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FOOTLOOSE IN BUDAPEST, PRAGUE & KRAKOW ...a DVD by Grindelwald Productions Debra's Diary ~ Date: September 2007. KRAKOW old town is much smaller than either Prague or Budapest, so it is easy to cover everything you want to see. The railway station is a bit of a trek trailing cases to hotels within walking distance, and in the pouring rain, …
While the others headed off to Auschwitz, PC and I went on a Communist car tour of the city. The trip took me back to my childhood - the car was like the old VW Bug my mum used to drive.. the sprung seats, the waft of petrol and the backfiring (the car not me!!! hehehe) PC and I had a laugh! The tour was well worth doing - have a look at the photos …
We arrived safe and sound. We checked into our beautiful hotel - modern with a great cocktail bar and Mexican restaurant. We went straight to the cocktail bar and had a number of drinkies and the crew experienced the delights of Polish beer! Headed to a lovely restaurant - Avocado - had a great meal and yet more drinkies!!
... went in to tour the museum for a couple hours. Krakow is where the film Schindler's list was filmed as it is the real location of his factory. Allowing Jewish people to work in his factory saved thousands of lives. The museum was very interactive and well designed. We could stop to watch videos and saw a lot of really moving archives, a perfect way to prepare us for seeing Auschwitz the next day. We went out to grab some dinner and I had Kielbasa, Hungarian style potato ...
... same sights are amazing, though the only trade now made is in amber and trinkets. Krakow use to be a hub from what I was told, and a lot of cultures have been through here over the 1500 years its been standing. Part of that remembered culture is given life with a bugle player in the tower of St Mary's church, every hour he plays to the four corners of the city to sound the all clear. Give him a wave when he finishes at the east tower. The last notes are always played to the ...
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