Ibis Budget Katowice Centrum
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A few hours later we woke up to catch the train to Prague. All of us are tired and testy and my swollen ankle and the fact that Landon managed to lose his wallet and credit cards the night before is not any icing on any cake. I am really happy when my barely walk able ankle reminds me that my brand new large suitcase only has one wheel. We decide …
We took an early morning tour to the concentration camps Auschwitzt and Birkenau in Oswiecim 70 km West of Krakow. I have some knowledge of the atrocities of the occupying Nazis during the war but the detail and extent of the program was a revelation. In short, more than 1,200,000 people were killed at these camps alone. Originally built to control and exterminate Poles, it soon took in prisoners from over 20 European countries. The vast ...
It's not the big hair or the shoulder pads, but Katowice still seems in the grip of the bleakest type of communist town architecture. Ok, the train ststion is very nice and modern and so is the hostel, but the centre is abysmal. The few nice buildings they have aren't appreciated it seems. I spot one all but obliterated by a Subway advert. To be fair, a lot of work is happening on the roads and some modern shopping, but the communist ...
... herd about the medical experiments, where children as young as 4 days old where treated like guinea pigs. Ridiculous experiments, such as trying to change the colour of their victims eyes. We then came to where thousands of belongings have been displayed, taken from those of the gased Jews. They had packed bags believing they were on a trip to a better country, not knowing that after their planned death personal belongings would be sold and their hair shaven off ...
... Alex & Matty before my memory goes (more than it already has!).
Krakow was very interesting...lots of beautiful churches...my pictures don't do them justice...I just LOVE churches! I went on a tour of the State Rooms at Wawel Castle...OMG, can't begin to describe how magnificent they were...Followed that by a tour ("free" walking tour - 5 of us, ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
Its clean and safe
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