I’m sure you do it too – before going on holiday I cross my fingers and toes that, please, please, Mother Nature, it won’t rain. And maybe it will even be sunny? The problem with long-term travel is of course that, as hard as I try to route my trip zig-zagging away from weather systems (kidding, no way I’m that organized) some places will have awful weather.
Krakow was one of those places.
However, if I had to journey into wind, sleet, and snow somewhere, I’m glad it was Krakow. Because, you guys, this city doesn’t know how to look gloomy. Even while squinting through gusts of wind filled with sleet I couldn’t stop smiling.
And then on my last evening there the sun came out!
I do wish that the weather had been a little milder so that I could have ventured farther from the Old Town. I had wanted to visit the other side of the river to Podgorz to see its rundown mansions and trendy cafés, but I ended up only getting as far as Kazimierz, Krakow’s historical Jewish district.
Plac Nowy is the heart of Kazimierz’s nightlife, probably due mostly to the famous Alchemia. I didn’t go there at night, but I did indulge in Krakow’s favorite drunk food (it even tastes delicious sober) – zapiekanka. I can’t tell you how many times my stomach rumbled as I was editing this photo, ha.
I can’t believe it took me so long to visit Krakow, but I at least know that it won’t take me that long to return (probably when I next go to visit Cieszyn).
Where to Stay in Krakow
I’m so excited to share where I stayed in Krakow, because I truly think I stumbled on one of the city’s accommodation gems: Globtroter.
This guest house is beautifully designed with hand chosen artwork (no bland hotel paintings here), cozy carpets, and lace tablecloths. Our room even had a Pooh Bear sitting on a table!
I hate when guest houses feel so generic that I end up forgetting what country I’m in, but this definitely wasn’t a problem at Globtroter. Check current rates for Globtroter here
Globtroter is in the center of the Old Town, but tucked back in a pretty courtyard, which most rooms have balconies overlooking.
The best part? With surprisingly inexpensive rooms, Globtroter can be both an affordable splurge for the budget traveler (because let’s be real, you’re going to want to live it up a little while in Krakow) or a great deal for the luxury traveler. It’s the sort of place that I’d recommend both to my best friend and to my parents. Check current rates for Globtroter here
Many thanks to Globtroter for hosting me while in Krakow. As always, all opinions are my very own!