3 Men and a Mom: Finding our Polish Family. Day 9

May 3

We arrived back in Kraków this afternoon and Zenon left us at our hotel.  It was hard saying goodbye to Zenon – he had become part of our family during this adventure and it feels strange without him now.

Saying Goodbye to Zenon

Tarnów Street Scene

After checking into our hotel we quickly headed out to explore the Old Town central district, or Stare Miasto. As with most big cities, it was a mixture of grand historical buildings and touristy shops (I did break down and buy some trinkets to bring back home as gifts).  Today was by far the coldest day for us in Poland – we’d been lucky with very warm sunshine most days.

Kraków Sights
Kraków Sights

The district was especially busy today because it is a national holiday: Constitution Day. The holiday celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of May 3, 1791. This is considered one of the most important achievements in the history of Poland, it’s been called “the first constitution of its type in Europe” and referred to as the world’s second oldest constitution.

Kraków Stare Miasto
Kraków Stare Miasto
Such Delicious Lody (Ice Cream) in Poland!
Such Delicious Lody (Ice Cream) in Poland!





Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) in Kraków
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) in Kraków


We’ve had our share of holidays during this visit: May 1 was Labor Day, May 2 was Flag Day, and now May 3 is Constitution Day. In addition, May 2 is considered The Day of Poles Abroad – very appropriate for my Mother, brother and I to celebrate here in Poland!

Another great meal of pierogis tonight – I am trying to get my fill while in Poland because at home in San Jose they are nowhere to be found.



One comment

  1. Brian’s pictures give you an insite to how truly beautiful Poland really is. I was so very fortunate to enjoy this special time with my sons. A precious memory that will last a lifetime !

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