…because why not?
I didn’t expect anything. But, I was pleasantly surprised…not because of how beautiful the places were, but because of how they made me feel.
Stockholm was sad. It was picturesque, and unique in that it is a city made of islands. It was utopic – the government, the metro, the university – everything seemed perfect. But it felt sad. Maybe it was a combination of the darkness and the cold. I guess I really am a tropical girl. But, the people brought the warmth. ME3 is family…a crazy family.
Poland felt like a post-soviet film, very different from the chateaus of France. It was amazing. Delicious and cheap food – we ate like kings! Alcohol everywhere. And all the Polish people we met were nice, but not in a pushover kind of way. Sassy but kind. History was seeping all over the place. I don’t think you can leave Poland without being amazed at how resilient these people are.
If you are going to Europe, I would say – go to Poland! It is charming, cheap, and is quite the experience. It wouldn’t just be a site-seeing tour, but a trip you actually learn from and feel something about. ♦
Restaurant: Zapiecek (not to be confused with the large restaurant chain)
Small and cozy restaurant (often full!), with good and cheap food. Best meal I had in the entire trip.
Spacious and cheap, walking distance to everything. Super complete + balcony + traditional building.
So we got to Krakow super late, and the host had us picked up from the bus station. The guy who picked us up is apparently also a tourist guide so he was “touring” us and giving recommendations on the way from the terminal to the AirBnB. Even gave us a ride to the restaurant. Good guy.