Krakow is Love at First Sight

Cloth hall watermarkKrakow has so much history and beauty I could stay a month and not see everything.  Considered the cultural capital of Poland there is a vibrancy of a college town  and the history of a thousand years.  Jagiellonian University was the second university in Central Europe founded in 1364; today over 50,000 students are enrolled.  Take away the modern cars and Hard Rock Cafe and I truly feel like I’m in a movie set from any World War II movie set in Europe.

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A Trip to Poland Began 10 Years Ago

I leave for Poland September 28.  Until ten years ago I could only spell it and locate it on a map of Europe.   I’d never heard the Polish language, met anyone from Poland or grown up around that culture.  As an adult I knew little of European history prior to the WWII.  Poland was a communist country behind the Iron Curtain – you heard little from that part of the world prior to the fall of communism in 1989.

 

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