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Spring time…

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Dinner yesterday, Roasted Sunflower Seed crusted Baltic Cod with Dill Sauce…

Did I tell you I love Krakow? Okay I did. Everything’s been perfect since I landed at the airport yesterday.

Krakow airport (domestic terminal) is as small as it gets… I flew here via Warsaw on LOT Polish Airlines, one of the worse European carriers I’ve flew with before.

I didn’t have enough of zloty (Polish currency) when I landed and he offered to take my Euros instead! It ended up slightly cheaper paying in Euro. On the way to the hotel, he gave me a brief insight on Krakow. Needless to say he was very proud of his city. I wish I could say the same for me and Kuala Lumpur =)

The hotel I am staying in, the Qubus Hotel Krakow is one of Krakow’s latest hotel. Built in 2006, the rooms feature a contemporary design with predominant use of wood and pastel colours to accentuate warmth and comfort. My room isn’t as big as the one in Latvia, but it feels more comfortable. Free broadband internet truly tops the sundae!

My bedroom
Enough about hotels, it’s springtime in Krakow! Strawberries and insects are in season!

This HUGE fly that I swatted yesterday…

A few interesting facts about Krakow:

1. One of the oldest and largest cities of Poland.
2. One of the leading scientific, cultural and artistic centres of the country

3. Former residence of the Polish kings and a national capital, considered by many to remain the spiritual heart of Poland due to its history of more than a thousand years.

4. Major centre of local and international tourism, attracting seven million visitors per year.
5. Old town in Krakow – Unesco World Heritage Site.

4. Largely sparred from the devastation of the two World Wars.Most of Krakow’s buildings are mostly Renaissance with some examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Bronze chair sculptures near my hotel…


Written by Leo

26 April 2007 at 21:24

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