Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Exploring Krakow

The next day we ventured over to the closest mega mall-Galeria Kazimierz. It was exactly like the malls back home, but on steroids. On the way home I stopped by our local supermarket and had my first solo food shopping experience, which was both frightening and exhilarating at the same time. I bought some basic items such as mushroom soup, bread and yogurt. I would save the culinary adventures for another time.

In the afternoon we were given a guided tour of Krakow. We saw the oldest buildings of the Jagiellonian University, where Copernicus once studied long ago.

We passed by the former home of Pope John Paul II and saw the window where he would stand in front of every night when he was younger, to converse with the crowd of people that had gathered below.

Our last stop was Wawel, which included the Cathedral and the Castle itself, both magnificent works of art. Living in a town that had a castle just adds to the surreal feeling of living in Krakow.

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