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... to art and all types of garage sale junk booths. I wanted to buy everything! In the end I bought these amazing handmade Baltic olive wood coasters and salt/pepper shakers, a ceramic plate and a little glass bird. We left for our afternoon trip to Auschwitz (please see next entry for Auschwitz - I felt it suiting for it to have its own). We found this amazing place to eat. Finding the "underground", local, non-touristy gems always rekindles my love ...
... of the trains - but these two were also full. FOL? I think so. We ended up sitting at the junction between carriages, right next to the toilet, which absolutely stank and the noise coming from the train was even worse. It couldn't even be drowned out with ipod on full - yes, that bad. About two hours in, we managed to get some seats in a carriage which to our knowledge, did not need a reservation- OH HOW WE WERE WRONG. We ...
... woken with the sound of music quite loud music it just kept getting louder so it was time to call the front desk and complain, we then had to call again and finally Deena went downstairs and spoke to reception to ask for another room but the motel was full so we had to stay the motel ended up cutting the power to that room that just so happened to right next to our room. Arrr sleep time but no they decided it was time ...
Next stop was the Bishops Palace. Among the bishops who resided here was Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and most of the information presented around the Palace was about him and the Archbishop of Krakow during WWII – Adam Sapieha. During Nazi occupation clandestine religious study was continued by Archbishop Sapieha and one of the pupils was Karol Wojtyla.
On we went to Wawel Castle. At this point ...
... We had a fabulous tour guide who really made my trip and put the exhibit on the Holocaust into great perspective. The final concert was in the city of Wroclaw. We played at the Military Cultural Center. We also were able to chat with high ranking Polish military dignitaries. A great trip in a great country--great people and great food. Lots of perogies and vodka. : )
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