Poland | Castles & Umbrellas

Poland Wawel 2

KRAKOW, POLAND

Glad I brought my umbrella to my trip to Poland, it has been raining since we arrived, but we have still walked up and down the city!  Seriously, no rain can stop us!

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Wawel 1

WAWEL CASTLE, POLAND

This castle was built at the behest of King Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370.

Poland Wawel 2

The Vistula River

Poland wawel river view

Hello from the gorgeous city of Krakow, Poland!  

Top Things to See:

Wawel Royal Castle

Main Square Krakow / Historic Center

St Mary Basilica, Krakow (Kosciol Mariacki)

Ulica Florianska / St Florian’s Gate

Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Trip

Jewish District (Kazimierz)

Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

Must Try Restaurants:

(1) Szara

(2) Cyrano de Bergerac

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Poland | Krakow Main Square

Here is a group of photos that I’ve taken around various cities of Poland, loving this trip so much!

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KRAKOW MAIN SQUARE

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Poland Main Sq 5

LAGIEWNIKI, POLAND

The only coca-cola bottle that was written in English, and some chocolate bar… It was 8 AM and I was literally falling asleep from all the travelling, walking, etc, so needed a bit of caffeine to keep my eyes open another ful day…
Coca Cola

WADOWICE, POLAND

ANA FLORENTINA

 

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Poland | A Night Out in Krakow… | Travel Diary

Krakow Main Square

Poland main square night

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Main Square, Krakow

Krakow at night 2

Krakow at night

Krakow Main Square

KRAKOW, POLAND

Hi!  Just landed in Poland!   The city of Krakow captured my heart last year, so when a second opportunity for another pilgrimage to Poland came up, I had to say “Yes”!  This trip will be similar, but I am super excited that this time I will visit the village of Zembrzyce, located in southern Poland, and will stay there for about a week.  The other cities that I will visit are: Wadowice, and Czestochowa. The weather is currently a little colder than I expected!  And it is also raining quite a bit, but no rain will stop me from enjoying!

The photos that I am sharing on this post are of the Main Square in the city of Krakow.  The Main Square is a rectangular space surrounded by historic palaces, buildings, restaurants, shops and churches.  Here you will find the famous Market Place (it is huge! and has lots of Polish products).  Definitely walk inside of it and purchase amber products (I found a pair of beautiful earrings!).  Mostly everyone who visits Poland brings back a piece of amber jewelry to keep or give as a gift.  We had a delicious dinner at Restauracja Szara Kazimierz (highly recommend it / sit outside).

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Poland | Lovely day in Czestochowa

Lovely day Czestochowa

Lovely day Czestochowa

Turtleneck: Mango.   Black skater skirt, similar here and here.

I love this black skirt!  Had been looking for a cute one for a long time!  I found this one inside a little boutique while walking around Krakow.  Finally!  This one has faux leather texture at the top.   And the turtleneck I have had for a while.  I bought it while living in Spain, at one of my favorite stores, Mango.  These pictures were taken in the city of Czestochowa, a city in southern Poland by the Warta River (population less than half a million) .  Millions of pilgrims from around the world come to visit every year!

The city’s tourist attractions include:

-Jasna Góra Monastery / Black Madonna

-Częstochowa City Hall & Museum

-Kamienica Kupiecka

-Parks: Stanisław Staszic Park and 3 May Park

-The Avenues (main artery of the city)
Czestochowa 2

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Poland | Travel

Fall weather Poland

IMG_3159Sweater Dress: Mango, similar here // similar Sunglasses hereKrakow

Hello!  I have arrived to the city of Krakow, Poland, for a spiritual trip and will be spending two weeks visiting different cities in this country.  It’s my first time here so I am super eager to learn about the food, the culture, the landscape, and everything else!  The weather is currently so beautiful, it is chilly, but sunny.  The first photo was taken in Lagiewniki – here is located a sanctuary that is visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world every year.  The second photo is from the Main Market Square in Krakow’s old town, the tall building that you see is the brick Gothic St. Mary’s Basilica that was rebuilt in the 14th century.  It is well known for its impressive wooden altarpiece inside that was carved by Veit Stoss (a leading German sculptor, whose career covered the transition between the late Gothic and the Northern Renaissance).  I was impressed by the blue starred ceiling inside, it reminds me of Sainte Chapelle, the royal Gothic style chapel in Paris, France (also built and consecrated in the 13th century).  Something very interesting takes place at St. Mary’s Basilica: every hour a trumpet signal is played, that commemorates the famous 13th century trumpeter that was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm during the Mongol invasion of the city of Krakow.  I will post more photos soon!, so far I have limited wifi, and we are always walking around… xo

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