About Abouts

About Abouts

Home is where we tell our personal story – our blog, in today’s terms.

If you want to know about us, how we think and how we came to be in Poland, have a read here.

Abouts are where we store information we hope will be of use to anyone coming to visit us, or to holiday in this part of Poland. They cover travel and transport, Kamionka Wielka, Nowy Sacz and Kraków, and many of the places we’d hope you might like to see. We even added a page about Kraków for kids, which we hope will be useful to parents but which also contains one or two attractions not mentioned elsewhere – like the Air Museum and puppet theatre.

John is a Trip Advisor Destination Expert for Poland and he’s often surprised by how little research some people do before heading for Poland – he’s a man who has always read up on his destinations before trips, including one holiday over 30 years ago when he read about the streets of Estepona and every card every one of the six travellers sent referred to the “gorgeous wrought iron balconies gaily bedecked with flowers”. More seriously, on TA today there’s a first-time post from someone who “will never go back to Poland” because the ever-vigilant ticket inspectors fined her and her bf for failing to valid their bus tickets – something every article on Polish trams and buses tells you to do!

Ticket validating machine

Incidentally, and this is a bit of an “about”, you buy tickets for a duration as well as a zone. Kraków only has two zones, and the trams are all in the central zone, but it’s still best advice to buy a one-day ticket (or longer) as that way you’ll not fall foul if your tram gets held up. (A delayed bus or tram does NOT extend the duration of your ticket, so watch out!). Plus you will cut down on the number of potential man/ticket machine transactions you’ll face…

Please feel free to browse or “follow” as we’ll keep updating the “abouts” and adding to “home”.

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