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Travel Blogs from Krakow
... were really beautiful. The buildings had all been destroyed hundreds of years ago and they rebuilt the old town as a replica of the original. The square was very much like Prague's and Cesky Krumlov's. It had colourful buildings all the way around the square and were filled with tourists shops, cafes, antique stores etc. The Warsaw Castle was pink and bright and didn't look much like a castle. The cobbled streets that lead through the old town, with not many cars trying to ...
... sights of Krakow, interspersed with lesser known ones. He also struck a perfect balance between providing enough information without it feeling like a history lesson.
We learnt about the dragon of Krakow, the turbulent history of the city, kings and queens who lived centuries ago, famous citizens including Nicolaus Copernicus and Helen Rubinstein, the power of the church in Poland (even to this day), a dog whose loyalty earned him a statue next to the Vistula river and, ...
... off the main highways as there was more to see. I actually saw some wildlife. There were deer everywhere and different types of deer. I don't know what exactly they were. I kept an eye out from bears or wolves but didn't see any and we past many ski resorts. One thing I've noticed about Europe is they like to put houses right on the road.
At 2pm we crossed into Poland. Kez have us an information session in Poland and Krakow.
Poland's border with Russia is the ...
... on which it happened.
It was somewhat haunting to walk through the ground and barracks. In some of the barracks there were displays detailing the whole demonic methodology the Nazi's had bought into place. One of the main pieces of treachery was to trick the Jewish people into thinking they were being relocated. They would arrive with suitcases of their treasured belongings, only to have them taken from them and pillaged ...
... zlotys... the exchange is roughly 3 to the CAD.
The trip is great and seats comfortable - the country gets flatter and flatter - about noon I change trains at Katowice for Krakow and what a difficult transfer it is -- train staff offer no help - signs are almost non-existent in any language - finally I hear someone asking about Krakow confirm that's where she's going and follow her (down/up the stairs) while I am waiting fall ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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