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Auschwitz. The ride from Krakow was great.
We’d had some pretty grim forecasts as far as getting into the place, when looking on the net last night. Got there and there was huge crowds waiting to get in, but had no trouble at all getting tickets, and had to hurry to change and join the tour.
We’ve been to Dachau with Tony and Gail and our boys (a long time ago). Sadly, it was a much better ...
... a funicular ride up to the old fortress, Festung. We did an audio tour, went to the top of a lookout tower, and walked through the marionette museum. It was the best two days, and the most beautiful place I have been to yet. I would go back in a heartbeat both to Salzburg, and the other towns we drove through on the lakes back in the mountains.
We took turns taking pictures of some things, so I'll be able to add more once the other girls upload theirs!
... Smoke and chicken wings and smoke and a pan of pork with green beans and potatoes and roasted veggies and more smoke just to round it all out
We end the evening with a brisk walk to the trolley stop
Hugs and smiles and promises of one more dinner
Petra Koza used to own a home in the village of my ancestors, Sveradice (Sver - a - deech - a) in southern Bohemia. More than a decade ago, she assisted a group of my family visit there as she and her husband owned a ...
... which was quite interesting. They had lots of explanations of the culture and their traditions. They do seem to spend a lot of time commemorating various persecutions throughout the ages though. To be fair, the Jews have been persecuted a lot and they seem to be determined to remember each and every one. The next stop was the Pinkas Synagogue. This building is no longer used as a synagogue but as a memorial to the Jews who where killed in WW2. The walls of this small ...
... the square, we came across a jazz band that was playing. They were called, Jazz No Problem, nod they were fantastic. The main singer sounded just like Frank Sinatra and I love me some jazz music. We stayed and watched them for a bit. Then we just looked around the square for awhile to take it all in. Our journey took us to the Jewish Quarters of Prague. Most of the Jewish ghetto is gone from WWII, but they have some of the synagogues that survived. We ended up spending ...