Best Western Hotel Cristal
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... was faced with a completely foreign menu. Having not eaten in two days I thought I would have something warm and the world would seem a fairer place. A bowl of kettle water would have been good. I opened the page and tried to find the warmest looking word and then pointed to something from the back that I thought might be any form of beverage. When my order arrived I actually started laughing like the Crazy Britannia girl I had been branded with. It was ...
... that the dark cloud ended just.. over.. there, but I never seemed to escape it. Instead, the dark cloud over me got bigger and enveloped my entire landscape, leaving me to wear away the miles under a constant light shower. For the first couple of hours, my gear stood up well. My gloves of course, being terrible, immediately got saturated but that's normal. I discovered the bike I'm using has heated hand grips that can be turned on, so that helped a lot. Somewhere in the third ...
... my works later this year.
If today had a major theme, it would be the multicultural nature of this area of Poland -- populated by Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Muslim Tatars and Jews. A second theme would be Wooden Houses and Churches, which dotted the landscape. We made many stops where I took photos of the remaining wooden structures. We visited a folk museum run by a local Russian Orthodox Priest's wife. I presented her ...
... I passed the test!.
The countryside was pleasant, reminding us very much of upstate NY or the eastern end of Long Island. Lots of diary cows, hay fields, and corn. The roads were, for the most part, good and modern.
Our first stop was in Kosów Lacki, a small town near Treblinka Death Camp. The wooden synagogue of that town was the subject of one of my lino-cuts. Tomek showed us where the mikvah had ...
... train) to Zakopane for a lower price. I paid 115zl. (apprx. $38US) for a first class overnight ticket or a 78zl (approx. $26US) for second class. Not to shabby. The down side is if you are traveling across Poland the trips may last longer then 10 hours.
There is no camping allowed in the Tatry national park only a night stay in the safe houses. So renting ...