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as we left prague towards auschwitz I was prepared for a hard day as many travelers I have met have been here and have said it was the worst day of there holiday but absolutely something everyone must do. as we drove towards it we had the film the boy in striped pyjamas playing and that already was playing with my emotions. as. we entered the camp everyone was very sombre, our guide for auschwitz had lost 2 uncles in this camp and she ...
... next to the statue, and I actually had to flag down the bus driver as he was pulling away to make it onto the bus. Lucky I was able to hop right on and join the tour.
The drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau was about 1.5 hours. During that time, they showed a video explaining some of the back story of the camps. We stopped at Birkenau (also called Auschwitz II) first. Birkenau was the largest death camp in the holocaust. I use the term death camp ...
... up our gear before catching the 10pm train to Prague. We had a sleeper carriage to share with an Indian couple from Mumbai and because the middle two beds were not taken we could spread out over the top and middle bunks. It was fairly hot in the carriage to begin with but it got cold as the night went on so ( with the snoring indian man) it was a fairly restless night. Sorry this entry is a little light on pictures - most of them are on my camera not my ...
Firstly, I woke up to discover a young, polish couple have been robbed of their laptop during the night/ early hours of this morning. Slightly worrying that in a room full of 5 people, no on us woke up to someone coming in and walking around the room. We don't know if someone ha climbed through the window on the couple had left the door unlocked on their way back ...
... home . . .) I can hear that mournful trumpet begin to play out my window just now as I write this.
We toured the castle complex on the top of the hill at one end of the historic district. There is another very impressive church – Wawel Cathedral - within the castle walls. Many monarchs and nobles from years gone by are interred there. Pope John Paul offered his first mass as a priest here, and there is a plaque on the pew which notes the spot ...
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