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The decline of Krakow due to British drunks and What to see in Krakow?


frank666 1 | 2  
2 Aug 2008 /  #1
Having read some reports about the decline of Krakow due to British Drunken Yobs spoiling the city as a result of their pathetic behaviour, I am very wary of my up coming visit this coming week 06th to 13th August 2008. I also read in a daily newspaper (Mirror or Star) on Friday 01st August 2008, that the Mayor of Krakow does not want British Yobs visiting and is looking to attract a more sophisticated traveller, even saying he would prefer the "QUOTE" pink tourist i.e. gay or any wealthy tourists whom will spend a lot of money. I myself am not gay but I do love culture and I also respect other peoples cultures in fact I relish learning about other cultures. My main reason for visiting Krakow is to visit Aushcwitz to learn and see first hand the terrible past suffering of millions of innocents. I am also teetotal and only occasionally drink alcohol when I am abroad, and unlike the British Louts whom let the United Kingdom down I can take my drink ! Do you know why ? Because I know when to stop, and when to stop is long before you feel ill or act irrational. All I can say is Shame on the British Public and on our own Government for allowing it's citizens get so out of hand that they can't be controlled. On a final note can anyone give me some tips on what to do and see

Thank You
Frank
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #2
can anyone give me some tips on what to do and see

Hello Frank,
There are very many things to do in Krakow, it all depends on what interests you. I would recommend visiting Aushcwitz on the last day of your trip, it is depressing and will probably depress the hell out of you.

There are some good English people, I think I met one the summer of 91' but he was originally from Scotland, ha ha ha.
There is plenty of information on here that should aid you on your search, it is annoying to go somewhere, in fear of people judging you because of some Louts but I am sure you will have a wonderful time.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
2 Aug 2008 /  #3
Im English Im not a yob and there are plenty like me who visit Krakow, I saw are few dickheads but they are in the minority.

Sean is right about visiting Aushcwitz, it is most certainly best to visit at the end of the holiday as it can make you feel rather sad. Visit the salt mines when you get there, they are worth going to see (personally I found the tour a bit long winded but it was quite amazing)

Visit the Jewish district, lots of lovely bars and places to eat and so much to do and see.

Krakow is a wonderful city there is no denying that and I can assure you that one visit will not satisfy you.
polishgirltx  
2 Aug 2008 /  #4
miss Kraków

and also there is 11 pages when you search 'Krakow' on PF...some with really good tips...

have fun and send some pictures from the trip :D
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
2 Aug 2008 /  #5
"I also respect other peoples cultures in fact I relish learning about other cultures. My main reason for visiting Krakow is to visit Aushcwitz"

I am still trying to get my head around what part of "Polish culture" you will learn there?
miranda  
2 Aug 2008 /  #6
Aushcwitz"

I am still trying to get my head around what part of "Polish culture" you will learn there?

history would be a better word.
OP frank666 1 | 2  
2 Aug 2008 /  #7
Their food the way they live how they relate to visitors the architecture, their history
Shall I draw a Picture
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
2 Aug 2008 /  #8
Their food

Lots of Kababs in Krakow :)

way they live

In houses :)

Look mate, Krakow is a thriving city and Poland isn't some poor eastern block country.
polishgirltx  
2 Aug 2008 /  #9
In houses :)

mostly apartments (flats)...:)

Lots of Kababs in Krakow :)

and zapiekankas ;)


  • zapiekanka
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
2 Aug 2008 /  #10
There is nothing to be "wary" of Frank. If you carry around a copy of the "Mirror" or the "Daily Star" under your arm, I do not think the Mayor of Krakow will mistake you for a sophisticated tourist. Have a good holiday.
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
2 Aug 2008 /  #11
the way they live

in England

Their food

Placek po wegiersku mmmmmmmm

"I also respect other peoples cultures in fact I relish learning about other cultures. My main reason for visiting Krakow is to visit Aushcwitz"

I am still trying to get my head around what part of "Polish culture" you will learn there?

Hatred / suspicion of foreigners? Seroiusly though, Auschwitz shouldn't be at the top of your list in my opinion. Hang out in the town square, drink the (not so cheap) beer, look at the chicks, feed the pigeons and relax
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #12
Their food

There is a massive amount of Polish food here, in fact it is difficult to get anything else. Street food, beer food and a couple of French or Itilian places, being the exception.

way they live

Emm, Yeah, ok.

how they relate to visitors

Well just do not expect everyone to speak English. I remember meeting some Brits who thought the bartendress was impolite because she did not speak English, she was my friend. I am sure you will be fine.

the architecture

Simply wonderful, I recommend looking at a map of the centre of Krakow now and you will see the medieval layout, castle on top of hill, the green going around the market square used to be a mote. The architecture is simply divine, you will love it.

their history

Krakow is covered in History.

