Even when we prompted them for specific reasons, Laura and Tim couldn’t tell us why Kraków was great, just that it was. In terms of picking the four or five stops we were making in Europe we mostly took their word for it, and were glad we did. It only took a couple days in Kraków before we were feeling the same way… I’m not sure why this place is great, but it really is.
Kraków feels right, in the same way that Wellington feels right to me. There’s a comfort to the size of the city, and in our short time there we found cafes and restaurants where we would happily become regulars. There’s beautiful old buildings and friendly people.
I’ve tried to be specific, but I think you won’t quite know until you visit Kraków yourself.