Tagged With "Krakow"

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Re: Finding Reiner #5: Behind the Veil of Time

PHeymont ·
I am just now catching up on reading, and I continue to be touched by not only your persistence and care in searching for Reiner, but also helping us search for meaning in so much that has been left behind in our understanding, because it doesn't fit under the grand tags that "simplify" history for posterity. This summer commemorates the start of World War I, important events of the end of World War II...and yet, so little of the individuals and their fates. Even the exhibits we saw this...
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Re: Finding Reiner #5: Behind the Veil of Time

HistoryDigger ·
I am finding the same is true for all wars I have studied. We know so little about the people in the trenches whose lives meant little to the leaders. I hope this bog series reveals at least one life. The journey to find Reiner has been life-changing for me, his nephew's wife.
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Re: A Fall Visit to Krakow's Hala Targowa Market

Samantha ·
Hey, I love apples and the ones on this post look amazing. I recently did a post on the Oak Glen Apple Harvest in California. Have you ever been? I haven't, but have had friends bring me back some. They were wonderful. Glad you had a nice time at the market. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Fall Visit to Krakow's Hala Targowa Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Samantha! The apples were a highlight of the market and we enjoyed them! Very sweet and juicy. I've heard of the Oak Glen Apple festival but never visited it. I regret I didn't. But I lived in Washington state for 8 years and as you know, apples are a big deal. There are a number of harvest festivals in that state featuring apples.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 7, 2015: Obwarzanek vendor, Krakow

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Islandman , How that brings back memories! Beautiful country and wonderful people.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 7, 2015: Obwarzanek vendor, Krakow

Steve ·
I was driving across Poland to Czech Republic in October and decided to spend a night in Cracow and was surprised by several things: The town was jumping on a weeknight, which made hotels expensive (relative to other places in Poland), and a vacancy hard to find. Everyone in town seemed to be under 30 years old, kind of the Portland of Eastern Europe. Parking was hard to find and costly. Once in a hotel and parked, the town was an absolute delight to walk around with beautiful streets and...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 7, 2015: Obwarzanek vendor, Krakow

PHeymont ·
The obwarzanek seems very similar to the Turkish simet, sold on corners all over Istanbul, and also cheap. Mostly sesame version, but occasionally others. A really good snack, and also excellent with kaymak, the buffalo milk creme fraiche.
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ava ·
I just love the tiny Church of St. Wojciech. I'm glad that now I'll know what it is - and to look for it!
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ottoman ·
Hi Ava : ) You are going to love Krakow. The locals are very friendly, the scenery is beautiful, and the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Enjoy your visit. I hope you share your adventures (along with pictures) with TravelGumbo upon your return...I (and our entire TravelGumbo family) would love to see them. By the way, if you have time, take a day to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and another day to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration/Extermination camps. Your best bet to see...
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ava ·
Thanks Ottoman! I'm really excited to hear all of the positive things about Krakow. We have already booked a tour at Auschwitz, but I don't know if we will have time to visit the salt mine (although it looks amazing). I'd be happy to share some photos.
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

GarryRF ·
The Salt Mines are one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It would be a shame to miss seeing them. When you are in town you will see this building. It's the Rail Station. The salt mines are just a few stops along the line. 10 minutes. So easy to find. So worth it.
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

GarryRF ·
In the main square, school children perform dances and theatre for passers by. Adults perform parades and fashion shows. During the summer when I was a visitor there was something on display most afternoons. Krakow is a beautiful city to walk around.
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Re: Signs of Krakow

GarryRF ·
That's quite a collection you have DrF ! One thing that surprised me about Krakow is how welcoming the locals are. If you ask someone for directions - and they don't speak English - they'll find you someone who does. Wherever you travel people go the extra 100 feet to be nice to you. It must go in writing that this in the top 5 visitor friendly Euro cities. There are some great deals from here in Liverpool.UK. Return Flights + 2 nights hotel. £99/$145. And budget conscious travellers will...
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Re: Signs of Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Garry! Yes, it is a friendly city and it is a budget travel destination. And the Poles want to keep it that way.
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Re: Signs of Krakow

Ava ·
What a great intro to the city! I'm traveling to Krakow on Saturday and hope to see some of these.
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Finding Reiner #5: Behind the Veil of Time

HistoryDigger ·
Reiner’s grave in Poland used to be unmarked, but I’ve made three trips to this beautiful country to fix that one error of war. My upcoming posts will highlight the progression of my research here to learn Reiner’s fate.   In...
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Signs of Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
We explore Krakow, Poland, by looking at the signs you find around the city.
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April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ottoman ·
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Krakow, be sure to see the main square of the Old Town.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 7, 2015: Obwarzanek vendor, Krakow

IslandMan ·
    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...
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A Fall Visit to Krakow's Hala Targowa Market

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love to visit farmers' markets!  I enjoy the colors, the friendly people and, of course, the chance to buy some top quality fresh foods.  The entire experience lends itself to photography and exploration.     While in...
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Doors of Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
A gallery of some interesting doors DrFumblefinger encountered while visiting Krakow, Poland
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July 12, 2018: Krakow Weddings

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves a nice wedding. Here are photos of some wedding couples from Krakow.
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Re: July 12, 2018: Krakow Weddings

George G. ·
Likewise, I enjoyed taking wedding photos in other countries when we happen to stumble upon them. My wife and I seemed to share in their happiness since our wedding was our happiest moment in life.
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April 22, 2018: PIWO Beer Truck, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger stumbles across a rather unusual advertisement on wheels while visiting Krakow.
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Re: April 22, 2018: PIWO Beer Truck, Krakow

Professorabe ·
A lovely old truck, intriguingly with Berlin registration plates. Piwo, incidentally, is not a brand, but simply Polish for beer - mirroring the English word on the back.
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May 27, 2019: Nysa Passenger Vans, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger saw a lot of Nysa passenger vans in service of the tourism industry in Poland.
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A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed a wonderful food tour in the beautiful and historic Polish city of Krakow. He shares details and photos of this experience.
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August 16, 2019: The Statue of Jan Matejko, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a rather clever statue of one of Krakow's most famous painters, situated in a lovely city park.
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Re: A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

GarryRF ·
Another colourful and indepth report from a beautiful city. An inexpensive and friendly location. I wish I'd booked more time there.
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Re: A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks GarryRF. I wished I'd had a few more days there, too, but that's always an excuse to go back sometime, isn't it?
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St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow (Where Gumbo was #333)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting beautiful St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow. Situated on the City's popular Market Square, it is best know for its magnificent altarpiece.
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September 7, 2019: A Humble Man's Place to Pray, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the church where Pope John Paul II prayed when he was archbishop of Krakow.
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