Day Trippin: Czestochowa, the Czarna Madonna, and Jasna Gora Monostary

To anyone interested in Catholic history, or is a Catholic themself, heading to Czestochowa to the Jasna Gora Monostary from Krakow might be a good idea.  The original Czarna Madonna is held here, and the monostary is also an end-point for thousands of people on pilgramages, my mother-in-law included.  The actual piece of art is held behind…

Love Locks on Bernatka Bridge

Every European city has that bridge adorned with locks of lovers.  In Krakow, look no further than the bridge that connects Kazimierz and Podgorze, aka, the Jewish district and former Jewish Ghetto.  You won’t find random men selling locks around the area, like Paris, so bring your own.  But you will find whole sections of the…