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... very cheap - 8 zloty for a hot chocolate, 5 zloty for a 25 min train journey.)
The Museum is a collection of houses, barns and other buildings (inn, fire station, blacksmiths shop) spread out across a large area. We paid for a guide book in English, and were very glad we had, as there was almost no English info in the buildings. Most of them were mixed timber/brick/wood, some ...
... on the price of grain, and an (unqualified) doctor. We also went into the Gazette Museum, which has lots of information about a radical paper which published anti-Nazi propaganda. Sadly it was all in Polish and we had to guess what a lot of it was about.
The last few days have been wetter and colder. We wore full waterproofs on Monday and needed a mac both yesterday and today. Yesterday our down jackets came out as well, so we are warm ...
Yesterday very successful day chasing ancestors - went tp szczytno (ortelsburg) ,Olsztyn ( Allenstein ), sadowo near biskupiec, alt keykuth in polish stare kiejkuty - there is supposed to be a secret CIA post there. Off to the airport at gdansk. At the airport now. Poland must have the craziest drivers in the world. They overtake on double lines and push opposing traffic off the road!! Totally loved Poland - ...
... So we turned around and drove back to the sign. No one around and we saw a lady on a farm and approached her. She can only speak polish and we had no Idea. So we pointed animatedly to the cemetery sign and drew a picture of a grave. So then she gesticulated somewhat which we took as trying to give us directions. So she hopped in the car with us and we drove to another farm. So I wrote the name saxarra on ...
We met a lovely couple over breakfast who told us how Poland had changed and how poor it used to be. Now it has a fabulous infra structure and is quite modern - only in some of the country towns can you see the remainder of some of the poverty. So we are off to discover some of our ancestors roots today. He said that hitler and Stalin made a pact and all the Germans were driven away from Prussia and the German Ukrainian were re settled in Prussia . So it wasn't their home ...