Zakopane

Zakopane day one:
The reason we came down to Zakopane for a few days was because we were feeling very run down and had little bits of cold lingering here and there. I remember coming to Zakopane when I was younger and how relaxing, cheap and amazing it was.

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We were over the moon at the apartment we rented. It was located just down the road from both the bus station and the main Krupowki Street. The apartment was so modern had everything we needed, including a pool, spa and sauna. The even greater upside? We more or less paid the same per night for awesome private accommodation than shared hostels in the past.

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After one whole day of sleeping in and doing absolutely nothing apart from watching tv, reading and walking down to the spa, we wandered out onto the town.

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The main Krupowki Street has many market stalls selling souvenirs and food including the famous cheese oscypki. We also taste tested the fried potato on a stick and fairy floss. Let’s just say this wasn’t our most healthy day.

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At the bottom of the Main Street there is entrance to Gubalowka. Here you take a cable car up to the top and you can take a souvenir shot with the cutie pie snow puppies.

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The view onto the Tatra mountains is incredible. It was cloudy at first but after we strolled along the row of restaurants and market stalls at the top, the sun came out.

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Here on the top of this mountain I discovered after 2 years of having my phone that it has a panorama function. I went pano crazy. As much as I wished I knew I had this function in Switzerland, the mountains here are still as beautiful!

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Instead of taking the cable car down we decided to walk. It wasn’t that bad actually, and on the way we got to stop on a green hillside and take more stunning panoramas.

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