Krakow’s Best – Ivan
City you visited: Krakow
A Zapiekanka is an open-face sandwich made of half of a baguette or any other long roll of bread, topped with sautéed white mushrooms, cheese and sometimes other ingredients, and toasted until the cheese melts. But the best thing is the price to amount ratio. For only a few zloty you can get pretty full (I could not eat the whole thing, and my stomach is basically a never ending pit). After a night out there is nothing better :)2｜Best place to hang out: Just go to the old Jewish Quarter- Kazimierz. There you can find everything you need, from open food courts and caffes to cool little bars. This is also the centre of nightlife, so everything a young person could need you can find there.3｜Best memory: We arrived on Thursday and the first thing that I noticed was how the city was full of young people, even though it was not the weekend. Walking through the city and feeling that energy was simply unforgettable.
4｜Best activity: Definitely visit Schindlers old factory. Even though the holocaust is a heavy subject, the museum was, simply put, the best museum I have ever visited. It really takes you in, you really feel how it was living in Krakow and Poland during WW2. It is interactive and uses text and video to recreate parts of the town during that period making the experience feel genuine and authentic. You will exit the exhibition thinking about what you know about the lives of the Jews during this troubling time. I especially liked how at the end there is a black and white book showing how both the Germans and the Jews (as well as Polish people) both did good and bad things and that history is not as black and white as it is always shown.