Combining sad holocaust history with joyful Krakow
To start with I would like to mention that the next couple of posts from me will be Poland focused. My boyfriend is original from south of Poland and therefore I have been there a couple of times. In this specific post I will present joy and grief. I will start with joy which is the city of Krakow 🙂 This summer it was my second visit there and it just really is a great place! The thing with Krakow is that it is cozy, grand, bohemian, stylish, busy, quiet, modern and old, yes all at once! It is a place to fall in love with and it definitely need a place on my highlight list. Just have to think where to put it. And moreover, it is still almost half price from Sweden which make it a good spot for splurging.
One of my favourite areas in Krakow is the Jewish area Kazimierz. There we spent rather some time walking around. The area has many cosy cafees and shops. It also has an old Jewish graveyard which is a bit ghost alike. Men must have something on their heads as they walk around.
The main square in Krakow is the largest medieval town square in Europe and it is magical to walk around there at night. There is also a castle in the city called Wawel. Some nice rooftop bars around this area makes a nice place to have a drink and watch the sunset over the castle. And ofcourse there is much more to explore in Krakow…so long
This time I took the chance to go and visit Auschwitz. I decided for a three hour guided tour where we first walked around in Auschwitz maincamp but also went to nearby Birkenau. I am very glad I did this tour because I learnt a lot more about this terrible part of history than I knew before. The first thing I learnt is that Auschwitz was just one part of a whole area of concentration camps. Birkenau was 30 times bigger! Emotionally it is ofcourse very heavy to visit old gas chamers and other unpleasant parts, but for me it is important to take part of things like this too when you travel. I have chosen to share some of the pictures from this day. I encourage you all to visit once.