We woke up to lovely sunshine on the last day of our stay at Krakow! The Old Town Square was washed clean in the previous day’s rain. Street vendors were setting up their pop up stores at the Town Square for the day’s business!
While my friend Anita enjoyed an extra hour of sleep. I had my final shoot in the Town Square at 7 am. Love filled the air as I began to photograph Claire and Karthik. Soon the ancient buildings turned into a movie backdrop and I was able to capture some timeless moments!
Soon after my photoshoot, Anita joined me for breakfast at Pod Słońcem.
We enjoyed a traditional Polish breakfast of cold cut ham, some curd cheese, some mature cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers along with…
a plate of gooey scrambled eggs!
What’s a vacation without some shopping? We hit the old town square to pick some souvenirs. Amber is the native gemstone of Poland. I picked myself a pair of Amber earrings.
The pop-up shops in the Town square have a great collection of handicraft products that make for excellent gifts. I bought this handmade porcelain nativity piece from the very lady who made it.
We had to rush back to our room to pick up our luggage and leave to the airport. But we couldn’t resist these grilled Oscypek cheese on the way.
This firm sheep’s milk cheese has a combination of salty, sour, sweet and smoky flavour to it. It was one of our favourite eats on our trip.
Although our stay spanned over four days, we had only two full days to explore the city. If you are someone who plans on spending a weekend in Krakow, here is what I would suggest you do!
My List of Must-See in Krakow Within Two Days
- Explore the Old Town of Krakow: It’s one thing to simply sight’see’ Krakow and it’s a whole other thing to feel the city. In summer, there is so much going on, from concerts to street performances. Just take a stroll and savour the sight of the city coming alive! (Read: My Evening in the Old Town Square)
- Go on the Free Walking Tour: Do you wish to see the most prominent spots in the Old Town and get a glimpse into its history? Book a Free Walking Tour and walk through the 15th century Krakow Silk Hall, the Jagiellonian University where notable astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus studied and the magnificent Wawel Castle and listen to epic historical stories. (Read: Our Free Walking Tour Experience)
- One day Tour of Auschwitz Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine: It will be an experience that will leave you distressed, changed, inspired and awestruck! (Read: Our visit to Auschwitz & Birkenau and Our Visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine)
Anita and I vowed to make an yearly trip to new countries for as long as possible. We are already planning our 2018 trip. Although our next trip is months away, the excitement has already started to build. For me, it’s not just the trip that is exhilarating. All the planning and months of the day-dreaming is what makes even the shortest trip super special!
Have you been to Krakow? What are the places you enjoyed being to? Share your Krakow experience in the comment box below!