Herring Night

Carnaval in Poland (the time just before Lent) is filled with many strange traditions. We already showed you Paczki Day, but now, as lent approaches, it’s time for herring. Herring Night, or Śledzik in Polish, is the last day before Lent begins and Poles fast for 40 days from indulgent things such as alcohol, sweets, or…

Eat a Meal in a Local’s Home

My biggest fear when I travel is that I am going to end up at a restaurant where a local person would never go. I always search before a trip to find a place that is recommended by a local blogger or talk to my friends that may have spent some time actually living in…

8 Tips for Cheap Eats in Krakow

1. Obwarzanki are your friends Obwarzanek are the Krakowian bagel. You can get them on virtually every street corner. And while local Poles will have a favorite stand, we think they are good just about anywhere. They only cost around 40 US cents and have toppings like poppy seeds, cheese, salt, or sesame seeds. They make…

Fat Thursday (Tlusty Czwartek): 3 Things You Have to Eat

In Poland, instead of celebrating Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras like everyone else in the world, they celebrate Fat Thursday. The holiday is aptly named, as just about everything you are supposed to eat on that day is deep fried, sugary, and delicious! Here are some of our favorite foods to have on Fat Thursday….

Day Trippin: Top 10 Things to do in Zakopane, Poland

We have so many posts about Zakopane right now, we’re thinking about starting an Emily’s Guide dedicated just to the mountain town. But for now we bring you our list of the best things to do in Zakopane. Use this list to build the perfect itinerary. If you’re doing a one-day trip from Krakow you…

Zakopane: Ski Jumping and World’s Largest Ice Maze

Update for the 2017 season in Zakopane: Looks like the ice maze in Zakopane and castle have both been re-built for this year as well! Check out the labyrinth’s Facebook Page for more information on this year’s festivities! Today we headed out to the mountains for the annual Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane. Not…

Meatless Eats in Krakow

Vegan or vegetarian? No problem! There are plenty of options for people with these sorts of dietary restrictions in Krakow. We’re sure you’ve heard that Poland has a very meat-heavy cuisine, which may be true, but there are also so many choices for people that aren’t fond of meat. Vegetarians may find it way easier than…

The Best of Krakow: Our Favorite Local Spots

There are a lot of local spots in Krakow that we haven’t written about despite the fact we go to them at least once a week. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we are having such a good time with our friends that we forget to even take pictures! And…

A Tour Of Krakow’s Main Square

The main square of Krakow is one of the most visited sights of the city, and for good reason. The Rynek Główny, as it is called in Polish, is one of the largest squares in Europe and contains strikingly beautiful architecture and an abundance of Polish history, However, the monuments and points of interest to…

ChanuKrakow: Celebrating Hanukkah at the JCC Krakow

Christmas Markets aren’t the only thing happening in Krakow this time of year- just a short look at part of the ChanuKrAkow celebrations at the Jewish Community Center in Krakow this year! We were lucky enough to be able to attend just part of the ChanuKrakow celebrations this year in the Kazimierz District. Hundreds gathered…

The Royal Snack Route: A snack-crawl through Krakow!

Most are pleasantly surprised by the food here in Poland, and even more surprised by the prices.  We have a whole list of must-eats here, but if you want to make a whole day of it, we have created The Royal Snack Route, highlighting the best Polish street-eats, which just happens to follow along the traditional…

Welcome to Krakow and About Us

Krakow is one of my favorite cities in the world for many reasons, and is an amazing place for travelers to visit and ex-pats to live. It is still slightly undiscovered if you compare it to other popular tourist destinations, such as Prague or Paris.  It’s very cheap for anyone traveling with a stong currency, like…