Indian Girl in Poland x Famous Polish Graves in Krakow

Krakow is considered by many to be the cultural capital of Poland. It was named the European Capital of Culture by the European Union for the year 2000. The city has some of the best museums in the country and several famous theatres.  Many famous actors, poets, sports personalities call Krakow home. It became the residence of two Polish Nobel laureates in literature: Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz, while a third Nobel...

Indian Girl In Poland x The Tradition of Znicze (Religious Candles)

Living in a predominantly Catholic country like Poland, one cannot miss the annual All Saints Day and All Souls Day which falls on the 1st and 2nd November respectively. I grew up in a Catholic household, and we would go for Mass on these days, in honour of the dead and we would visit the graves of the deceased...

New Blues Dancing Event Gets Moving In Krakow

It is a little known fact that the founders of the most influential American blues recording studio, Chess Records, were two Polish immigrant brothers. Leonard and Phil Chess moved to America in 1928 and the little studio on the south side of Chicago they built is credited with finding and producing some of the greatest blues musicians in the...

Trendy Autumn In The City: Independent Polish Designers Showcase Their Goods At Krakow’s ‘KIERMASH’

Tired of shopping at Galeria Krakowska? Looking for unique styles from independent designers that you won't find anywhere else? Then make sure to check out KIERMASH this weekend. This exceptional event, which takes place between 16th-17th of September, is all about fashion, style, heritage, quality, and design. The Museum of Municipal Engineering with its expansive hall is the perfect place for the autumn...

2 Million Kilometers Ridden On Wavelo Bikes

In under a year of operation, riders of Krakow's Wavelo city bikes have collectively accumulated over 2 million kilometers, reports Gazeta Wyborcza. Krakow was the first city in Poland to introduce urban bikes although the system has changed several times. The Wavelo network has 150 docking stations with 1,500 bikes and is managed by private operator BikeU which gives 1% of...

Community Organization ‘Collaborate Krakow’ Celebrates First Anniversary

Moving to a new country where you don't speak the language is a challenging experience. Getting your head around bureaucracy, finding your way around, making new friends... After sometime you get these bases covered. You've got a job. You attend parties. There's plenty of events happening in the city. But still something is missing in your life here. Something...

The Debut Of Krakow Fringe Festival

Krakow’s newest arts and culture festival is set to take place June 15-18th with the inaugural Krakow Fringe Festival. The Krakow Fringe is a performing arts festival which aims to promote spoken word performances and culture by offering attendees a variety of interesting and engaging shows across multiple genres. To kick things off the 2017 Krakow Fringe features over 50...

“From Kraków with Love — Journey to a New Paradigm”

  “The fact that life is problematic shows that the shape of your life does not fit into life’s mould. So you must change the way you live and, once your life does fit into the mould, what is problematic will disappear.”  - Ludwig Wittgenstein Kraków is a city with a soul. Whether it is a hot summer’s day, a misty...

Story Party Kraków | Dating Stories Told Live (ft Rachman Blake)

On Monday, May 15th Krakow Standup Comedy has a very special type of standup event featuring New York comedian Rachman Blake as your host for the evening. Story Party is a unique event where people can connect and hear courageous storytellers speak about a time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that love stuff. When you arrive, check in, hang...

Krakow Gallery Weekend April 21-23 2017| DIRECTIONS OF TENSION

The Cracow Gallery Weekend KRAKERS is a project promoting contemporary art in Cracow that has KRAKERS 2017, like its past editions, aiming to create a communicative platform and become a meeting spot for independent art venues and the citizens. Aside from private galleries, the CGW has invited public institutions, foundations, associations, project rooms and informal groups and initiatives to...