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Because it was raining, we took the opportunity to go to the Rynek Underground museum our last day in Poland. Here, we're looking up at St. Mary's Basilica through the Louvre-Pyramid-like fountain that's above ground in the Kraków town square. Archeologists figured out that there were historical artifacts under the Sukiennice in the center of the city, and in 2005, they began digging up the entire area, only to discover that there was an entire Medieval market preserved in tunnels under the street. When you enter the museum, you're actually in the remains of that market, and you walk on transparent catwalks to look down into the stalls. You can also learn about POLISH VAMPIRE BURIAL, which is reason enough to visit.

It rained our last full day in Poland, so here we are in the Kraków town center under the roof of the Sukiennice, trying to keep dry and watching the horse-drawn carriages ferry people around in their ponchos. They always have an attractive younger woman and a sturdy-looking old man driving the carriage, and we decided it's because wives want the carriage ride and can only be convinced to take one by the idea of sitting behind the hot chick.

Like the Hungarian kurtos kalacs or the trdelnik in Prague, Poland has the Rurki z kremem ("pipes with cream"). It's like a cannoli except way longer, and you know a bigger dessert is a better dessert.

Trying to capture a picture of the bee that was flying around these flowers outside of Wawel Castle. And failing.

Flowers outside of Wawel Castle. (Truthfully, one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken, and the main image on ettible.com!)

Waterworks of the Royal Capital City of Kraków! I just thought this looked cooler than the manhole covers to the NYC sewer.

Another of those street signs I like, on the way from Skałka to Wawel Castle in Kraków.

A lamp by the pool where Bishop Stanisław's limbs were thrown after the king dismembered him, NBD.

The alter inside the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and Pauline Fathers Monastery, Skałka.

At the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and Pauline Fathers Monastery, Skałka, the legend goes that Bishop Stanisław criticized King Bolesław in the year 1079, so the king had his guards tear the bishop limb from limb and throw his body parts thrown in the pool beyond this gate. But four eagles watched over the body, and the limbs miraculously reattached themselves to the body. Whatever the story, the gate's really pretty.

Please prepare yourself for the name of this church in Krakow built in 1472: Church of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr and Pauline Fathers Monastery, Skałka. Apparently people just shorten it to Skałka–imagine that.

The famous obwarzanek krakowski (geographically protected like the name Champagne is) is twisted, boiled, and baked into an oval shape. Thinner and crustier than a bagel, it was served with different kinds of hummus and cheese in the backyard garden at 2 Okna Cafe.

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