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... were locals. It was 7.30 when I sat down inside (no footpath tables here) and the light had just started to fade; my favourite time of day. There's a black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe hung on the wall next to my table looking sexy but a little vulnerable and sad.
Last stop on the way back to the hotel was another cool bar/restaurant called Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz where I had a shot of delightful honey flavoured vodka. There was a band in the ...
... We weren't going to make it.
When we finally got back to Krakow the time as already 14.30 so we then decided to walk around the Jewish quarter ourselves. This wasn't top far out of the old town. Aaron and Helen really wanted to go there so we headed for that direction.
We got a little bit lost so we popped into a tourist information place to ask where it was and the best places to see. She mentioned the old Jewish ghetto wall and then a couple of other things. ...
... over 500 wooden steps. We arrived in the first level (Tourist level) we came out and the entrance was paved like a little underground castle. The mine has been operating since medieval times. Salt was very expensive back then because they used it to preserve food. They called it White Gold and it made Poland a very rich country at the time. We then made our way past a number of displays of how they mined salt in the mine and the devices they used. They used a lot of wood ...
... so to see it in a record of a person that was a Pole and died at this camp was surprising - I was able to get a picture. Glad the person had such good handwriting; sad that my family was impacted too. I am more curious than ever on the timing and events that led my family to leave Poland in the early 1900s for the US. Even more interesting is that my Grandmother's family (Dad's Mom) left Germany and arrived in New York around 1923 (I think)...good timing as I ...
... that we would like whoever is free on Saturday to join us for coffee and cake or......whatever.
Do you know what, just about everyone turned up so we were absolutely thrilled.
And yes, everyone had 'whatever'. No coffee or cake.
Us girls decided to enjoy a last serve of Pierogi.
The family chose the venue as we were clueless.
While saying our goodbyes we heard a loud noise coming from downstairs. It was a birthday party and they were singing 'Stolat' a ...