Hotel Fortuna Bis
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So the plan was to get up early and put some miles in. Today was the biggest leg of the journey, with a trip from Budapest, across the Slovakian Alps and into Poland. Well that was the plan.. We all slept in and didn't get underway until after lunch.. All was good, as no real pressure to follow the itinerary and it was decided that we will hit Brezno, only a 3 hr drive which is on the southern side of the Alp. We got Duster out ...
Dinner was in the restaurant of the hotel. It was alright.
Krakow is pretty stunning, I absolutely loved it. There was more to see and do then I initially thought but the town itself is just lovely. Next time we might go up the castle. It was also nice to spend a few days with a scarf and jacket and enjoy the long walks.
The myth of the towns dragon is pretty neat too if you can be bothered to google ...
... buried. The Jews also don't place living things on tombstones i.e. flowers because they die. So, instead they place stones on the tombstone (check out the pic). I reckon the cemetery was the most depressing part of the tour.
We then visited the Jewish ghetto. The Jewish ghetto is where the Jews were all relocated before being transported to Auschwitz. Over 6,000 Jews were forced to live in only 300 rooms in the ghetto. In one day, all ...
Getting of the bus from Birkenau, we walked through a small orientation building, and then gathered outside of the Aushwitz main entrance. We could see the infamous entrance sign with the inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free). The “B” in the sign is actually welded upside-down as a form of silent protest from the Jews that were forced to make it, but I actually think it makes the sign look all the more horrifying. Walking past the ...
... the different rooms of the factory, through personal accounts, artistic installations and war commentary.
Keeping us engaged for nearly two hours, we left Schindler’s factory with a new understanding of the atrocities committed in the city during the 30’s and 40’s, and headed towards the Ghetto, a short walk away. With little still standing of the original walls which barricaded the settlement, we followed the numerous plaques and ...