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November 17th 2014
Published: November 17th 2014
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Full moon between the church steeple and the taller city watch tower. Bugler every hour in to top windows.
Monday, 2pm Arrival in Krakow

Train getting close, Polish announcements

Keep a lookout for station signs



Easy walk from station to town square

Beautiful old buildings! bustling streets

very helpful TI (information) woman

great Polish beer on the square

English spoken here!



Change dollars to zvoty in one of many exchanges

check each exchange board carefully

Look for the best exchange, watch out for crooked exchanges

Be sure to tell the difference between buying and selling dollars



Walk through Cloth Hall souvenirs

wood carvings, pottery, tons of amber jewelry

step out into the now-dark square

amazing little lights floating down from the sky

young college-age guys selling these little toys

bought some for our students



Cozy wood-fired pizza joint for beer and pizza

coffee and ice cream on the square

clock tower bugler every hour

we can even hear him from our guest house

enter a doorway off a small square

walk down a long hallway to another door

open into a secret garden

up two floors of
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A quick walk across the square to delicious croissants and coffee.
winding stairs

out onto a balcony and enter our room

old, open beam ceiling – quaint

and $50 a night, yes!


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Horse-drawn carriages and bread sellers on cobblestone streets.
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Enjoying great Polish beer under heated umbrellas. The life!
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Old Town main square after dark.


18th November 2014

Chills
George and Kevin: The name Krakow just gives me chills, but I would want to go there if I were there. I was nervous and chilly reading your travel notes but glad you found "Starbucks" a little of Seattle right over there. A great adventure for you two. Love, Gran'ma

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