Monday, 30 July 2007
season change indicator
The places to get the ‘best’ something or other in
Krakow I find out from people who don’t actually live here. The best ice creamery in town was pointed out to me by my cousin Annette who was visiting us during the wedding last year. The tiny hole in the wall that you walk into sells five types of ice cream, its flavours depend on the fruit that are in season. At the moment it is apricot flavour and blueberry. There is always a huge line of people waiting to get in and purchase sweet, sweet heaven in a cone. The ice cream ladies wear white aprons and hair nets. There is no chit chat and you better know what you want before you order or the crowd will wreak havoc on your indecisive behind. ‘Lody’ means ice cream. The sign is bullshit free. And what is more exciting about this place, is that when summer ends and cold days set in, the place flips its sign to ‘pączki’ (version of a doughnut with rose flavoured marmalade), and the only thing available for purchase is the sweet, sweet dough. Served to you on a ‘napkin’ that is really just a tiny square of tissue paper. You are therefore forced to eat it at once.