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... Jews singing Hatikvah - the Jewish people's anthem of hope. As we sang and listened to the Australian Hazzan chanting the Mourner's Kaddish and the Amidah, I couldn't take my eyes off the birch trees. The trees in Auschwitz-Birkenau have seen Jews being beaten, starved and murdered, and they've seen Jews singing their country's national anthem. They've heard the screams and cries of Jewish children, and they've heard Jewish teenagers laughing and ...
... raised the attention of the police apparently. Before I could react I was pulled up with my arms behind my back and marched out of the bus station. I was turning around to get my bag and phone but they just pushed me in a room. My belongings soon followed, I suppose it was refreshing to arrive somewhere before my bag for a change. I had one man shouting at me in Russian, I say Russian I have no idea, it sounded aggressive and foreign. They were shouting ...
... that allowed me to put the bike around a corner out of sight, along with my tent. If someone starts or finishes the walk here they'll see me, but in this weather I can't imagine anyone will today. As I pulled up, a large number of mosquitos started hovering around, so I left all my bike gear on - including my helmet - while I set up the tent, then I quickly unpacked the bike into the tent, dumped my wet gear on the bike with my helmet, covered the bike and scooted inside the tent ...
Our great day began with a mouth-watering breakfast at the Bristol Hotel in Warsaw which included a tremendous variety of hot and cold dishes, breads, rolls, cakes, and luscious fresh fruit. Tonight I will have dreams about one particular pastry.
Tomek Wisniewski, our guide and Bill's "art patron", picked us up at 9.AM to begin the day's travels. He left his home in Bialystok at 4AM to make the three hour trip, ...
... s grim history and what horrors might have taken place in this beautiful forest - that lent a slight feeling of uneasiness.
Our drive took us off road - the road gave way to lanes through tiny villages and the lanes gave way to beaten paths and eventually to dirt tracks ... we weren't quite sure where we were but it was absolutely beautiful! We did emerge from the forest finally and found our way back to the larger roads.
We thought it might be interesting ...