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After leaving Dresden we set the GPS for north! To be a little more precise, we planned on spending 2 days getting to our next destination which was north east of Dresden.
Our destination was a site of great military history significance in Poland. We spent 6 days in Poland in total - enough for a blog entry by itself. But first, The Wolf's Lair.
Have you seen the movie Valkerie? It told the story of the July 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler's life ...
... a speech from the balcony at the top of the stairs just above our heads as we dine.
After lunch Cheryl heads back to the ship for the Bridge Championship League while I set off for the main city centre. Not sure what I expected, but there didn’t seem a lot to see so I headed to the local fort for a look through its museum. What a hoot, the old Lithuanian lady at the entrance, who couldn’t speak English gestures that I return 400m to ...
... to the sheer number of jellyfish and the consistently rainy weather, but we manage to find plenty to do. We visit Malbork castle, the ‘biggest gothic castle in Europe,’ explore Sopot and Gdansk towns, spend an evening at the outdoor cinema on the pier in Gdansk, take a boat trip (and back) to Hel, have an early party for Jonny’s birthday and play an epic game of Carcassonne. We also go to see the Baltic String Quartet on our last night, a weirdly intimate ...
... and Immanuel Kant’s grave. Yes, Immanual Kant, German
Philosopher and subject of the Monty Python song “Bruce’s Philosopher Song” was born, lived and died in Königsberg. Apparently, he was so proud of his hometown that he felt no need to travel as the world came to him! In those days, Königsberg was a busy port.
What can I saw about Kaliningrad? ...
Well it has taken us a little more time than we anticipated to set up a blog** But hopefully this should suffice. Liliya and I have been in the Russia Federation for two weeks now and have been having a great time. We are both learning a lot, the experience has been particularly eye opening for me as I ...