Blue Hostel Krakow
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- Pets allowed
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... questioningly at the name and agree that this is what is needed. She then points underneath Jonny's writing and looks increasingly exasperated at our blank looks. Jonny again produces his licence to ask if she means his address is required. She tries, and fails, to pronounce it, before turning to the postal worker to confer again. This is hard work and not one of us knows what is going on. Suddenly, I have an idea. I take the lady's pen, and on ...
... surprisingly, prior to Allied liberation, the Nazis burned most of Birkenau to the ground. So unlike Auschwitz I, with its rows and rows of barracks, Birkenau is mainly just brick foundations in a fenced-in field, with a railway track running up the middle. And at Birkenau was the one thing that was so bizarrely missing from Auschwitz: A memorial for the dead. Perhaps this is why we felt so disconnected from the Auschwitz museum.
So after a long day ...
... 6.30 pm and encountered a few buskers. At the Bonorowski Palace we were entertained by the highly talented Weronica Krowka, a thirty year old pianist of some acclaim who played ten short pieces from Chopin. It was a high class performance and we were lost in the music for an hour while light rain fell on the square below. A balaclava ice dream topped off a pleasant day. An early night beckoned at the Jan Hotel. We looked forward to another walking tour of Krakow in the ...
... photos of was something else. To be standing on the train tracks and to know that 1.3 million Jews disembarked at this very spot and were marched to their deaths was horrendous.
The air felt heavy there and I was taken aback by the memorials that were covered in photos of a lost generation. I was moved by a man clutching a photo of a distant relative and sobbing quietly at the base of one such memorial.
It was a very intense day but I am so ...
I have a new travel philosophy which is to slow down. I am going to try to spend more time in the places that I visit even if that means seeing fewer locations. We will see how long I stick to this, but I think I did a good job in Krakow. Everyday I extended my stay by another night so that I will have been here five nights in total. It is a really great city, so I am glad to have taken my time seeing it. My last night in Krakow was a bit of ...