The real Krakow
02.08.2012 - 05.08.2012
Well today has been an interesting day. We started off with breakfast in our hotel, it's included like it was in Scotland. I have to say we both agree that it's awesome when you have a hotel with breakfast. When your in a strange place with no car and you don't know about the food, it can take forever to find and figure out what to eat. That was a huge problem in Paris. I put up a pic on my fb of our breakfast this morning. Polish breakfast, is different that's for sure. Kebasa sausages, weird watery scrambled eggs, cold cuts and cheese, this mushy looking cheese with something in it (it literally looked like clumps of coloured poo), dried up muffins/loafs, bad looking apples, weird cold cereal, toast and jam and yogurt. Well I ate exactly what Candice ate, and I'm the one who was lucky enough to get sick. In retrospect, we have been Europe for 8 days, eating out for every meal, eating food that is foreign to us, cooked/prepared differently and not part of both of our normal everyday healthy diet (yes, we both normally eat extremely healthy). So I guess it's only normal that eventually we get sick from eating foreign food, I'm surprised it took this long. So, I broke out the Imodium today, my old best friend. Spend half the day feeling yucky, with tummy cramps and literally afraid to eat again. I like Poland, but I'm scared of the food now. Especially since we don't know what made me sick. On a happy note, the morning coffee is EXCELLENT! They have the best coffee machines in Europe!
After breakfast, We walked through the Old Town, saw a bunch of church's and walked up to the castle. We were in search of a post office, which was apparently on the top of the hill where the castle and cathedral were. After asking 5 people and a good 30 minutes later we found it and stamps were bought! YAY!!
Then we walked to the Jewish Old Town. There was such a difference between where we are staying in Old Town and the Jewish area. We went through the Synagogue Temple and walked on in search of the Old Synagogue. We eventually found it, after walking directly by it because the side of the building looked like a ghetto with spray painting everywhere. The road it was off of was so sketchy looking. It was crazy to see that 70 yrs after the war how war torn areas still looked, especially in the Jewish area.
After the Old Synagogue, we had a late lunch at a polish restaurant. I was so worried about eating after the morning, but I survived. We tried our first real perogies. We got a mixed plate with cheese, mushroom and meat perogies. The meat was 'mystery meat', who knows what was in it! One of my meat perogies tasted so bad, I couldn't stomach it but the rest where okay.
It's really hot here today, we were dying. So we walked back to the hotel to relax and cool off. Our hotel room is awesome but omg is it ever cold! We have tried to adjust the thermostat many times but it isn't changing. We are in hoodies, socks, barried under blankets and we are still cold!!!! I so cold my nose is running! Lol
We left our ice box of a hotel room for dinner. We had an awesome dinner at a fancy polish restaurant down the road. The food was amazing!!! My fingers are too cold to upload the pictures tonight, I'll do it tomorrow.
We booked a tour tomorrow for Aushwitz. Should be an interesting day.
We are really enjoying Poland!!!