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Alone in Krakow, what to do?


Quest  
30 Oct 2007 /  #1
Hello!

I`m in Krakow between 19-25.11. The days will be busy, but I can`t figure out what to do alone in the evenings. I think it wont be very interesting to sit alone in the bar or someplace like this, but I also don`t want to spend all evenings in the hotel.

What are the "must-see" places in Krakow where I defenately should go? I know nothing about Poland.

Other question is how much money I should take for a week? I don`t pay for the hotel, transport and meals, so I need it only for my own, if I would like to have a cup or coffee somewhere or visit museums and so on.
Alicja - | 44  
30 Oct 2007 /  #2
krakow.pl/en/?chl=EN

kopalnia.pl/home.php?action=&id_language=2&

cracowonline.com

Check out these sites. I think that you'll be very comfortable with about 500zl unless you have very extravagant ideas. Have a good time in Krakow.
andrewmcfarlan  
2 Nov 2007 /  #3
will also be in krakow from 19th to 21st. for the first time. sounds like a great place for a break. Check out forums on trip advisor
tankslappa 1 | 11  
1 Dec 2007 /  #4
Damn, wish I'd seen this thread earlier, you could have come on random walkabouts with me and my ex-pat friend.
Oh well, now I'm signed up to this site I will try to keep my eyes open for these kind of posts, I'm getting pretty good at getting about Krakow, and usually raise a smile with my attempts at Polish, or Polglish!
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
4 Aug 2008 /  #5
Thread attached on merging:
Krakow

Im going to Krakow at the end of the month by myself for a long weekend and was wondering could anyone pass on recommendations on what to do, where to go, where not to go, anything you think is important.
polishgirltx  
4 Aug 2008 /  #6
Poor Edward....search PF...here is plenty info about that....have fun in Krakow...
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
4 Aug 2008 /  #7
why don't you make his holiday worth while and go visit him :)::)
polishgirltx  
4 Aug 2008 /  #8
why don't you do me a favor and go with him instead of me.... you might even have fun...
;)
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
4 Aug 2008 /  #9
i would for sure, thats not a bad idea, i enjoyed Krakow i thought it was great fun
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
4 Aug 2008 /  #10
I can assure you all Im more than happy to go it alone but Im hoping my pigeon polish wont raise eyebrows, and Im sure my little notebooks and dictionary is gonna go down a treat. Is it a safe city at night?
polishgirltx  
4 Aug 2008 /  #11
Is it a safe city at night?

it depends if you know 'the right people'...
;)
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
4 Aug 2008 /  #12
Who are the right people? Im asking because a guy in work said that it can be rough in certain parts at night, maybe he was just ************ me I dont know.
miranda  
4 Aug 2008 /  #13
Im hoping my pigeon polish wont raise eyebrows

Krakow is a tourist city and there is a lot of spoken English - you will do fine.

Is it a safe city at night?

If you are form Dublin then Krakow is very safe. I am sure you are street smart, so......have fun.
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
4 Aug 2008 /  #14
Is it possible to go shooting over there? I was told theres a shooting range near the city, and is it easy to get to auchwitz?
polishgirltx  
4 Aug 2008 /  #15
i hope you'll find this website useful... cracow-life/play/entertainment_details/633-Krakow_Valley:_Shooting - Krakow Valley: Shooting
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
4 Aug 2008 /  #16
Is it a safe city at night?

In case of problems say that you are Irish, not British.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
4 Aug 2008 /  #17
i never had a problem in Krakow and i'm British English/Scottish :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
4 Aug 2008 /  #18
That's really fantastic but anyway he should do what I wrote.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
5 Aug 2008 /  #19
What about women, is okay for them to say they are British?
Kilkline 1 | 689  
5 Aug 2008 /  #20
They'll know anyway due to the fact that you'll be having a visibly good time rather than nursing a pint with a straw in it.
Svenski 1 | 159  
5 Aug 2008 /  #21
Krakow Valley: Shooting

shooting?? thats a lot like texas!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
5 Aug 2008 /  #22
They'll know anyway due to the fact that you'll be having a visibly good time rather than nursing a pint with a straw in it.

LOL.....
polishgirltx  
5 Aug 2008 /  #23
Krakow Valley: Shooting

shooting?? thats a lot like texas!

why do you think i moved down here? lol ;)

Who are the right people?

no, you don't know them...
;)

a guy in work said that it can be rough in certain parts at night, maybe he was just ************ me I dont know.

yeah... it's correct... but every city is somehow dangerous, right?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
5 Aug 2008 /  #24
When i was in Krakow, it was fine, sometimes i was with British and sometimes i was with Polish, both times i felt safe :)
craic_monster 1 | 44  
10 Aug 2008 /  #25
In case of problems say that you are Irish, not British.

Jestem Irlandczykiem. To jest prawda.

Seriously, is being Irish safer than being English?

Anyway, a couple of questions about Kraków, where I'm headed soon. To jest mój pierwszy raz w Polsce.

1. Do people appreciate it if you speak Polish, even if not perfectly, or would they prefer English?

Krakow is a tourist city and there is a lot of spoken English - you will do fine.

Honestly, Miranda, I'd prefer to speak Polish but do local people have the patience to put up with those whose first language it clearly isn't?

2. Where are the best jazz venues? Not the big touristy ones.

3. What are the best venues in the city to listen to traditional Polish music? Again, not the touristy ones.

4. If I'm out late, is it easy to get a taxi back to the hotel? (It certainly isn't in Dublin on a Saturday night!)

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