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Travel Blogs from Krakow
... including, St Mary's Church and Krakow Town hall...tbf wasn't really worth the climb as we couldn't even venture out to the balcony due to 'health and safety' mmmkkk. But at least we can say we did it ! ;)
Returned to the hostel today at 3pm and both had a 2 hour nana nap in the common room as we had already checked out, that was nice.
Anyways getting stuff sorted for what I can only assume will be a long night ahead!
Fill you in after Prague :) xx
... It has a central pavilion which has market stalls. The cobblestoned square is surrounded by restaurants, cathedrals, bell towers and the like. On the walk to Krakows castle we got a coffee and chocolate at the choco house. The view at the castle gave 360 deg views of the city. It was so pretty as the afternoon turned into night, and the city started to light up. Dinner was so cheap. The people are beautiful. We ate traditional meat and cheese dumplings for entree, followed by ...
... prisoners to. In the years 1940-1945, the Nazis made at least 1,300,000 people leave their homes and come to Auschwitz. Of them:
- 1,100,000 Jews
- 140,000 - 150,000 Polish
- 23,000 Gypsies
- 15,000 Soviet Prisoners of war
- 25,000 prisoners from other ethnic groups.
The figure that has to be remembered is that 1,100,000 of these people died in Auschwitz. Approximately 90% of the victims were Jews with most being murdered ...
... we arrived at the shrine and made our way to the chapel, there was a mass being said as well as a baptism taking place. The main aisle was shoulder to shoulder and everyone was slowly moving toward the front to try to view the icon. Many times a little old lady would nudge past me with a well placed elbow to get ahead of me. It was quite an experience and I quickly went from being annoyed to amused. Seeing the icon was worth a few elbows to the ribs.
... There was some very good salt statues carved by the miners and also lots of underground cathedrals all carved from the salt and with all the trimmings. It was very good even with stables where the horses lived in the mine. From here we were dropped off at Schindler's museum, he was a German business man who started up a factory and employed Polish and Jewish people throughout the war and looked after them very well ...