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... it was a bit weird, although I think Jase missed me more! I headed into Krakow again, to try and get my internet banking sorted, stop in at the beauticians and visited a couple of galleries - one with an exposition of graduate graphic design work from Prague and the other housing works from Polish artists of the 19th and 20th century. Both galleries were fantastic and perhaps the latter my favourite of the trip so far, the works showing ...
... was that. That all takes no more than an hour to do. It was super confronting but I didn't cry, I got out pretty quick though. That was about 2 hrs then we got back on the bus to go a couple of kilometres down the road to Auschwitz II. On the bus everyone was silent which was nice. This was the really bad and evil feeling place. It was built specifically to kill. Bodies in, ash out is the saying. We saw the train platform which had cattle trains coming in from ...
... Jewish ghetto. Thirty or so empty chairs symbolise the scene in the streets after the ghetto's liquidation, where witnesses recall seeing furniture and belongings of the ghetto's inhabitants scattered across the square when the majority of them were murdered or transported to concentration camps. We followed that up with a visit to the museum at Oskar Schindler´s enamel factory (think Schindler's List), before catching a bus out of town for the Wieliczka ...
... and try to find one ourselves. On the way Lisa asked a couple if they could help us, and they gave us directions to one on the other side of town. Another twenty minutes walk. And no laundromat. After going into a shop and asking for one last time, we walked another ten minutes, and finally! We found a laundromat/cafe. So we put our washing on and sat down for a coffee. We organised to go to the Wieliczka salt mine with a tour in the afternoon. It was really something else. Going ...
... cab back as the rain doesn't seem to be letting up. Got a 1pm check out so that we can try to dry off before finding something to do this afternoon before being picked up to be transferred to the airport. Leaving for Berlin at 7:20pm. ...
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