something pretty noteworthy happened in krakow: i finally found a european city that knows what milkshakes are.
right, so - like cookies, milkshakes are nearly impossible to find in europe. half the time, the menu will say “chocolate milkshake” and when you order it, you find that it’s milk mixed with chocolate powder…also known as chocolate milk. i stopped wasting money on these a long time ago, but it occurred to me in krakow that poland might be the one country to solve this milkshake mystery. i happen to know that the milkshake was invented in chicago (don’t ask why or how i know this) and since chicago is basically poland (after warsaw, the city with the most polish inhabitants in THE WORLD is chicago), i took a chance, ordered a strawberry milkshake, tasted it and exclaimed, “they’ve done it! the poles have done it!”
then, about 5 hours later, i decided i hadn’t consumed enough dairy for the day and ordered a soft serve ice cream cone from a street vendor. hate to break it to you, krakow, but…. stick to milkshakes. ice cream cones (softserve, at least) are not your forte. being an insanely charming city, on the other hand, is.