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How to drink Wódka

How to drink Wódka

Tatanka is the BEST way to drink Wódka. Despite losing my Tatanka virginity in a bar named ‘Alchemia’, this polish cocktail is so effortless that even the most futile cocktail maker can produce it! And it goes something like this… 4 parts apple juice 2 parts Żubrówka (Otherwise known as Bisongrass Vodka) Garnish with cinnamon I could sit here and gush about how it literally tastes like liquid apple pie, but www.zubrowka.co.uk offers a more refined definition. ‘The sweetness and…

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Following the red umbrella

Following the red umbrella

Follow the red umbrella with Cracow Free Tours. Come rain or shine, you’ll find your authentic Polish guide sheltered under a red umbrella with an unmissable union jack flag poking out on top to let everyone know where the Brits are! Starting at 10:30 and 14:00 daily, this two hour tour is a great way to get those Fitbit UK & Ireland steps in whilst learning about the disparate history of Krakow. — in Kraków. Spread the word!

Sleep-deprived thoughts I had while approaching our hostel

Sleep-deprived thoughts I had while approaching our hostel

Sleep-deprived thoughts I had while approaching our hostel in Krakow; “OK so we’re staying in a hostel. I’m not sure I like hostels. It’s ok you have a private room. You’ll only be there to sleep. Is this a safe part of town? I hope the beds will be comfortable. I heard someone had no curtains in their hostel? Oh god, I hope they have curtains!” It’s ok, they had curtains. And I survived. Our hostel resembled that of a…

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The Krakow milk bar you HAVE to visit

The Krakow milk bar you HAVE to visit

No I’m not suggesting you go milk sampling in the centre of Krakow, but rather taste some of ‘Grandmas’ delicious homemade dumplings at U Babci Maliny – a traditional polish canteen. Those keen eyed travellers who spot the small sign down Sławkowska street will wander through a strange building wondering how there could possibly be a hidden canteen here, and then soon be directed to the not-so-secret basement traditional milk bar. You’ll be welcomed into a homely wooden ‘house’ complete…

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How to get the most from your visit to Auschwitz

How to get the most from your visit to Auschwitz

Having only occurred seventy years ago, and with the threat of World War Three looming, Auschwitz is a museum with significant importance, today more than ever. It can be a very heavy experience, so it’s recommended you make plans to visit the Wodka Bar on your return to Krakow. Duration Your experience should last around six hours. There are regular buses directly to and from the Museum (see here) with a travel time of approximately 1 hour 30 minutes each…

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How to visit Auschwitz for £5

How to visit Auschwitz for £5

There is always the temptation to book with a tour operator to visit this must-see destination, and I agree that the ease of having someone puppeteering you is useful for large groups, but let me tell you that you can visit Auschwitz for half the cost and just as easily, and here’s how. Krakow’s public transport is both simple and cheap. The MDA bus station adjoins onto the train station and the Galeria Krakowska. You can purchase a 14 PLN…

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