Delicious Bits of Krakow

Currently I have issues blogging – not that I don’t have ideas, or photographs, but rather I don’t find/make the time. Especially now, that I’m also on holiday, I don’t really bother to edit posts. That doesn’t mean, I would not want to. So, here goes, I pulled myself together and edited the delicious meals I had in Krakow! Editing these photos I had food envy (is that a thing in English?) of my past self (the one eating all those treats) and sad I’m not in Krakow right now to eat this stuff all over again.

monday

food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Choco Cafe Raspberry Souffle with wipped cream (still dreaming of this)


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Cafe Szal – Melon Rasberry Ice Tea (it’s freshly made from actual tea/dried fruit and the lower quarter was still warm)


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Boccanera – amuse-gueule & pizza bianca

tuesday

food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Zenit – smoothie with berries (? I do not remember to be honest, but I know it was very good)


Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow Chimney Cake Delicious Bisquit Caramel

Streetmarket – the most delicious thing ever and I would probably sacrifice my fristborn for it – chimney cak with caramel cream, a frozen yoghurt/ice cream thing, caramel bisquits and caramel sauce


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Cafe Bunkier – Kraków John Lemon (who doesn’t love a play on words like that?!)


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Café Bunkier – Falafel

wednesday
We were at Auschitz and Birkenau that day, so we took no photographs, however I had some panini and in the evening we ate at Cafe Szal again where I had really good hummus with delicious bread.

thurday

food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Café in Wavel Castle – Ice Coffee


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Book Café across from Peter & Paul Church it has a bookself made of stone on the outside – Rasberry Lemonade


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

same café – Pierogi (one set with spinach and one with ricotta, however there was beacon on top of the later, which I had to remove)

friday

food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Wesola – inside the café


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Wesola – vegan cake (I think rasberry and currant)


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Wesola – Smoothie with Strawberry


food diary krakow meal lunch cafe dinner

Caffè Nero

The food was rather cheap compared to where I live, yet incredible high quality (& delicious) and the cafés often sell creative/innovative handmade lemonades/smoothies/ice teas – this city is such a great choice when it comes to food and drinks!

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Discovering Krakow | a few Impressions and a bit of a guide

Krakow Impressions
In July I went to Krakow with a dear friend, it was rather spontanous, but it was a great idea! The city is really lovely and wonderful to explore by foot. We also had fantastic weather, though it was almost too warm. So, today I wanted to share a couple of photos and ideas what to do in Krakow. Of course we also went to Auschwitz and Birkenau, but we considered it inappropriate to take photos and instead just listened to our six hour guide, which was very informative and very well done. The only downside was that there were [understandably] a lot of people and some of them were acting (a bit/very) disrespectful.

Krakow Rynek Sheep
Krakow Rynek
Krakow Rynek
Krakow Gallery 19th century
Krakow Gallery 19th century Hołd Pruski by Jan Matejko
Hołd Pruski by Jan Matejko
The main square, Rynek, is quite beautiful, but tourist-y (in general Krakow is not as full of tourists as Rome or London, but on those main attractions there are still lots of visitors), so if you want to have a quick getaway, you can visit the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice (Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX wieku w Sukiennicach) on top of the cloth hall. Of course, 19th century art is my favourite and this gallery was really beautiful inside and out. There is also a lovely café (Cafe Szał) on top of those halls, which has a great view over the square, delicious food and drinks and isn’t even crowded with tourists. You get there through the entrance of the museum as well, but you don’t need a ticket for the café.

krakow Bazylika Mariacka
Nearby is also the tower of the town hall (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa – Wieża Ratuszowa) which you can climb and gives you a good view over the city too. I’m pretty sure there is a theatre downstairs which sounds wonderful. Another mustsee is the Bazylika Mariacka, a beautiful, extravagant church on the inside and I love those colours. If you want to take pictures, you have to buy a licence though (it’s rather cheap and I think for such a stunning church that is really okay).

