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Cracovian Sculpted Bestiaries

If you would like to take a walk, but need some motivation, perhaps you’ll find it here? I have a proposal for those who would like to exercise mindfulness and perceptiveness during short city walks around the Old City of Kraków. If you take a close look at some entrances […]

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Happy Stones Kraków

Two of our IWAK ladies have launched a creative, interactive project. Find out more here and feel free to join in! Stones that make you happy. Made in our beautiful Kraków and left to find at Jordana Park. If you find one, please post a message and photo to our page […]

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How to enjoy lockdown with your children!

(Yes, I know it sounds crazy but it is possible to enjoy it… sometimes!) Lockdown at some point or another, will have made most of us feel like we’re in survival mode, holding on for dear life to our sanity, but after 12 months of living with the varying degrees […]

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IWAK Charity work and volunteering opportunities

Last year IWAK managed to hold a few successful Charity campaigns! Our Golden Charity Christmas Party brought in PLN 10,000 that was donated to the Autism Centre for their kitchen/dining renovations. Following valuable advice from our new Charity Officer Kasia Gates, the Centre approached IKEA requesting sponsorship and received a […]

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Colouring Mandalas as Meditation

The mandala is a circular image or structure. The word mandala literally means “circle” in the ancient Indian Sanskrit language and represents psychological and spiritual wholeness. It suggests the circular organisation of life itself and represents the entire cosmos, from the smallest cell to the largest planet. Meditating on a […]

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Polish Easter Egg Dying Traditions

As my kids (12, 15, 19) get older I have gradually been losing my enthusiasm – the one I had when my first daughter was four – for making craft with them. Taking care of their tiny fingers while they learn how to use scissors, limitless delights about their crooked, […]

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Coronavirus advice, information & updates

For up-to-date information in English, please consult Krakow Expats Directory for more information about the current advisories and updates. Government Chief Sanitary Inspectorate [Polish]

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Autism Centre Handover Visit

On 19 February Kasia Gates and I, on behalf of the IWAK Committee, visited the Centre of Autism and Complex Development Disabilities for the official handover of the 10,000 PLN collected at last year’s Christmas Charity Golden Party. This closes IWAK’s second year of financial assistance to the Centre. We […]

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The Joy of Volunteering in Kraków

Read any guide on how to best integrate into a new community and one of the top tips will always be – VOLUNTEER! It makes perfect sense – you can meet new people, get an opportunity to bridge the gap from “expat” to “local”, develop and maintain skills (often when […]

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5 months in Kraków

In August of 2019 my family and I moved to Kraków with the expectation we would live there for three or four years. We moved into our house, unpacked our boxes, started school and jobs, and began our love affair with Poland. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to last as long as […]

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