Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
As with most cities I visit, aimless wandering served as my primary activity. All of Krakow’s self-contained Old Town was worth the wander and I often found myself in the main market square, which is the largest medieval town square in Europe. It was a great place sit down at one of the many outdoor cafes to enjoy a drink, and also where I enjoyed al fresco dining. The first night I ate at what I believe was called the Piano Rouge, but don’t recall any piano playing (of course, I wasn’t inside). The meal, smoked salmon followed by roast duck, was not only superb, but surprisingly cheap, and the best meal I had during my transit from Vilnius to Milan. The next night I ate at the Restaurant Wierzynek, which had been recommended to me by friends as the best restaurant in Krakow, but proved disappointing. Perhaps I didn’t dress the part, as they seated me in a deep corner of the patio, my waiter seemed a haughty prick, and the pheasant I ordered was a tough old bird. And compared to the Red Piano of the night before, the joint was way overpriced.
Along with wandering Old Town, I especially enjoyed my exploration of the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral, apparently the home of much of Poland’s royalty over the centuries and the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland…. Not to mention incredibly beautiful with wonderful views of the Vistula River below.