At the end of September Colin and I took a short break away to Krakow. For me it was nearing towards the end of a busy wedding season and for Colin he was finally finished with a massive project and tons of overtime at work. We were in need of a few days to recharge. So, why Krakow? No reason really other than it was cheap and cheerful. At €300 for flights and 3 nights accommodation for 2 people you couldn't beat that. At first we thought maybe we were a bit mad going to Poland in October. Typically it would be cool and rainy, not unlike Dublin in October. But we lucked out and got 25 degrees and sunshine everyday. Krakow turned out to be a little gem and a perfect spot for a short break away. It's a place steeped in history and an overload of sweet treats around every corner. Ice cream was on every menu! Colin and I stayed at Aparthotel Stare Miasto for anyone considering a break to Krakow. It's central, very clean, and affordable.
Poland was never a place I had high on my list of places to visit, but now I'd love to go back and spend more time driving around the country and learning the history. There were a few humbling moments especially walking around south Krakow. Overall we had a relaxing break in a beautiful city and the people are very friendly. But I do recommend learning a few polish words and phrases if you plan to venture outside the city centre or you may just end up taking the bus when you really wanted to take the train! How we did that I'll never understand! ;)Favourite food eaten in Krakow: Buckwheat with Polish sausages
Favourite moment in Krakow: Sitting outside under St. Mary's Basilica listening to the trumpeter that plays every hour around the clock.