More mounds to climb!
Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
29Trip End Sep 24, 2010
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Saw lots of pidgeons in the town square. Tia would have loved chasing them. It would have kept her very busy as they weren’t afraid of much. Sometimes they flew so low you could feel the breeze of their passing ruffle your hair!
I enjoyed the Cloth Market. Very old picturesque building which has been restored and is now full of stalls.
After lunch we went driving to find some more 'mounds’
The traffic here is crazy! There’s so much congestion and there’s road works everywhere with little consideration for traffic flow. We’re getting used to factoring in lots of extra time for the gridlock everywhere. It’s like Ipswich Motorway peak hour all the time! The trams don’t help. Well they probably do relieve the congestion but there’s so many of them and it’s not so bad when they pass you in the traffic even though they’re usually pretty close but when you have to drive along a shared tram/car part of the road it can make you a bit nervous watching for them! It’s mandatory to drive with your lights on all the time here and mostly we remember! Someone usually tells us when we don’t! After nearly a week, we think John has finally mastered the car alarm
We splashed out and went to the movies this evening! We have a large, very modern, shopping centre with a cinema complex attached just up the road from our apartment. Most of the movies are the same as in our cinemas at home. We went to see ‘Live, Pray, Love’ with Julia Roberts. All in English with Polish subtitles. Got interesting when they were speaking in Italian as there were subtitles for the subtitles then! Love their cinemas here – very high class. Plush, roomy, comfortable seats with lots of elevation so everyone could see clearly. You also book your specific seat when you buy a ticket just like in our concerts and live theatres!
After the movies we had dinner had a lovely Polish restaurant. Everything was very yum. We’re finding cost of living very cheap here. Generally we can eat well for less than $10 for both. Restaurants may go up to $20 for both which would probably include drink and dessert. Got a really yum dessert today for $2.45 zloty which works out to around 80c. It was equivalent to what we would find in Designer Desserts! The normal type bakery items like we might find at home in the local bakery only cost around 5-10c Australian.