There and back
Trip Start Jul 09, 2008
4Trip End Jul 24, 2008
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Before Zilina was Krakow, Poland which ended up being my favorite stop along our trip. Not sure why, but I love Poland. We went to Auschwitz early in the morning when our night train arrived. To get to Auschwitz from Krakow, a 1.5 hour bus trip is necessary. luckily there were two seats for us, otherwise we would have had to stand the whole way, as some did. The return trip to Auschwitz was on a city bus that stopped in every little Polish town along the way. It was a very long bus ride, but I enjoyed it because I saw much of the Polish countryside. It was gorgeous, and I will definitely return someday. Auschwitz was incredible, I payed for a guided tour which was definitely worth it. It is amazing how they've maintained both Auschwitz and Birkenau. Everyone who visits Poland should pay a visit here.
Now that we're in Prague, we're not sure what the plans are next. Justin has been storing a friend's suitcases in his flat, and while he hasn't had contact with her, he thinks she's flying out of Europe today... so we must wait here until we hear from here. If we can give her the suitcases soon, I'm hoping that we can make a daytrip south of Praha to two cities, Budejovice and Ceske Krumlov. Krumlov is a UNESCO site and apparently somewhere I can't miss. Budejovice is the city where Justin was an exchange student.
Well, a shower is definitely in order now, that train was cramped and dirty. I'll hopefully write again before the flight home!