If you only have time to visit one city in Poland, make it Krakow. This city is rich in culture and history, it has beautiful architecture, it’s super cheap and it’s fun. Krakow also has interesting and key places to visit nearby, one of them being the hard to digest but not to be skipped, Auschwitz. Below I outline the best things to do in Krakow, as well as accommodation and transportation tips.
Krakow Bucket List: Things To Do
Explore Krakow’s Old Town
Make this the first thing you do. As soon as I got to Krakow I did a free walking tour of the Old Town. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and took us to many beautiful sites including the Main Market Square & St Mary’s church, Cloth Hall and Townhall Tower, the remains of medieval city walls with Barbican and St Florian Gate, St Francis Church, Bishop’s Palace, the Papal Window, Wawel Hill, Wawel Castle and Wawel Dragon.
I ended up doing a bunch of free tours in Krakow with the same company, they always had Polish guides which made a lot more authentic.
Amsterdam was, before I fell in love with London, my favourite city in this world! Then, I guess it’s my second favourite now. The Netherlands holds a very special place in my heart!
I’ve visited Amsterdam more times than I can remember when I was a student in Rotterdam, and many more after. It’s hard to explain what makes it so special. I guess it’s a mixture of the beautiful canals, the “town” vibe despite being a capital city, the friendly locals and the fact that you can do most of it on foot, or by bike. Find the best things to do in Amsterdam in this post.
EPIC AMSTERDAM BUCKET LIST
Experience Amsterdam’s bike traffic
Amsterdam is the most bicycle friendly capital city in the world. 60% of the trips in the capital are done by bike! Also, isn’t cycling great for sightseeing? Rent a bike for the day or your stay, there are tons of rentals available. I even rented a tandem bike once. However, do be careful, there are a bunch of tourist accidents. So many, that the tourist board released a funny video on how to cycle safely.
The famous “pommes frites” from Belgium are also very popular in the Netherlands and are traditionally served in a cone with mayo on top. The best in Amsterdam can be found in Vleminckx.
For this Femme Luxe haul, got a lot of a good set of items as usual! I chose a trendy red blouse, a knitted dress and super cute stone coloured trousers. I hope you are excited as I am about this haul.
My favourite item this time around was the Stone Satin Cuffed Trousers – Mia. They are super elegant because of the slight shine to them, neutral colour, and simple cut which makes them look high quality even if the are quite affordable. These trousers have an elastic waist which makes them super comfy, I sized up too so that it’s nice and easy to pull them through my hips with not much effort, they are a bit loose around the waist but I don’t particularly care. The cuffs mean these are pretty good for spring as they can be worn with sandals in summer and long boots in winter. You can’t wear these with a belt but that’s alright. I love styling these in monochrome with other cream or neutral items and with mules when it’s hot outside and with a nice crop top as in the picture. I always wear blazers as these elevate your outfit.
Sintra was one of the highlights of my Portugal trip. Seriously, I loved it. I regret tons not staying for one night versus just visiting for the day from Lisbon. It is a magical place likely due to the combination of nature with attractions that were just so incredible and unique. It’s truly out of a Portuguese fairy tale.
So, either if you are visiting for the day or spending one night I’ll walk you through how to best enjoy it.