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Sopron (Hungary) to Krakow (Poland) through Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic
Rainy 14 degrees Sopron 11 degrees Krakow
We left the Pensione straight after breakfast as we knew we had a reasonably long drive ahead. The most direct route to Krakow took us from Hungary, through Austria, then Slovakia into Czech Republic …
Light rain periods 14 degrees
We caught the bus to what we thought was the Central Plaza (Plac Centrally) but it wasn't, so ended up going a little further than was necessary and saw a bit more of Krakow. We caught the bus back to where we actually wanted to be to explore the Old Town and the Main …
... going for a wander through the old town, but once again the days driving had taken far longer than expected, so we went back to the hostel and passed out.
The next day we were taking a trip to Auschwitz, which lies only about 60km west of Krakow. Since we are such an upwardly mobile couple, we refused the offer of bus trips and tours and just drove ourselves there instead. It took over an hour to get there; because just cruising down the motorway does not get you ...
... train yet, the compartments were ridiculously hot and had a slight whiff of stale sweat. It was still 31 degrees so sleeping was out of the question. Luckily, we all managed to get a few hours sleep. However, to make things worse, the train was delayed 4 hours because of a engine mix-up so we didn't get into Prague until midday. We were meant to arrive at 8am.
From the little I've seen so far, Prague is a beautiful city. I can't wait to go ...
... cathedral in Krakow - just normal and happy family photos. We were told that sole survivors of those families had somehow saved those photos of their families and gave them (or copies) to the exhibition in the memory of their families, so it was sad seeing how they were just going about their normal lives before the war, and only one person from each family survived :( We left the synagogue and found a place for lunch, which was tasty. We walked across the Vistula River ...