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From a tourist standpoint, Krakow is known most for two things: the “Old Town” that survived World War Two intact, and for being the hometown of Pope John Paul II. I didn’t know much else, but found an excellent guidebook (Rick Steves’.) My first stop was Wawel Castle, Poland’s most visited site.
|Wawel Castle from Vistula River|
|Grounds of Wawel Castle|
|Wawel's "Power Point." Note the smudges on the wall from hugging believers.|
|Pope John Paul II's college room, with the Castle in the background.|
|Market Square in Krakow's Old Town|
|Kielbasa guys. Note the communal stand-up dining table in the background.|
|Old Town at night|
|Old Krakow's market square.|