Krakow was beautiful! It was sort of like being transported back in time to a medieval city where the exchange rate was totally in my favor and a person could have a $1.50 cappuccino sitting at a picturesque outdoor cafe with NO additional "view" charge! Fair to say I was charmed by Krakow. Not to mention people were pleased to talk to us when they realized we were American, but when they realized we were Polish American they were downright enthused.
The start of our journey through Poland and the Czech Republic began in Warsaw, which is where (going back a few generations) my family is from. A wonderful start to the trip - and if your looking for a hotel I highly recommend this place.