24 hours in: Krakow

24 hours in: Krakow

The city of Krakow is a beautiful mix of old and new, as well as history and culture. If you only have one day to discover this fascinating Polish city, make the most of it with these local tips from our guides, packed full of adventure and local know-how. Early...

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Poland’s “Big Bear” beer tastes like mountains and stars

Poland’s “Big Bear” beer tastes like mountains and stars

“Let’s reach higher.” That’s what Agnieszka Łopata and Andrzej Czech said to each other one day before they moved from the city of Krakow to the wildest Polish mountains, the Bieszczady, which run along the southeast of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. After all, there could be no better location...

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Must-buy souvenirs from Krakow

Must-buy souvenirs from Krakow

Part of the fun of visiting a new city is picking out all the great souvenirs you want to bring home, either to remind yourself of how much you loved this corner of the world, or to introduce a piece of a new place to friends and family (and let...

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24 hours in: Warsaw

24 hours in: Warsaw

Even if you’ve only got one day in Warsaw, that’s still enough time to cram in a fair amount of sightseeing. Thanks to easy access from the airport to the city centre, you can get downtown with plenty of time to see the sites and dine on dishes like pork...

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Things to do in: Krakow

Things to do in: Krakow

Done all the major sights in Krakow, but still have a little time to kill? That’s where our locals come in handy. Check out these tips for the best things to do in Krakow, local style! Catch a panoramic view of the city from the Krak Mound The Krak Mound...

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Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

The zapiekanka (a long, open-faced sandwich) was a beloved piece of my childhood. But not only mine — it was a miracle treat for a whole generation of Polish children who discovered it at the end of ‘80s (and who still buy one from time to time for sentimental reasons)....

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Forget the folk songs; in Poland, locals dance the tango

Forget the folk songs; in Poland, locals dance the tango

On any given night in Krakow, there’s a milonga happening somewhere. The sultry tango may have its roots in Argentina and Uruguay, but at some point the dance worked its way from South America across the Atlantic, and landed in the most unlikeliest of places: Communist Poland. And while most...

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A local’s guide to Kazimierz, Krakow

A local’s guide to Kazimierz, Krakow

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Kazimierz sounds like your kind of place, local Krakow guide Monika and her team can show you...

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The complete guide to: Krakow travel

The complete guide to: Krakow travel

According to legend, Krakow was founded on the defeat of the Wawel Dragon. While the dragon may be gone, what you will find is Europe’s largest market square and a charming Old Town — in fact, the city itself has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1978. If you’re...

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10 ways to stay warm when it’s winter in Krakow

10 ways to stay warm when it’s winter in Krakow

Sure, it’s chilly, but winter in Krakow can actually be quite pleasant. The streets and squares, covered with a white blanket of snow, are magical and unforgettable. And there are local experiences that are simply best enjoyed when it’s cold outside. So if you’ve resisted visiting Poland because of low...

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