Poland is a land that seems otherworldly, rustic and struggling between shaking off the shackles of its past and celebrating its modern identity. We had the opportunity to spend five days in Krakow, which gave us a taste of the city and the countryside around it. It’s a city that offers so much that it’s well worth the time.

Nowa Huta Crazy Communist Tour

Nowa Huta (pronounced Nova Hooter) is a small city on the outskirts of Krakow. To get a true flavor of Polish life during the communist occupation, we throw caution to the wind and embark on a day trip like no other – driving around with a gorgeous student and a crazy Dane in a fiberglass car that runs on two-stroke lawnmower fuel. Krakow has many different stories...