Our long-weekend to Kraków, Poland, was a trip of extremes - and an unexpected waterfall!
For starters, the weather was a mixture of extreme heat (when we arrived they had already endured three weeks of 30 degree temperatures, and we witnessed more of the same) followed by a torrential storm. Many inches of rain fell on our third day, whilst impressive thunder and lightning was right above our head for almost an hour as we were driving back to the city after a trip. When we got back, the hotel developed a new feature: an internal waterfall cascading three floors down from their swish glass roof onto the courtyard floor - landing right on top of the guest computer!
Then there were the two trips: jolly dwarves in the amazing salt mine were light relief, and in stark contrast to visiting the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Finally, our dining experiences ranged from true local fare (broadly "Dumplings-with-anything"!) to a 10-course fine dining experience inspired by traditional Polish tastes (broadly: various forms of beetroot!) - rounded off with potato vodka, of course!
It was great to experience so much contrast, and right on our door-step.