Krakow: Mythical Dragons and Pierogi Dumplings
Krakow is a beautiful city, with street performers, live music and vibrant restaurants lining the Old Town Square with beer and local dishes it was the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon. It was so interesting to explore the gothic cobblestone streets of the Old Town and the Royal Castle. The tales of mythical dragons make the city feel very mysterious and add to the beauty.
The Old Town Square is the largest in Europe, and the flower boxes, Horse and Cart’s and cobblestones make it an incredibly picturesque and beautiful place. You really feel like you’ve stepped back in time to a place untouched by the modern world.
There are plenty of pastry shops with doughnuts and other sweets, and a famous tall swirly ice cream called the Polish Lody.
After a walking tour of the Old Town and Castle Square we ventured to a beautiful local restaurant for a three-course dinner and pierogi dumpling lesson. We were treated to a banquet of chicken, lamb and pork as well as potatoes and salad in a bright, historic building in old town Warsaw.
After dinner we were given a demonstration on how to make traditional Polish pierogi dumplings, which actually originate from Russia. We were all given the opportunity to try making the dumplings which was so much fun, and although some of us weren’t very successful it was so nice to try something which is a tradition amongst Polish women, who learnt from their mothers and teach their daughters after them.
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