I admit, I had no idea what to expect from Krakow. But, I was very pleasantly surprised. Despite the weather not being great, I really enjoyed the quaint, colouful buildings, the cobbled main square, and the intermittent clatter of horse and cart. It felt really oldy-worldy (yes, that’s a word my mum uses on a regular basis) with interesting shops tucked away here and there, as well as an abundance of surprisingly popular street performers.
I loved the rich colours of the shops and their unique shapes. Plus, the street lights (are they street lights?) are pretty cool, too.
A couple clamber into a horse and cart in Krakow’s main square. I didn’t opt to take a ride even though deep down I really, really wanted to. I hate being looked at, you see, and clattering along in one of these things tends to draw a fair bit of attention.
Look at those head-feathers. Fabulous, darling! I’m particularly partial to the red tassle-y things. I’m not so partial to the bells and metal fixtures, though, as they make A LOT of noise. At least you can hear them coming.
I’m pretty sure there’s some Hogwarts related magic going on here. LOOK…. HE’S BALANCING WITH ONE HAND. HIS WHOLE BODY. There’s no other explanation. I think some people waited around all day with the thinking that he was going to have to move at some point. That’s probably why they look so bored.
Can you work it out now? Wait — is that a magic carpet? THE PLOT THICKENS.
Have you been to Krakow? What did you think? More importantly, though, HOW IS THAT STRANGE MAN BALANCING?
About the author: Lizzie is a full time marketing assistant and part-time travel blogger promoting the ways to get the most out of grab-it-when-you-can travel. She spends her time creatively thinking of ways to plan trips around her job and advocating the idea that you don’t have to be ‘homeless’ to enjoy the perks of frequent travel. Aside from this, Lizzie likes questioning why people travel and the psychology behind it, watching crap American TV programmes, and drinking too much tea (cider). You can find out more about Lizzie here (go on – I know you want to see what’s behind the melon…)