Krakow Solo Holiday Tips
One of the best things about being a solo visitor to a city is that refreshing sense of anonymity it allows. It feels like no one's judging you and it's so easy to get lost in the sights, sounds and sensations. Nevertheless, Kraków is far from being a sprawling, impersonal metropolis.
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Is it safe?
Kraków possesses a reassuring mix of people. As well as the locals, of course, there are plenty of switched-on visitors and a great number of fresh-faced students. (The city's Jagiellonian University is one of the biggest institutes of learning in Poland, on a par with University of Warsaw, in fact.) It's this fascinating blend of folk that helps to make Kraków such a vibrant, enthralling and comforting place to visit.
When it comes to staying safe, the normal rules apply: keep to the parts of the city that are well populated and avoid poorly lit streets and alleyways.
Where to stay
If you are able to book accommodation that is within strolling distance of Rynek G?ówny (Main Square), you'll find yourself as centrally located as it's possible to be. Staying within the city centre will enable you to get around under your own steam because Kraków is very much a walking city. The price of accommodation in central Kraków is actually quite reasonable, particularly if you choose to stay in one of the city's many hostels.
An integrated bus and tram system operates from 5am to 11pm. Night bus and tram services are available thereafter but run less frequently. If you're a student who is aged 26 or under, you should be entitled to reduced fares. If you're planning on using public transport, consider buying a season ticket – set time periods vary from as little as 20 minutes to as much as seven days.
Pick up a Kraków Card and you'll benefit from unlimited travel for two to three days and enjoy free access to more than 40 museums.
Eating and drinking
There are no shortage of places in Kraków to sit down for a coffee (or some other tipple), from straightforward milk bars to cafés that offer extensive menus. The city ambience lends itself well to drinking or dining alone. Grabbing a seat at a bistro or restaurant while plonking an absorbing book on the table is something of a pastime for many of Kraków's inhabitants and guests.
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