The 8th of August it was finally time for my long awaited trip to Krakow. My best friend and I have been looking forward and talking about this trip since the very first week we met, which was about a year ago. It was so weird to actually go there after fantasizing about it for such a long time. Today I want to share some of my experiences with you and tell you a little more about the gorgeous city of Krakow! If you’re interested in finding out more, make sure you continue reading.
Long story short: I went to Krakow with my best friend from school. Most people I told about out trip didn’t quite get why on earth we would want to go to Krakow. So for those of you who are wondering why as well, I will explain it. Poland is quite a cheap county. The food, the hotels, the cabs, everything is super inexpensive. Since we’re still students with a small addiction to shopping, this seemed like a great place to go.
Another reason why we chose to go to Krakow is because it’s like heaven for those who love shopping. There are lots of extremely big malls and they sell Lady Speed Sticks for way less than in the Netherlands (where they are only available online).
That being said, let’s move on to the experience. Instead of booking a regular hotel, we decided to book an apartment instead. To me it seemed like a great idea to do that because you have your own kitchen and you have the freedom to make your own food if you don’t feel like going out. The apartment we booked was from Emaus Apartments.
My overall experience of the apartment is pretty okay. We had a pretty large room with two separate beds. We had a kitchen with a stove, a dishwasher, a microwave and a coffee maker and tea cattle, which is pretty much everything you need. The room was super clean and everything seemed very new. The only downside to the apartment was the bathroom. Don’t get me wrong, the bathroom was incredibly clean, new, pretty and spacious as well, but the shower didn’t have any doors so every time we took a shower the entire bathroom was wet.
Apart from that I really liked the apartment complex we stayed at. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we even booked someone who gave us a facial in our own apartment which was extremely nice and relaxing.
The apartment we stayed at was pretty close to the main square, the big centre of Krakow. Around the corner were multiple bus stops so you could basically go anywhere from there. But because we were pretty lazy we ended up taking a cab rather than the bus a couple of times, all though the bus system worked fine as well.
When it comes to the city itself I really liked it. Some parts of it look very old and empty, but other parts are extremely pretty, big and impressive. There are lots of gorgeous parks and statues, so there is enough to look at.
When it comes to the people in Krakow I have mixed feelings. Most locals didn’t understand English so it was pretty difficult to communicate with them. This did lead to a few funny moments, but sometimes those who didn’t speak English didn’t even want to talk to you. Those who did speak English (and some who didn’t) were very friendly, helpful and kind. So if you ever have a question it might take a while until you find someone who actually understands you, but when you do they are incredibly helpful.
When it comes to restaurants I am actually very impressed. There were so many nice modern little coffee shops and breakfast places. There are too many to visit. I am going to write a post on some of my favourites soon, but overall they are really nice and the food is incredibly tasty and super affordable!
All together I had one of the best vacations ever. We went shopping a lot, I bought a lot of stunning pieces of makeup and clothing and I ate some delicious food. I won’t be going into detail when it comes to the malls and restaurants because I am writing separate posts on those topics, but I hope this post was enjoyable to read and maybe even a bit helpful if you’re considering going to Krakow.
Thank you so much for reading today’s post and let me know where you went this Summer!