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... I don't like to eat in the tourist areas because it's overpriced but in Poland everything is cheap.
Our lunch was really nice. We all ordered a Polish beer to get us started. Helen then went for a pizza, Aaron ordered a fish and I ordered ravioli. I knew as soon as I ordered it that it was a mistake. It seems every time I order ravioli it comes out with about 6-8 pieces, I wasn't wrong. None the less it tasted really nice.
After our lunch we decided to go to ...
... 3.5 million Jews in Poland before the war. One out of every four Jews were killed during the WWII.
Poland has the oldest Jewish synagogues. Women sat on one side, and the men sat on the other side. The synagogues were also schools. The Rabbi did not want the men to be distracted because the men had to learn, so the men were not allowed to sit with the women.
Communism ended in Poland in late 1989. The state is starting to grow. They are very proud of their accomplishments.
... square. We found two more massive churches before arriving at the castle and cathedral. It was massive and really pretty. The inside of the cathedral was a real mish mash of stuff and was definitely not one of the most beautiful we have visited on our trip. The grounds of the castle were beautiful with huge gardens and grassy areas where people were lazing in the shade. After the castle we walked into ...
... Wieliczka Salt Mine.! I had heard about the mines and also had heard about the upcoming New Year’s Eve party in the mine– 1980’s music- to celebrate the arrival of 2014. A small part of me was considering going! Upon arrival, I was slightly afraid- the thought of going so deep under the earth was a bit disconcerting. But upon seeing small children happily emerging from the mine, I decided not to make a scene, and just dive in. It was a long, winding ...
... and urban planning are so easily
recognisable. Built from its nucleus (the city centre) outwards, and having escaped much of the destruction endured by Poland during 20th-century wars, Kraków's many architectural monuments can typically be seen in historical order by simply walking from the city centre out
towards its later districts.
So much history! These few days turned out to ...