Travel Blogs from Bialystok
... mosquitos and rain. Once it stopped raining and I worked up the courage to front the mosquitos, I cooked some packet spaghetti carbonara for dinner on the Trangia, took a couple of photos, then cleaned up and retired to the tent for the night. I made booking with a hostel called Downtown Forest in Vilnius tomorrow night so that I can see a few sights in Lithuania tomorrow without having to worry about finding a campsite, then perhaps the next day I'll head north into Latvia? We'll ...
... the former Jewish quarter in Bialystok. Their music can be heard in the background of the movie, "The Pencil". They presented us with a CD of their songs, and I gave them their choice of one of my linocut prints. I loved one of the figures created by the wood carver, and it was ours to purchase. One Jewish guest at the event showed us his collection of old and rare Jewish books. ...
... all of us. Learning about these kinds of actions by the Nazis and standing at the site of a mass grave made the Holocaust that much more personal and real. We said kaddish and placed a stone. Too many "whys" and too few answers. Our next stop was the local cemetery where Mark's family is likely buried, and we said kaddish for them. Throughout the day, the no-good anti-semitic bugs were having a wonderful feast at the expense of ...
... pictures tell the story.
After all this touring, we were hungry. It was almost 3PM. Funny, at home we would have been "starving" much earlier, had lunch, and be ready for a snack by that time. Tomek took us for lunch in a small rebuilt Jewish tavern, where he ordered for all of us. First came a hot soup, looking harmless enough, with some floating greens and an egg. But the second I tasted it I knew what it was! ...
... br> Extra fees
The national park does charge entry, 10zl for students and 20zl for adults so under $7US or there is also an entry that cost 40zl for adults and 20zl for students (under $14US). There are also safe houses in the mountains that service food, so having a little cash will not hurt.
More tips and reviews of location and trails to be added during the trip. ...
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Other places to stay in Bialystok
3 Lipowa Street, Bialystok | Hotelfrom $70
Zamenhofa 25, Bialystok | Hotelfrom $79
ul. Hurtowa 3 , Bialystok | Hotelfrom $71
7 Palacowa Street, Bialystok | Hotelfrom $92
Al. Jana Pawla II 54, Bialystok | Hotelfrom $56
ul Jana Pawla II 77, Bialystok | Hotelfrom $43
27 Lipca 24/1, Bialystok | Hotelfrom $58