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Vacationing in Krakow for a month, how to keep myself occupied?


marksthespot 1 | -
23 May 2012  #1
Already done all the usual tourist activities so what's next? I only know a handful of people here, so far all we've done is go sit in the rynek and drink beer. Im staying with a friend who he works everyday and usually brings me along, kind of strange if you ask me. I'll usually break away for a few hours and go for a bike ride or like today just went for a run by the river (the highlight of my day). Only other people i've met have been students so they're obviously busy during the days. Any other ideas for things to do?
Hipis - | 227
23 May 2012  #2
Head down to Zakopane on your own for a few days, go walking in the Ojców national Park, head down to Czarny Dunajec and go river rafting. There's all kinds of things to do :)
catsoldier 62 | 596
23 May 2012  #3
What had you planned to do for a month in Krakow?

I suppose you would prefer to stay in Krakow?

What are you interested in?
rybnik 18 | 1,462
24 May 2012  #4
you really need to get out. Go spend a day in the Jewish quarter (Kazimierz); take a tram and check out Nowa Huta (model Stalinist town). Take a day trip and vist the salt mine in Wieliczka (very very cool - well worth the trip). Don't forget to see Częstochowa!.......That's for starters (I love the Zakopane suggestion).
pip 10 | 1,661
24 May 2012  #5
and to make you appreciate life- take a trip to Aushwitz. Then perhaps you may have a different perspective.
peterweg 36 | 2,316
24 May 2012  #6
Then perhaps you may have a different perspective.

Or don't bother and stay happy.
Rumfuddle 1 | 20
24 May 2012  #7
I was there for a couple of days last weekend, lovely place..

Drink Żubrówka with apple juice, eat pierogi (Polish dumplings) on a terrace bar. Wander around and get lost, I did this - it's fun. It's not a huge city, you'lll find your way again.

Watch the drunk British stage parties swagger past and pretend not to share the same mother tongue as them.. If I was there for longer I would definitely study Polish. A lot of people in Kraków speak very good English .. But I really feel food, drink and language get you into a country. And read books about Poland.. I read Adam Zamoyski's History of Poland before I went, and also Finding Poland by Matthew Kelly, an Englishman of Polish/Irish descent writing about his Polish family's experiences in the 1930's and 1940s.

and to make you appreciate life- take a trip to Aushwitz. Then perhaps you may have a different perspective.

Definitely, I also made this trip - highly recommended ..
catsoldier 62 | 596
28 May 2012  #8
You could take a bike ride to Tyniec. It looks lovely in this video
rybnik 18 | 1,462
28 May 2012  #9
What a great ride! I wanna do it. Did you see the great weather they had? Nice.


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