Tag: aviation

Krakow 2019 (Day 16-17)

Day 16

On this day, I visited the National Museum in Krakow, the Polish Aviation Museum and ended with a grand dinner at a goose restaurant.

What I saw

Strolling through the market square after breakfast.
The National Museum in Krakow.
The museum’s most famous exhibit is Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine. I had the painting to myself unlike the huge crowds at the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa.
Next stop was the Polish Aviation Museum, which had a great collection of Soviet era aircraft.
A Yak-40 VIP jet used by the Polish Communist government.
The Junkers Ju-52 transport aircraft.
One of the few planes emblazoned with the Nazi Swastika.
A large collection of MiG planes, prominent in Eastern Bloc air forces.
A Tu-134A passenger jet used by the LOT national carrier.
Soviet built helicopters.
A VIP helicopter used by the Pope during his visits.
Comfy interiors for its time.
The Curtiss Hawk II plane that was part of an aircraft demonstration during the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Nazi Germany.

What I ate

Had a “Spanish Omelette” at Milkbar Tomasza for breakfast. Milkbars used to be affordable spots for state subsidised meals in communist Poland but are now cultural icons.
As it was my last night in Europe, I decided to treat myself to dinner at Szara Ges (Grey Goose), a fine dining restaurant.
My Aperitif
Black herring and caviar in dill-infused buttermilk for starters
Glazed goose leg with buckwheat and prunes for mains
A glass of French wine costing just 8 euros.
Dessert was their signature Grey Goose, that resembles a goose egg on a nest. The egg is made with a white chocolate shell, white chocolate mousse for the egg white, mango mousse for the yolk & dark chocolate for the nest. There’s also candy floss under the nest.
Slice open the “egg” and the mango mousse yolk flows out. Splendid!
A Digestif to conclude a 95 euro meal. Superb.

Day 17

On my final day of the trip, I checked out of my hotel and took the train back to Warsaw and onwards to the airport. It was a smooth flight back to Singapore, with a stopover in Doha.

On the PKP Intercity Premium to Warsaw.
Bon Voyage!

Thanks for reading this epic travelogue! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did experiencing and writing it.