things to do in: Krakow

Things to do in: Krakow

Done all the major sights in Krakow, but still have a little time to kill? That’s where our locals come in handy. Check out these five tips for the best things to do in Krakow, local style! Explore the Botanical Gardens After sightseeing in Krakow’s Old Town, rest in the Botanical...

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24 hours in: Krakow

24 hours in: Krakow

The city of Krakow is a beautiful mix of old and new, as well as history and culture. If you only have one day to discover this fascinating Polish city, make the most of it with these local tips from our guides, packed full of adventure and local know-how. Morning...

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