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Continuing along my eastern travel trajectory, my next stop after Berlin was Krakow, Poland. I honestly didn’t know what to expect of Poland before I arrived in Krakow; growing up, all I ever heard about the country was its involvement in World War II, but I knew there was much more to Poland than I gave it credit for. The one thing I did expect to find in Krakow was a stereotypical “Eastern European” vibe full of old, damaged, or otherwise neglected buildings scattered throughout town. I was always told there was a distinct difference between Western and Eastern Europe and I hoped this was my chance to experience the latter. Much to my surprise, Krakow feels very much like the rest of Europe I’ve seen so far; it’s an absolute wonderful city full of history, delightful people, and absolutely incredible (and cheap) food!