Life is unpredictable. Enjoy it while and if you can.
But first, food. The night of my 'fly through the air,' we decided to have pierogis for dinner and dessert. We found the place we wanted to try not far from our apartment (everything is in walking distance), but all their tables were full, so I suggested we do a tapas bar type of night and go from one to the other. We walked across the street and had the sampler plate for dinner which was very good. These places serve 10 meat and vegetarian pierogis for 14 zloty, which is about $4 total. The water cost as much as dinner.
First we had to eat. Rick Steves suggested a place facing the Planty, which is the coolest thing about Krakow. When the Austrians conquered Krakow in the early 20th C, they decided to knock down the wall and fill in the moat which surrounded the town. The Poles made a park out of it and planted trees and grass all around the city. It's beautiful! One area has a pond and lots of trees with benches along the walkway where people sit and just enjoy.
But back to the lunch we had. I'm still grossed out thinking about it, and I'm writing this days later. First, they brought us cabbage and pickles. Loved the pickles especially...not sure I mentioned having one with Monica on our walking tour, but it took me back to Mama's deli on Palm Ave. in San Mateo when I was growing up. They had the best sour dill pickles ever...and these were like that.
I had been thinking about Matthew's fabulous potato pancake since the night he had it and I was damned and determined to have one for lunch. Unfortunately the only one on the menu came stuffed with meat and had 2 sauces with it. And more cabbage, which I barely touched. Needless to say, I did not finish this..it was enormous. The meat was tender chunks of beef and tasty, but those sauces made the pancake pretty smooshy. It was flavorful, but just so much!
Not allowed to take pictures of the picture. The city symbol is the dragon, so I have this picture instead: