When my cousin Andrzej e-mailed me and asked if I would like to accompany him to his goddaughter’s wedding in Poland, I accepted immediately. What could be better than traveling with a native son, who spoke the language and knew the relatives? I soon found out.
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We took a short ride to another section of Krakow to see the Ethnographic Museum which presented the everyday life style of the Polish people. Now, you may be thinking ?How many museums could we be interested in?? Each museum had a different presentation of homes, clothing, tools, occupations, etc. and was set up to keep you interested in each aspect.
After breakfast we headed to the Salt Mines. Lots of stairs going down, but the views are worth it. Don’t worry there is an elevator that takes you back to the ground level. Zenon dropped us off to go shopping in Old Town after which we walked back to the hotel to rest.
Today we head for Krakow. We didn’t have to get up too early, but we had a full day. There was a Folk Festival this weekend just outside of the city so we headed on over there.
Great breakfast. The morning meal changes each day so it was always something we looked forward to. Today we went to Dunajec Castle. This was a large castle partly surrounded by a beautiful lake. It was very well reconstructed with a lot of the rooms containing furniture.
This was a fairly new hotel, with balconies in all rooms, overlooking the mountains. The restaurant downstairs was surrounded with windows which afforded us a wonderful feeling each morning.
Today we were off before 8 am and heading to Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains. We had to be packed because we were going to be staying in a new hotel.
On our way we visited Carpathian Troy, an archeological site dating back to 2000 BC. We started with a short movie and then our guide took us through the large site detailing everything we saw.
Nobility day. We left the hotel before 9am and headed to Lancut Castle. We arrived to find a large three story building beautifully decorated, wonderful grounds, a solarium and a carriage house.
My sisters and I met for breakfast and were joined by Zenon for our next day of adventures. We took off to see the Open Air Ethnographic Museum. This was our first experience in seeing how our ancestors lived. It showed the types of homes (from different eras) people lived in, stores, schools and churches they would have utilized. Zenon arranged for a guide who took us around the entire area and explained what we were seeing as well as answering all our endless questions.
Breakfast was included and it was excellent. We arranged to meet Zenon at the hotel so we had plenty of time to be ready (pack, eat and shop).
He loaded up the SUV and off we went to our first stop ? The Janczar Hotel. This hotel is a beautifully landscaped, serene place nestled amid hills and fields about an hour away from Rzeszow.
After setting up in our rooms, we headed up to the stables where we boarded an old fashioned carriage and took a very informative ride thru the area.