Travel Blogs from Lodz
Saturday July 5
Auschwitz & Krakow ( pronounced as we now realise
*Today’s destination is Krakow. But our via point is
Oswiecim – you may not have heard of this place but it is otherwise known by
its German name ‘ Auschwitz’.
We have previously been to another smaller Concentration Camp in Austria and so had an idea of what ...
... from her and returned to our car.
The night got colder and colder and Amanda was miserable. I usually hardly ever get cold but this time, I did and it was impossible for me to sleep. Eventually, the other passenger in the room left so we were able to both lay down. These trains were non-smoking but someone in one of the other rooms kept lighting them up and smoking out of the train windows. it was a gross smell and made it impossible to ...
We woke up early this morning and ate breakfast at the hostel. Amanda grabbed what looked like a piece of banana bread and was about to take a big bite... but before she could I had tried it so I stopped her. It was some weird sort of meat bread. Not tasty. We asked the person at the front desk about renting bicycles. We had looked on lonely planet and picked out a few adventures we wanted to try today. Most of them involved the holocaust and ...
It was one of those late mornings again but we got going on a quest to find the Jewish ghetto.
In the war Jewish people were only allowed to be in one area of a city that was guarded by the Nazis.
We had real trouble finding our way but had fun doing it. Some of the roads had been dug up so we found ourselves driving through a road works site. It was all quite exciting. We only got hooted at ...
... One man, in a blue anorak on a tram seemed particularly surly when he stared at us and refused to smile even when we waved back. First impressions and sweeping generalisations can often be wrong, but we rather felt that we had wandered into a strange, grey world of shabby misery. Mind you, Andells Hotel saved the day. We were met by the Hotel doorman, a Matt Lucas look-a-like who cheerily and happily directed us to safe parking ( which was a bit of a relief ). Then a very ...