Travel Blogs from Krakow
... than I can describe here. Much has been written about Auschwitz-Birkenau and by much better qualified writers, some survivors and some journalists. They capture the general conditions of the times and the personal stories of those who perished and some who, against all odds managed to survive to remind us all that we mustn’t forget what took place in this most evil of places. We read books, saw films and documentaries about some of the ...
... done (can you say that about graffiti - 'well done'??) - we are a small group about 12 almost all Brits - we start by walking down about 350 steps (we will do a total of 830 - only about 25 'up') there is a 'lift' from bottom to top -- this mine is very old but real production started about 1500 - miners of that time were very well paid as salt was an ''in demand' product. We venture down a total of 135m and there are periodic spaces/rooms - ...
... bag. Wanting to do something for my first evening in Krakow, I walked to a large park which was the site of the city's largest Fan Zone. In a large open field, more massive screens were set up, with several thousand people sitting on the grass and watching the game. Though the outcome wasn't favoured (Italy knocked out Germany to meet Spain in the final), it was great to get out and join the masses. From the park, I walked back to the hostel and called it a ...
... some cities observe that rule vigorously, and some definitely do not! The first--and very nearly the only--time I walked across a crosswalk without waiting for the green walk light, in Leipzig, I felt very, very alone and very, very, very embarrassed! You do not do that in Germany, it turns out! Whereas, in Brasov, Romania, today, I quickly learned that all you do is step off the curb and practically everything screeches to a halt! Even the cabs!
... on a happier note, we spent our last day in Krakow using those free bikes from our hostel to take a bike ride to Nowa Huta. Back in the 1950’s the Communist government wanted to give the area around Krakow a good old fashion dose of heavy industry to counterbalance all of the pesky history, religion and culture that the local population was so proud of. A massive steel mill was built outside of Krakow and a new city called Nowa Huta was built around the steel ...
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