Hotel Alexander II
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... in from the east and claim some more territory. Approx 22,000 Poland officers, policemen and others were murdered by the Rusians and buried in mass graves in 1940. When the graves were discovered a few years later the Russians blamed the Nazis and didnt publicly admit to the killings until 1990.
3km away is Auschwitz-Birkenau. This is quite different to Auschwitz I as there are no exhibitions. Just a huge outside area you walk ...
... cute too; it was filled with greens and pinks.
We then walked around the city, got lost and found our way again. Realising we had to get the bus back soon, we decided to find dinner. We finally found this random door on the side of the main street that offered authentic Polish Cuisine. Walking inside I felt like Alice in Wonderland-probably cause what was in the inside did not match the exterior. The exterior was a plain small door in the street. The interior, wow; it is the ...
... good pic of the TV Tower (I figured I would have many opportunities), so I headed back to Alexanderplatz by train. In the middle of the Platz (aka. Square) there were a bunch of vendor stalls, food places and of course of beer garden. I am not sure if all this stuff is permanently set up or not - but works for me! There were even these guys selling bratwurst from a stand-up kiosk - literally strapped to them with some sort of grill. I would love to see these guys at a ball game!!! Haha.
... an experience we'll never forget. The enormous piles of glasses, shoes, brushes & other personal belongings was incredibly sobering. But the thing that struck us the most was the 2000 tones of human hair, some still in braids, such a personal thing and so degrading to the bodies to take their hair. Seeing that really added a whole new dimension of reality to it & to the sheer number of victims for ...
... houses) in Warsaw.
- Every company had to have a resort
- With everyone being given 5 weeks a year - free.
- Timeshare style.
- The company would return your transport money.
- Travelled a lot within country.
- Hitch-hiking across all communist states without fear.
- Summer houses were allowed to be bought specifically for recreation within 1 hours drive. ...