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... for our third anniversary in Bruges to break the tradition…).
With food literally “off the menu” we decide to celebrate with an alcoholic beverage or two. After a short (half an hour) battle with the corkscrew, our complimentary anniversary wine is uncorked and we enjoy a glass of red before venturing back out into the night. The feet are still protesting, but I whisper to them to be quiet, and ...
... of other cultures at this point as I felt disgusted at other tourists posing for their picture in front the wall. Normally, I am quite liberal when it comes to simply accepting the actions of other cultures, which the average British person may consider 'strange' or 'weird'. But here, this disappeared almost instantly as I stood before them considering screaming in their face as they disrespected this graveyard. I understand that this is ...
... because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.
Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.
So we have now landed in Krakow Poland, a little worse for wear, but with smiles on our faces. I am currently suffering from a cold, and trying to do anything I can to not get Alex sick as well. We had a great adventure to the pharmacy to find some cold and flu drugs (thank god for knowing our drug names or we would have been toast). So after some medicine, and cough drops we were off on our walking ...
... beds after negotiating a crazy shuttle train system where each platform has two tracks, there are no signs in English, and there are random varying timetables dotted around everywhere. All part of the fun I suppose, and I got to save 60p with my Interrail pass, which had just become valid!
Warsaw was an interesting place, not too historic as it was sadly bombed to smithereens in 1944 but a decent city to spend a day sightseeing. ...