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Aug 16, 2011 - Krakow

We spent around an hour finding our hostel in Krakow before having a quick wardrobe change and heading out for lunch. After lunch we had a siesta before meeting up for dinner and heading to the hostel common area for the free vodka and pub crawl run by the hostel. The guide took us to the main square which looked magical lit up at night and introduced us to some ridiculously cheap pubs in the middle of the city. The next day I dragged the boys on a walking tour of Royal Krakow that covered the history of Krakow. That night the hostel had a...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Poland-Krakow and the terrible train

We caught the train from Berlin early yesterday morning heading into Poland. Unfortunately all of the direct trains from Berlin to Krakow were fully booked so we had to go via Warsaw with a short time to make a connection there. As we got closer to Warsaw it became apparent that we were not going to make our connection and so we got off at the most run down train station I have ever seen and found the platform to wait an hour for the next train to Krakow. We had to fight to get onto the train as it was so full that people could no longer go...

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Jul 22, 2011 - laatste krakow plus wenen

beste leuten, wir sind in wenen! aber eerst onze laatste twee dagen in krakow.we yijn op de ene dag naar een oude burcht gewandeld die naast een mooie grote rivier lag waardoor er een prachtig uizicht was. verder een beetje rondgelopen en genoten van een goed middagdutje, wat de mens goed oet. daarna naar onze vaste shisha bar geweest. daarna kwamen we in een moeilijk vette jazzbar terecht waar een stel oude mannen aan het jammen was. dit was geniaal! onder meer hans dorrestijn en de broer van harry mulisch gaven acte presance en een baas...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Krakow dag en nacht

Hallo beste mensen, Allereerst wil ik kwijt dat de Kebab van vanavond wel enorm in de smaak viel. De heetheid ontbrak na het 100x gevraagd te hebben. Gelukkig konden de allochtonen van Polen wel iets. We zijn in zieke kroegen geweest en we hebben een live jazzband gezien, was heel bruut. Nu geef ik het woord aan onze huisfilosoof die moeilijk veel meer van het leven dat wij allen koesteren weet: Martijn (mrboombastic) Menheere. Vanaf 5 minuten met die jongen is de status van innerlijk geluk en artistieke wijsheid overal zichtbaar. Elk...

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Jun 22, 2011 - The New Prague (Slight Return)

The Polish border was interesting. I heard the night before that it is common to be delayed for up to 24 hours, Friday being the worst day to cross. I was crossing on a Friday. The road approach seemed fairly empty and I imagined it would be a formality, but on my arrival I found big queues. Initially I joined the traffic queue but was directed to the foot passenger 'queue', a scrum of bus passengers with carrier bags, waiting to go through turnstiles. When it came to my turn, after a long wait, I detached the bags and lifted the bike over,...

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Reboot Tour 2011

Apr 1, 2011 - Visit to Jewish Quarter

April 1' trip to Auschwitz, Polland.  A dreary rainy spring day.  Supper was held at a traditional Jewish restaurant which featured traditional Jewish music.  One patron, did not appreciate the level of conversation shared and generated by our group.  This patron, from Britain, felt she needed to quell our conversations, much to the chagrin of the Jewish proprietor. The British tourist stood in the center of the restaurant and proclaimed for all to hear, that her table had traveled a great distance and wished therefore that the rest of the...

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ESBCHS Europe 2011

Apr 1, 2011 - Auschwitz - Birkenau

The weather was overcast and cooler as we made our way to the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau. The somber mood would be replaced a new respect for the survivors of the horrors of war. We would return to Krakow city center to eat and shop before off again to tour the Jewish quarter and to enjoy a Jewish supper. We are off the Hungry tomorrow for the last leg of out journey.

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Mar 31, 2011 - Were in Krakow, Polland

After a 7 hour bus ride traveling south east of Prague, we finally have arrived to Krakow, Polland. Our first stop was the Salt Mines of Krakow, where we all had a chance to stretch our weary joints by walking down some 400 flights of stairs. We are now checked into our hotel, located in the heart of Krakow. We have forty minutes to get settled in before we all head out for a Polish dinner. If some of you ate wondering where the photographs are, it seems were having Internet and computer challenges. I have been creating these blogs via my...

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Jan 12, 2011 - Krakow, Poland - Rest & Relaxation

I was supposed to spend my last day in Krakow visiting Oskar Schindler's factory - the protagonist in my favourite movie of all time "Schindler's List" - but felt too unwell to leave the apartment. I woke up at 10am feeling rather warm and with a headache so decided to head back to sleep to only wake again at 2pm. I got something to eat, showered, and thought it was best to not push myself with London and the rest of the UK coming up over the next few weeks.

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Jan 6, 2011 - Krakow, Poland - Tour of the Old City

Darren took me around Krakow today and we pretty much walked all over the entire Old Town. The city reminded me of Nurnberg/Nuremberg rather fondly as the old city was encompassed by a wall (only partial areas are still standing unlike its German counterpart). Starting off at Wawel Castle, we explored the grounds and took various touristy photos but didn't actually go inside. Not only was it extremely busy with locals attending church services because of the holy public holiday but this also meant tourists were everywhere. After descending...

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Jan 5, 2011 - Krakow, Poland

I ended up arriving into Krakow an hour delayed from the original scheduled time which meant that it was past 9pm (04/01/2011) in the evening and the platforms at Krakow Główny were relatively deserted. This made it rather easy to spot Darren waiting for me (apart from his red hair which anyone can pick in a sea of people) with his shopping trolley in tow. We made haste for the local tram and after a small detour around his neighbourhood (Kazimierz) - Krakow's Jewish neighbourhood until the Second World War - we arrived to greet Ina at...

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Jan 4, 2011 - Berlin, Germany > Krakow, Poland - Travel Day

I’m currently writing this entry whilst on the train journey to my next destination with The Sound of Music movie is playing in the background of my laptop (“I have confidence that they’ll put me to the test…”). I departed Berlin Hauptbahnhof this morning at 10:10am (30 minutes past the scheduled departure but I’m slowly getting used to this in wintery Europe as all except one of my trains have been delayed thus far). My train is headed for the Polish border which sees the exit from Germany through Forst and entry through Zary. The next...

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