Krakow, Poland – Part 2

Well, Krakow certainly put on a show for me. The average temperature whilst I was there was -19°C! Even the Poles were complaining about how cold it has been. My taxi driver to the airport told me it was -22°C when he started work at 6am that morning! When travelling I love adventuring and discovering places by foot, but being outsidr in those temperatures was quite unbearable.

Despite the temperatures, my time in Poland was wonderful. Yet again a different currency to get used to (Polish Zloty), but the XE app has been fantastic and as it works offline it is preferable to relying on my maths skills.

FYI the currency in Prague, Czech Republic was the Czech Koruna and in Budapest, Hungary the currency was Forints.

Krakow, Poland - January 2017

Krakow, Poland - January 2017

Krakow, Poland - January 2017

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Krakow, Poland - January 2017

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Krakow, Poland - January 2017

Krakow, Poland - January 2017

I had noticed that there were loads of golf carts milling around the Town Square; so I went to check out what the deal was. The gold carts provided tours to certain areas of the town. On the basis the temperature at that time was -18°C, I felt that a private tour in a heated golf cart was a great idea. My driver Peter was from the Ukraine but passionate about Krakowian history. There was pre-recorded information that Peter played, along with some ad-hoc commentary.

Peter showed me some of Old Town, Kasimierz, the Jewish Quarter, the former Krakow Ghetto and Schindler’s Factory.

Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Factory of Oskar Schindler
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Factory of Oskar Schindler.
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Krakow Ghetto. Note the wall is in the shape of Jewish tombstones.
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Krakow Ghetto
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Pharmacy Under the Eagle

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadeusz_Pankiewicz0

 

Krakow, Poland - January 2017
People who committed adultery were locked in here for up to six days!
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Church on the Rock – Church of St Michael the Archangel and St Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and Pauline Fathers Monaster, Skalka. The bishop of Krakow (Saint Stanislaud of Szcezepanow) was slain here by order of Polish king Boleslaw II the Bold in 1079.
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Catholic Church of the Augustinians.

Jewish Quarter

Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Jewish quarter
Krakow, Poland - January 2017
Jewish Quarter

One thought on “Krakow, Poland – Part 2

  1. You have experienced Poland at the most freezing time Darl and still managed to see so much – well done with such interesting articles and photos Xx

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