We have cousins in Krakow. It was time to revisit the family, share the latest news and, while in town, do a little exploring. The city of Krakow was familiar to us by now but we still found some new experiences. Museums, concerts, "The Mound", little cafes and many gift ideas.
Our old frend was a driver and guide so we had little difficulty in getting around. We drove to the mountains, rafter a river, explored many small and medium sized towns and literally ate ourselves silly with "pierogis". Polish beer is by far unique but tasty.
While in town we could not miss seeing the religious icons of Poland in its two majestic monasteries and basilicas of Jasna Gora and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The effort to get there was worth the experience. Of course, a revisit to Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow, was high on the list also.
The gallery of images below is a brief testament to the sights and attractions we visited. Assisted ably by our hostess and a neighbor and guide, we spent our time fully engrossed in the Polish people, cultural places, scenic attractions and most of all Polish traditions, foods and hospitality.