A Guide to Polish Beer

After a long day of seeing the sights in Krakow, there’s nothing better than drinking a culturally-relevant libation. This Polish beer guide is designed to help you choose the best Polish beer during your vacation. While most people think that the drink of Poland is vodka, consumer surveys report that beer is the more popular drink. It definitely is favored among my Polish friends. You can ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in Krakow, Poland

  Yes, you absolutely can find amazing deals on comfortable hotels in the center of Krakow, Poland. When we visited the city, two friends and I stayed in a family-run hotel, just a few blocks from the Main Market Square, for $60 a night. Below, you will find some similar deals on Krakow hotels, as well as a few luxurious hotel listings. The historic center is the best place to find ... Read Full Article

Where to Eat When in Krakow, Poland

Krakow Wawel

Choosing a restaurant in Krakow can be a challenge. Poland, the land of pierogis, borscht, and oscypek, serves up traditional foods that are as delicious as they are difficult to pronounce. This article will get you past the quasi-hieroglyphic names so that you can eat at some of the best restaurants in Krakow while savoring the unique flavors of Polish cuisine. Krakow is well known for ... Read Full Article

First Time Visitor’s Guide To Krakow, Poland

Sukiennice (the cloth Hall) at night in Krakow

Krakow is one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Though it’s located in the “Lesser” region, it’s no slouch: Krakow is the only Polish city that wasn’t decimated during World War II, and its Gothic architecture puts the city center on the list of World Heritage Sites. While it is the second largest city in Poland, Krakow retains a small-city feel, with plenty of small, winding streets and ... Read Full Article

The Salt Mines of Krakow, Poland

Though the Wieliczka Salt Mine is visited by millions every year, I likely wouldn’t have known about it if my Polish friends hadn’t taken me to it. Naturally gray in color, the mine is composed of salt rock, some of which has been polished to a clear, glass-like transparency. This glass-like effect encompasses the entire cave, including one area that touts some impressive salt rock chandeliers ... Read Full Article

The Romance of Krakow, Poland

Krakow main square

  When I first visited Krakow, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that the city is one of the few Polish cities not destroyed during WWII and that the beautiful architecture of its buildings is some of the oldest in Poland. I also knew that Krakow has the largest medieval town square in all of Europe, the Main Market Square. Finally, I knew that Polish beer—piwo in Polish, pronounced ... Read Full Article