Shall I draw a Picture

Yes that would be wonderful and then you could post it on here, but I think you were being a smart arse and nobody likes a smart arse.
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
2 Aug 2008 /  #13
"I am also teetotal and only occasionally drink alcohol when I am abroad, and unlike the British Louts whom let the United Kingdom down I can take my drink ! Do you know why ? Because I know when to stop, and when to stop is long before you feel ill or act irrational."

Hey Sean, this sounds just like you!!!!!......lol
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #14
Hey Sean, this sounds just like you!!!!!......lol

Ha ha ha ha, I am always abroad!
miranda  
2 Aug 2008 /  #15
zapiekanka

it looks like a snake with catchup on it LOL
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Aug 2008 /  #16
well i'm sure sooner or later we will have somebody write that the reason Krakow is going down hill is due to the British :):):):) Sometimes the Poles love to blame everybody else apart from themselves :)
miranda  
2 Aug 2008 /  #17
nothing is going down.

The poster is not Polish BTW.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #18
well i'm sure sooner or later we will have somebody write that the reason Krakow is going down hill is due to the British :):):):) Sometimes the Poles love to blame everybody else apart from themselves :)

Yeah, Krakow is going up!. It just needs to sort out a few things. In Dublin we had the same problem with stag dos.
Or should I just let everyone beat up the Brits, hhhmmm possibly lay in a boot or two myself, lol
tomek - | 134  
2 Aug 2008 /  #19
and zapiekankas ;)

Ohh yes, I miss them, with spring onions. I live on them when being in Krakow and miss them the day I leave. Never managed to make them as tasty as in the small booths they are sold in.

2nd polish fastfood I miss, obwarzanki:

Obwarzanek
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Aug 2008 /  #20
Yeah, Krakow is going up!. It just needs to sort out a few things. In Dublin we had the same problem with stag dos.
Or should I just let everyone beat up the Brits, hhhmmm possibly lay in a boot or two myself, lol

hahaha i'm laughing for two reasons, your comments are actually funny however i'm also laughing because its rediculous how you could even consider Dublin/Krakow's problems were linked with drunk Brits, pppfffff.
OP frank666 1 | 2  
2 Aug 2008 /  #21
Whats your problem you ignorant prick
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Aug 2008 /  #22
are you referring to me, if so then instead of simply slagging me off, make a point :). Its easy to sit there and write rubbish like you just did when what you should be doing is countering me or making a clear point of your own.

Call me ignorant all you like, i've been called worse on this forum for being right :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #23
2nd polish fastfood I miss, obwarzanki:

Yeah they are great for on the way to work. What is the fastfood you miss the most?

Dublin/Krakow's problems were linked with drunk Brits, pppfffff.

Naw not like that, just there were some noises being made by a small minority of tourists, mainly stag dos, I could not say they are even close to being anywhere near the real problems in Dublin/Krakow.

Whats your problem you ignorant prick

That was a quick change, relax.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Aug 2008 /  #24
Naw not like that, just there were some load noises being made by a small minority of tourists, mainly stag dos, I could not say they are even close to being anywhere near the problems in Dublin/Krakow.

ok thats fair enough, i do understand that tourists can get a bit loud now and again, at least your wise engough and clever enough to realise that it has nothing to do with any of the problems
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #25
I think very often people do not see the millions of well behaved tourists and focus on the minority.
Tourism is great and all tourists are welcome and will have a great time and hopefully spend their money.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Aug 2008 /  #26
well to put a footy swing on this, they always say the best ref's are the ones you don't notice, i think the same can be said for the tourists :)

frank666

anything usefull to contribute???? anything to actually back up your statement that i'm a, whatever you called me :)??
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #27
anything usefull to contribute???? anything to actually back up your statement that i'm a, whatever you called me :)??

I am pretty sure it was me he was referring to but anyway it was a bit of an odd change from asking us to cursing but hey ho, that's life.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Aug 2008 /  #28
ow ok, your right about the switch in mood though. Even so if your going to call people names at least make a point with it!!! Fair play if you want to call somebody a name, however back it up with why your calling them that. If not its rather an empty post, don't you think?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
2 Aug 2008 /  #29
don't you think?

I try not to, it hurts too much.
tomek - | 134  
2 Aug 2008 /  #30
What is the fastfood you miss the most?

Zapiekanki, baquette with champinions, cheese and spring onions, mentioned by polishgirlx :-p (just salivating again) at least I've got a good suply of kindziuk and binduga, my favorite sausages

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