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The Balance Shall Tip in the Favour of Culture

krakowBeing of a fairly decadent, yet thrifty, disposition, we are going on a short holiday in March. Thrifty? We are going to Krakow in southern Poland – a city which is supposedly gorgeous, very Old Europe and still affordable. Decadent? We are going to stay in an art deco hotel for the duration of our stay. Don’t say we don’t know how to indulge ourselves whilst remaining within budget.

As we are only going to be in Krakow for a very short time, I don’t expect we’ll get around to seeing all that many sights. We are both slightly intrigued by the famous Wieliczka salt mines but they will probably have to wait for another holiday. I’m mainly looking forward to seeing a lot of beautiful Central European architecture (I’m thinking Krakow will be as picturesque as Prague but significantly less spoiled by fast-food chains) and eating pierogi.

Speaking of Old Europe and beautiful buildings, we watched In Bruges last night. At first I struggled a bit with the strong Irish accents, but when my ear finally tuned in, I relished a dark, funny and very smart film. I didn’t even mind Colin Farrell all that much which is saying something.

On needles? I ripped back my delicate lace shawl, have begun a lovely colourful shawl and have almost finished a little cardigan for my nephew-due-in-March. I am also working on my jumper and am getting close to a point where I have to make design decisions. O-er!

3 Thoughts on “The Balance Shall Tip in the Favour of Culture

  1. OOOOh, Krakow is lovely. I went there in 1998 and have always wanted to go back. The buildings are just beautiful.

    The salt mines are magnificent — do squeeze in a visit if you can. The chapel at the very bottom is just exquisite.

  2. Christina on January 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm said:

    Sounds brilliant. Looking into holidays here too … although with more lazing and less culture.

  3. Darth Ken on January 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm said:

    Niiiiice. Sounds like a great holiday!

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