KrakÓw is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Our visit to Krakow was a surprising delight. Not knowing what to expect, although we did some research, we found something interesting around and on every corner.
The highlight for us was sampling the local fare. The Krakow snack of choice is obwarzanek, a palm-size twisted ring of bread strewn with poppy seed, sesame or salt. Street vendors sell the obwarzaneks all over the downtown area. They are a cross between a bagel and a pretzel, soft to chew and very tasty. They are very cheap, only a few zlotys, and the locals usually have these as a snack on their way to work or something for mid-morning. We were buying 3 or 4 at a time and just snacking on them as we were exploring the city.