After making some rather silly mistakes in Warsaw, my next stop the historically rich Kraków. I had the luxury of spending more time in Kraków compared to Warsaw.
Kraków is a relatively small city, so it was incredibly easy to walk from one attraction to another, exploring the city on foot.
During my stay in Kraków, the weather was amazing. It was sunny every day, and at times the heat made me feel as though I was back in Singapore.
I’ve always thought summer in Europe was just: A sunny day with temperatures of 20 and cooling wind. That proved to be wrong in Kraków because the temperature went up to 32degrees on one of the days!
The great summer weather meant that the city was teeming with people, tourist and locals, out and about enjoying the benefits of natural vitamin E. My favourite place to hang around for a meal/beer in Kraków was around its Main Square.
When you get to the main square, you’ll see people chilling by the fountains with beers in their hands, horses riding by with tourists on carriages, teengaers running around, pigeons and children playing in water puddles, and everyone just seems to enjoying themselves.
Within the Main Square, there are several places to visit including the Krakow Chruch with its amazing façade, and the Cloth Hall. I initally thought the Cloth Hall was a place that sold cloth, but it wasn’t. Turns out it was a long hallway lined with shops selling lovely jewellery, leather good, and other tourist souvenirs.
The architecture in Krakow is also brilliant – yes I know, I always commend on the architecture of every city, I just like that its all different and unique! Walking around the side lanes from the Main Square, you pass by many cafes, more horses riding and an occasional girl playing the violin (I spotted 2!) It’s such a great atmosphere on a warm summer day.
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When the heat gets too overwhelming, you can always pop into a café along the street. I did that several times just to get a drink or ice cream.
Every café I went into had its own unique design, lovely music, and great atmosphere. My favourite was this underground café with stone walls leading downwards to a warmly lit area with nice dark wooden tables and the most comfortable sofa; which I collapsed into and started sipping my orange juice.
The great thing about Kraków is that it's extremely affordable. I got a scoop of blueberry icecream for less than 50p, and it wasn’t one of those artificial tasting sort. I was so pleased. The fact that it was way more affordable than London meant that every time I got a beer, or compote – that was my favourite drink - It did not feel as though I was over spending unnecessarily.
Warm summer days in Krakow are the best. Well, warm summer days any where in Europe, frankly, will be awesome! Oh, but first they have to have affordable drinks!