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  • 1. Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Wieliczka caters to about 1 000 000 tourists a year (thats a VERY large amount) - during the summer months they average about 6000 tourists a day... by my rough calculations that equates to about...

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  • 2. Tourist information offices

    Tourist information offices are good source of information of course. But they also provide very expensive day trips, as I find out. I spend some time in Krakow...

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  • 3. Krakow in a golf cart

    You will see these golf carts parked around Krakow near the tourist sights. They offer city tours, but you have to look carefully as some of them are quite...

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  • 4. Musicians Touting The Main Square Bars

    This is one that's difficult to avoid if you're sitting having a beer, or three, on a sunny afternoon outside one of the Rynek Glowny bars. The first hint of...

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  • 5. COLD DRINKS - NOT SO FAST !

    Many shops sell cold soft drinks across Krakow. They have the normal drink coolers like the one pictured here. They are filled in the normal way with top name...

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  • 6. BE CAREFUL F YOU ARE DRINKING !

    Krakow and Poland as a whole have a fantastic variety of beers, vodkas and even wines to enjoy. Poles are also much heavier social drinkers than most countries...

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  • 7. The Cloth Hall

    Yes, I know that some people actually like this place! And yes, It does have attractive-looking bits and bobs.Personally-speaking I think it is a waste of a...

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  • 8. TOILETS !

    The first think you need is to be able to IDENTIFY a toilet. You will see triangle and circles. Triangles for Men and Circles for the Ladies. Now you need to be...

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  • 9. Krakow - a tourist trap all on its own...

    Well, this might be a generalisation, but Krakow IS the most popular tourist destination in Poland. For good reason i guess. Walking through the Sukiennice...

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  • 10. Cafe Ariel: decent food, fake atmosphere

    During my first trip to Poland, I had the chance to meet many people involved in the revitilization of the Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. While most of the stores...

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  • 11. Taking a taxi

    Taking a taxi always remember to take so called "Radio" Taxi. It’s the one that you can call for and has it’s phone number and a name of the company written on...

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  • 12. Fake Taxis

    You'll find these guys around the city, or they'll find you actually... Common street hustlers looking for the rubes, so to speak. They will offer to take you...

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  • 13. About toilets ;)

    First thing about toilets in Krakow - most of them are toilets you have to pay at least 1 zloty. For me this price is still quite big, sometimes, lets say, in...

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  • 14. Restaurant at Wawel Hill - avoid at ALL costs!

    Avoid the restaurant situated just next to the ticket sales hall (not sure what the others are like)! The food is horrible, the portions are tiny, and not at...

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  • 15. AUSCHWITZ 2nd camp TIPS 7

    Birkenau entrance ....we are waiting our bus that runs every hour in the afternoon and while we were sitting we saw arriving a jewish young guys with a huge...

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  • 16. AUSCHWITZ 2nd camp TIPS 4

    Inside a Barrack..bunk beds on each side and theu have a stove in the middle with 2 chimney on each endthe barrack is 30m long and 10 wide made in wooden and...

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  • 17. AUSCHWITZ 2nd camp TIPS 2

    the railway track guides you easily to the camp...a straight track runs till the end of the camp..really scaryActually from the 1st to 2nd camp there is a bus...

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  • 18. AUSCHWITZ 2nd camp TIPS

    This is the 2nd and scaryest Auschwitz camp...its a huge and flatter plane surrounded by trees at the end and a railway track that cross all it. Every few...

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  • 19. AUSCHWITZ TIPS 3

    Into the barrack.. most of them has a lot of pics former prisoners and beneath it when they got in and when they "got out"... mostly of them hold just for 3 or...

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  • 20. AUSCHWITZ TIPS 4

    Among two barracks there is the execution wall....listening guides we knew that sometimes before get out to the yard nazis killed prisoners in the previous room...

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  • 21. AUSCHWITZ TIPS 2

    This is the famous letters in the entrance of Auschwitz 1st...everybody get crazy shooting pics here and the railway track, wire fences, lolonce cross this door...

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  • 22. AUSCHWITZ TIPS

    This is the entrance to Auschwitz 1 (the first field once you arrive) for more information about how to arrive look in my Oswiecim tips pageAfter a large avenue...

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  • 23. Tipping in Poland

    Tipping etiquette in Poland can be confusing for foreigners. While in other civilised countries it´s normal to say thanks when a waiter collects the money,...

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  • 24. Going on day trips from Krakow

    Touts at the central bus staion offering to take you to places like Auschwitz.These guys will offer you a trip in a car and then to pick you up , but the price...

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  • 25. Getting to Auschwitz

    There are 2 ways of getting to Auschwitz, you can take either the train or the bus. Taking the train won't face you with much problems, though it's slightly...

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