Poland remains strongest in my memory of the four areas visited. Warsaw is a complete surprise. Rulers down the centuries built so many Palaces set in beautiful large parks making today’s Warsaw the greenest city in Europe. And my discovering the post WW II reconstructed Old Market square on the first day makes for a great start to the trip. Liver dumpling soup and roast duck are also a first day Polish treat.
Having a red Ford Transit van and a 19-years old student turn up as our mode of transportation from Warsaw southwards to Częstochowa and Krakow is first for concern but soon becomes amusement as Edmundo and I roll around on straight bench seats making room for our feet in whatever was stuffed in under the seat in front; and choosing to ignore the making of broken backs. Our guide at the Monastery in Częstochowa, a bubbly Dominican nun turns what was planned as a devotional visit to see the Black Madonna into compelling lesson of the past 1,000 years of Polish history.
East Europe – A Selection of Photos
I share all the Photo Albums in this one blog post for you to peruse at your leisure. Please click on ‘Read More’ and find the Albums below.
PolandClick to see the photo album of our visit to Warsaw, Poland Click to see the photo album of our visit to in Częstochowa, Poland, Click to see the photo album of our stay in Krakow, Poland. Click to see the photo album of our visit to Auschwitz / Birkenau Extermination Camps Click to see the photo album of our stay in Wroclaw, Poland.
GermanyClick to see the photo album of our visit to Görlitz in Lower Silesia (to come)
Czech RepublicClick to see the photo album of our stay in Prague, Czech Republic. Click to see the photo album of our stay in Český Krumlov in South Bohemia