Gessler Hotel Francuski
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... and underrated. She was quite correct- in fact, gorgeous is almost an understatement. Krakow's Old Town is awe-inspiring, and nearly untouched by WWII. I can't figure out why this stunning, inexpensive city is not filled to bursting with visitors. The Old Town's main square left me speechless- it's about three times the size of St. Mark's Square in Venice, with a ginormous Moorish arcade running the length of one side, ...
... one seemed to take any notice which was good. I took longer than planned to get ready since it was peak hour in the bathrooms, which meant that I had to say no to the almost obligatory photo taken by the hostel staff as you check out. I also hadn't slept all that well so my eyes were rather red. I still got to the train station with enough time but I was worried that I couldn't use my smartphone train ticket and needed a print out instead, so I walked the extra distance ...
... the places with 2tons of human hair that was used to make wigs and line German officers uniforms and make blankets And the Jewish prayer shawls representing the whole of the Jewish faith And all my Jewish friends And their roots in this place, Friends and family who are interconnected with each other. And you, my dear friends, were with me each step of my way Past the freezing cold barracks (How glad I was that is was cold today, that I could feel a tiny tiny ...
... we were glad we didn't pay more to be in the sleeping car with the beds because we would've been left behind. When this train started to leave, we realized we'd been in the same spot for 4 hours. Jessica and I started to get really nervous because our tour of Auschwitz picked us up from the hostel 30 minutes after our train was originally supposed to arrive.
Early the next morning one of the men in our compartment said we were going to arrive in Krakow at ...
... you would never know it. In fact, the floors feel like polished marble but are actually salt. There etchings on the walls are also made of salt.
Tourists are only allowed to see a small fraction of the salt mines. We only descended about 440 feet even though the deepest part is over 1000 feet below the surface.
The day trip to Auschwitz was the trip that I was looking most forward to. It's so heavily visited that ...