Trip Start Jul 24, 2006
29Trip End Jan 07, 2011
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Warsaw has some interesting architecture but most of it was destroyed during the war(s) so many of the historical buildings have had to be rebuilt. However, there are some really beautiful parks - in fact we spent our last afternoon in one, where there was a free concert next to the famous Chopin monument
We took the train out to visit Krakov yesterday (Saturday), which was quite a long ride but we felt we shouldn't leave Poland without at least a very quick visit. It's a far more historical and cultural city - full of beautiful buildings, especially churches. You also get a feel about some of the hardship the Poles have experienced over the last 70 or 80 years, and what it means to them to have finally joined the EU.I don't think it will take them very long to catch up with the technology at least. It seems a shame I don't need to have any dental work done as it's so much cheaper here than in England.
Apart from that we've met quite a few nice people since we started out - 2 very agreeable Frenchmen in particular,and yesterday we sat in a carriage with a Frenchman, a Pole, an Australian woman, which made for some interesting conversation with Pete still being a lot more Canadian than British!
Well, better go now - we want to get something to eat before catching the night train to St Petersburg, which is a marathon 30-hour journey. Will write again from there.....