Today on Sunday 18th of April we join Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria Kaczyńska in their last trip. This day marks end of a week of national mourn. The couple died Saturday, the 11th of April 2010, in a tragic plane crash in Russia near a town of Smolensk.
It makes me feel weird looking at the statistics that everyone wants to know about Alicja Bachleda-Curuś and Colin Farrell – a couple who have met during shooting of Ondine. It is in fact a story related to Krakow – they have visited our city plenty of times and even christen their son here. Anyway – just so it’s certain: it is not the most important story about Krakow!
More info here – http://www.roomwithaviewkrakow.com/news/alicja-bachleda-curus-and-colin-farrell-ondine-poster.html
And now for something for people who enjoy good cuisine wherever they go. RoomwithaViewKrakow.com, one of the best and definitely independent websites about Krakow, just published series of articles on Krakow’s restaurants. The most recent ones would be reviews of Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, Sakana Sushi Bar – Japanese cuisine in Krakow, La Strada – italian food in Krakow and something for Jewish style cuisine lovers Klezmer Hois. Enjoy reading!
we all hope the spring will show up in Krakow really soon. But until now March has been rather unpleasant and not encouraging to do any tourism connected activities. It’s still cold and quite wet, the temperature around 0. So – if you come to Poland don’t forget your hat and hot jacket. Otherwise … well, you know, you’ll get a cold. Anyway – the spring is coming with such events as Krakow Fashion Awards 2008, The Wojciech Cejrowski Show or Romanian Culture Festival, all in April.
Well … simple as that – wear a hat and a scarf, don’t go out too often and take care of yourself. Winter can be tough in Poland, but fortunately there are some ideas … It’s always possible to go and have a portion of moulded wine in the Market Square. Straight from the barrel. Also – polish speciality is a hot beer with spices added. It’s tasty, spicy and really worming up. So – enjoy.
Krakow is a city of culture. It’s said that as Warsaw is a capital in political and economical sense, Krakow is a cultural capital of Poland. Planty of galleries, museums, historical sights and significant monuments make the city the most important place in the whole country. Such places as Bunkier Sztuki, Galicia Jewish Museum or monumental National Museum in Krakow are not only important but also speak to the people of all ages. In short – if you come to Krakow don’t forget to take it cultural side under the consideration.
Christmas in Poland are traditionally polish, Catholic and very official. You’re suppose to visit your family, eat 12 dishes served on the Christmas Eve supper. Then go the a midnight mass and sing Christmas songs all the way. On the Christmas Day you also go to the church and then basically eat and watch tv. Also people wish good health and prosperity to each other. Well … at least that how it’s done. And after you survive couple of days, usually free of work, only thing to cope with is a New Year celebration. But that’s in the next episode…
Krakow provider wide range of hotels and hostels. Depending on your budget you can choose between hundreds of places. One rather important notice is that you would check where it is before booking a room. Some hotels may offer better prices and be located centrally, some others may be expensive even though you have to travel to reach the Market Square, Wawel or Kosciuszko Mound. So – better travel with head. Look at the interactive map of krakow with some of the hotels and hostels localized and described. Have a good stay in Poland.