Travel Blogs from Krakow
... bus rides: 15
# of taxis: 2
# of trains: 136
# of flights: 3
# of ferries: 1
... the unbelievable hardship suffered during the Second World War.
The saddest part was when we cycled through Kazimierz, the historical Jewish part of Krakow, and were told all the harrowing things that happened there and in the Ghetto during WWII. Oskar Schindler's factory, made famous by the timeless movie Schindler's List, is now a museum and the movie is based on things that happened in this city. Before the war, roughly a quarter of the city's population was ...
... off the main highways as there was more to see. I actually saw some wildlife. There were deer everywhere and different types of deer. I don't know what exactly they were. I kept an eye out from bears or wolves but didn't see any and we past many ski resorts. One thing I've noticed about Europe is they like to put houses right on the road.
At 2pm we crossed into Poland. Kez have us an information session in Poland and Krakow.
Poland's border with Russia is the ...
... us into Warsaw. We made a couple of stops for pick-ups on the way out of the city after which it was non-stop to Krakow. The train was pretty quick and a display inside the carriage informed us we were reaching speeds of 140km/h. After arriving in Krakow we had a short journey by tram to our hotel.
After the customary short break to check-in and freshen we headed towards the city centre. As all but one of our group was ...
... one lonely cherry tomato and a couple of those funny dumplings (although these had a better texture than the last 'gummy bear' dumplings!) an apple tart for dessert - been meaning to say that in Switzerland/Austria I saw several apple orchards in which the trees were espelliad no doubt to save room large, red and also yellow apples ready for harvest.
Polish history is long and a series of invasions and mostly losses - complicated alliances etc more of it tomorrow!!