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... in Czech Republic with 400,000 citizens. There were many colourful beehive houses here. They for the most part have been renovated and are painted bright colours. We arrived at Stramberk, in the Wallachia area of Moravia. It is a picturesque hill town famous for elephant ears which is a dessert made with gingerbread batter baked in a thin circle and molded while warm into a funnel like shape. They are filled with whipped cream and topped ...
... in the sky. It must only be coincidence, but we experienced the same phenomenon when we visited Dachau, yet this time we were visiting in Fall.
The camp is located west of Krakow in an area that seems to be mostly farmland. We quickly found parking and made our way to the ticket counter where several tour groups were already gathered. Naturally, a camp this infamous would attract people from around the world and ...
... tried the kolonial hotel, but it was full. They pointed me to a pension though, which pointed me to another one, which thankfully had a room for me. I had a pork / mushroom crepe for dinner, and then took a shower and washed all my stuff, using one of the ortliebs as a washing machine drum (thanks for the tip Pauline, works wonders). I went to sleep, thankful for a night in a dry place. It's the simple ...
... Well she saved me from most of the hurt. I've had this weird calm understanding about my life and what had happened to my sister and i. I just didn't feel the hurt that most think i should or would feel. But i will say this trip has been very eye opening for me. I discovered that i am part Polish and Austrian on my grandfathers side. I didn't think i had Polish roots. That was pretty incredible. I did find out that my great grandfather was an SS officer in the German ...
... butter and dill, cucumber salad with sour cream, and had some leftover goulash to go with it. Heaven!
To top it all off, Polish volleyball players beat the team from Argentina 3:0 in sets, which means we regained our high standing in the group. Two more group competition games and then quarterfinals. God willing!
Ok, back to the book!