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Jul302018

Towering over Old Krakow, Poland

Krakow was the capital city of the Kingdom of Poland from 1069 to 1596, when King Sigismund III Vasa moved the royal court to Warsaw and that city became the capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Unlike Warsaw, devastated by World War II, Krakow came through World War II minimally damaged. The Nazi government established Krakow as its…

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Jul102018

Pack a helmet for Best Western Plus Old Town Krakow

Best Western Plus Old Town Krakow, Poland is a great location for easy access to Krakow Old Town shops, bars and restaurants, Wawel Castle, the riverfront and Kazimierz, the city’s other main entertainment district and historic Jewish area for centuries until WWII. Best Western Krakow Old Town was priced at 20,000 points for an upgraded…

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Nov182017

Winter travel in Europe packing light

Winter in Europe was appealing travel for me when I flew San Francisco to Copenhagen, then visited Malmo, Sweden; Prague, Czech Republic; Wroclaw and Krakow, Poland; Stockholm, Sweden in January 2017. Sure, the weather can be bitterly cold, but some days can also be brilliantly clear skies for wonderful photo opportunities. The crowds might be…

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Jun202017

Poland Trip Report – Where my hotel loyalty lies

When I travel I tend to balance my hotel loyalty with hotel options that balance my points earning, points redeeming, and paid stays hotel spend with consideration for hotel location, transportation convenience and room quality comfort. Warsaw, Poland Originally, I planned to power our way into Warsaw city center after a 9pm arrival from Barcelona,…

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