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Krakow: Kazimierz and The Jewish Ghetto

Kazimierz: The Jewish District It’s a common misunderstanding that Kazimierz, the Jewish District, was where the Krakow Jewish Ghetto was located during WWII. The actual location of the ghetto is a short walk across the river in a district called Podgorze. We actually visited Kazimierz thinking it would be the area where…

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Polish Vodka Tasting at Wódka

We don’t have many beer gardens in the States so Nick and I have been spending our afternoons checking out different ones all around the cities we’ve been. In Krakow, things took a bit of a turn when we stumbled upon Wódka, a Polish vodka tasting bar near Old Town’s…

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Visiting a Traditional Polish Milk Bar

Bar Mlecznys, or Polish Milk Bars, are government subsidized cafeterias from Poland’s communist past. They were places where workers could get a hot, inexpensive meal after World War II. Often times, visits to the Milk Bars were covered in the worker’s wages. There are still a few Polish Milk Bars left…