Tartan Scarf - Primark
Fluffy Cropped Jumper - Topshop
Daisy Print Dress - Topshop
This is the outfit I wore for our first day in Krakow - as you can see it was an absolutely beautiful day. Our hostel was just off the main square so we started our morning with a look around the market before catching the bus to Auschwitz. I feel a bit weird including an outfit within this post, which you'll understand if you read below.
Our main reason for going to Krakow was to visit Auschwitz. I have always had an interest in World War history and have previously visited another concentration camp. I was rather nervous about going to Auschwitz as I didn't know what to expect, and I couldn't have been more sickened - but not in the way you'd expect. The whole concentration camp is a tourist hot spot (which I did sort of expect) but not in the way I witnessed it. I was so emotional walking round the larger of the two concentration camps, especially when it came to seeing the mass graves and gas chambers. The only picture I took there was the window below with the Poppy as I thought it had a very profound message especially considering the time of year we visited. The smaller concentration camp at Auschwitz had been turned into a museum which had some absolutely heart wrenching stories inside, and some completely sickening ones too. However I witnessed an American couple taking a picture under the 'Work Will Make You Free' sign and heard a large tour group talking loudly inside one of the gas chambers. I initially wasn't sure if I even wanted to go into the chambers and as soon as I did it made me feel sick to be in a room where tens of thousands of people had died a horrendous death. I just cannot get my head around why people had so little respect for what had happened on those grounds.
Later that day we went for dinner at a Communist restaurant that had been family run since 1880. It had some very delicious pierogi (Polish dumplings) and the ceiling was painted like clouds which looked so cute. We had an early night ready for the next days adventures.