With only a limited amount of time, we weren’t exactly sure where to start given the amount of Polish specialties. Of course the pierogi is Poland’s signature dish, but the country has much more to offer. We sat down in a few restaurants in Warsaw and Kraków to try the countries’ best.
From Kraków, it is about one hour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration camp during the Nazi regime. We decided on a half-day guided tour, as getting there by public transport is somewhat complicated. We visited both Auschwitz I (the original camp) and Auschwitz II (Birkenau).
Poland surprised us; we spent two days in both Warsaw and Kraków, and found both to be way more modern than we initially thought. Both cities, although lacking a proper skyline, are very colorful yet very different. Both centers are very walkable, and therefore best explored on foot.
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