Krakow Amber Museum
Amber is really popular in Poland, so there is even an Amber Museum close too the main square (well basically everything is close to Rynek), it’s for free, features some great artwork and you can also buy some beautiful pieces there.

Krakow Kazimierz Streetmarket
One of the most beautiful parts of Krakow is definetly Kazimierz/the Jewish Quarter, it is really calm and besides adorable café there are also lovely streetfood markets around almost every corner. Compared to food at home/in most cities I visited so far it’s very affordable, cheap considering what you get (e.g. freshly made chimney cake with a sort of ice cream, caramel cream and caramel bisquits for 13zl/3€). We also visited a very cute Vintage Store – though there are a lot more cute shops in that quarter, Vintage Classics. They sell both Vintage pieces and pieces made from Vintage fabric (with Vintage cuts), I found two adorable hats there and the sales assistant was too nice. It’s a bit of a long walk toward’s Oskar Schindler factory (especially if you have been walking all day long and have to walk back afterwards), but it adds to the experience.



It would have been a great place to take your bike too, but we only took them riding aroung Planty, the park area and on the day we went to Zakrzówek Lake. It is a bit difficult to get to the place where you are allowed to swim, but it is worth it and the ride is beautiful too. I won’t attempt to explain it, because I’m terrible with directions, but the way along the river and through the woods, maybe even hiking a bit is lovely.

Krakow Collegium Maius
Krakow Collegium Maius
Krakow Collegium Maius
Krakow Collegium Maius
Another highlight for me was Collegium Maius, I mean, I love old universities, but that one was especially beautiful with all the scientific instruments and the amazing ceilings. There are a lot of tours and you can book yours right when you are there. Matching the theme of education, there are lots of antiquarian bookshop all over the city and easy to spot.


Wavel Castle we only managed to look at from the outside (and walk through the fantastic church), because there were so many people waiting in line (at both cash points). Mind you, it was a Thursday and we were rather early, so that was a disappointment. Especially since it is not possible to buy the tickets beforehand, so I don’t know if you want to see the castle, get in line two hours before it opens or something like that.


I really enjoyed Krakow, especially the food (will blog about that too). Have you been there and if so what did you enjoy most?

Moth Outfit

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Apparently, there is this myth about moths being dead spirits. Well vengeful bad spirits, but since I think moths are lovely and beautiful, let’s just say spirits of any kind. I love that idea, moths are mainly found during night time, looking for light, I can imagine them being ghosts of people that passed recently. After all there are even moths with the image of a skull on the back.

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Sure, those mainly remind me of Silence of the Lambs, but then again that movie is amazing. I can’t even say if I like the movie or TV show adaptation of Hannibal better. Of course, the TV show has Hugh Dancy and he is literally my favourite male eye candy. And it’s by Bryan Fueller, because he is an amazing show runner (thinking of, I have to continue American Gods). Anyway, I think moths work great with the genre in general, because they have this darkness and calmness at the same time.

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Of course, moths also remind me of Animal Crossing, because as a kid I used to play AC in the evening, especially in summer and catching moths was always part of that. By now I also own my own little (or not so little, it’s actually rather big) moth and it looks a lot like the big one in Wild World. So besides me loving moths, and this on being beautiful, that is another plus. You can see it here, by the way.

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow

In a way that also matched the gothic vibes Krakow has to it. However I cannot let this pass without mentioning how AMAZING this chimney cake (it’s actually a Czech thing, but whatever) with caramel cream, a sort of frozen yoghurt/ice cream and my favourite bisquits. Not only does it look like heaven, it was an utter dream come true. That’s probably why I look at it as if it was my one true love or my newborn.

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow Chimney Cake Delicious Bisquit Caramel

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow Chimney Cake Delicious Bisquit Caramel

Outfit 60s Babydoll Moth Green Lips Goth Krakow Chimney Cake Delicious Bisquit Caramel

Dress – handmade | Choker – Dead Bambi | Brooch – Vintage | Shoes – Dorothy Perkins | Lipstick – kiko Metal Lipstick in 12 Forest Green