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Krakow the great
Member Name: jonapova
Advantages: massive shops, modern, very cheap, great food
Disadvantages: you'll want to stay there!
When I was looking to go on a cheap holiday, I never would have thought I would have chosen Krakow, Poland. I was quite surprised at how cheap it actually was, it cost me £20 return with no taxes to fly there and to stay in a guest house for 5 days was only £40 - so overall a very cheap holiday. I arrived there not knowing what I was going to see, or what I was going to do! The Airport is kind of out of the way, but there is a train station right next to it, which takes you to the main centre of Krakow for 1.60 zlotie (which is about 50p) The buildings are beautiful and there's a lot of history behind them (you can read the history on the plaques on the side of the buildings - they seemed to be everywhere which was very useful!) The people were extremely helpful and spoke very good english. In the main square there's a big building called 'Cloth Hall' which has a huge number of tiny stalls selling all bits and bobs. I've been to Krakow twice now, and there always seems to be a mini festival of some sort in the main square, like mini tents with polish foods and sweets, dancers and singers - there's always something going on. they have multi storey buildings with book shops and entertainment places. they even have cafe's and restaurants all in this one square. the side roads are the best though, and if you walk far enough, you come to an old cinema which costs around £1 to £2 for a ticket. There's a lot to see and do, and its all in walking distance, its really cheap and you'll have a great time, I can't wait to book another flight out there. Police are always patrolling the streets and I've never seen any commotion. Krakow seems just as modern as Liverpool. There is also a shopping complex next door to the train station (at the town centre) which has 4 levels, including a food court.
Summary: Krakow is just as modern as Liverpool, it has everything you need
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