So the story I'm about to lead with could have happened anywhere. It's not as a result of travel, it's just being in the right, or wrong, place at the right, or wrong, time. In fact something similar happened to a guy in London earlier this year. Just keep that in mind parents. Ok, so the day started like any other as we had breakfast & showered ready to go. After trips out of Krakow for the last couple of days this was to be our day exploring the city. Once ready we left the room & on the way down the stairs Jac stopped to get something out of the backpack. Of course this is normal for Jac & would only delay us a few moments. With her finding what she needed we left the hostel & walked at a pretty slow pace. A few minutes later we left the side street & turned left on to the main road to walk up to the tram stop. We were walking side by side chatting & noticed a girl probably 6 or so metres in front, but didn't take much notice of her. As we walked past a couple of buildings we heard an almighty crack above. We stopped immediately looking up to see big chunks of concrete falling from the side of the building we were about to wander in front of. The chunks smashed on the sidewalk making a loud noise & shattering into hundreds of pieces. This all happened in a split second. We stood for a moment taking in what had happened, hearts were racing. We had just survived something that, if Jac hadn't stopped in the hostel to check the bag, or if we had of been walking a little quicker, would have put us a few steps ahead, directly under the path. Talk about close escapes. Not just us but the girl in front had just passed by the building. It somehow all happened in between the few of us. Talk about fate. We are fine though. We laughed nervously about it afterwards but it took a while to process. That's as close as they come. So let's move on then. We caught a tram into the city & wandered to town square where we had a coffee then joined a free walking tour. This lasted 3 hours as the guide took us around the old town, finishing off at the castle. Was a great tour & we got to see a fair bit of Krakow we hadn't already, obviously learning much of it's history. The thing we love about the city is that when the city walls were pulled down they built a park where the moat used to run. As a result this park encircles the whole old town. Very beautiful. After the tour we headed to a restaurant recommended by the guide as we tried to escape the hot day. Upon locating it we tucked into a big Polish feed for w*** all money. Will really miss this. We then caught a tram back to the square where we joined another free tour, this one focusing on the Jewish quarter. Obviously the Jewish history in Poland is very important. The tour ended at Oscar Schindler's factory, or what is left of it. Schindler was who a movie by Spielberg was made about, based on how he had helped save hundreds of Jews by convincing the Nazis he needed them to run his factory. Of course that is the Hollywood version & there is a lot of evidence that he may have been exploiting the Jews for his own gains. But there is always two sides to each story & opinion is divided as to whether he was a good man or not. Following the tour we headed back home for cool showers, then as night fell returned to the restaurant from our first evening. On the way there we avoided some more ticket inspectors, me by asking them to move so I could look at a map, Jac by pretending she spoke French. We jumped off a few stops early & wandered through the park to the restaurant. We made a pledge to use our tickets next time. The restaurant may be just about our favourite food house since we left oz. Thankfully the feed was just as good as a few nights ago. We don't want to have 2 big meals a day but figured this is the last time we will eat cheap for a few weeks, so made the most of it. After dinner we wandered back to town square for our evening of just sitting & taking in it's beauty. Eventually though we headed home sad that tomorrow we would be leaving Krakow, but happy to be alive.