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Sep 14, 2006 - Krakow, Poland
We deviated a bit from our original plan or spending only a day or two in Krakow, Poland and then moving on to Budapest, Hungary. After a long, involved 10 minute discussion we decided to unwind and relax in Krakow. I don't want to admit that the Trans Mongolian kicked the crap out of me, but it may have. It was nice to stop moving, if even for the short term. I love this city and this country! It ranks right up there with all places good and beautiful! How can you not like a place with dumplings. That is our new criteria for ranking our...Jump to full entry
Apr 18, 2005 - Arrival In Krakow!
They say the first steps the hardest....thats rubbish. It was really easy to get to Krakow. I flew there. My first problem arose when the bus dropped me off at the wrong destination, forcing me to avoid the drunks and mentally ill of Poland. After two hours I managed to found my way to the hostel. Te problem was compouded by the fact I've brought a backpack the size of Botswana. My back is broken and I've been here 48 hours. I'm sharing a dorm with two Japanese and three Italians...its like the UN but with bunk beds. Krakow is a wonderfull...Jump to full entry
Mar 27, 2005 - Easter in Tarnow, then Krakow
We had a lovely Easter breakfast at John's house, one of Sara's coworkers. Then we went to Krakow for the day, where we ended up just wandering around. We had some Mexican food, and then some delicious, Polish-style apple cake. I was intending on taking the train home tonight, but the night train is all booked up for the next couple of nights, which means I will have to take the day train tomorrow and stay in Vienna overnight, and then take the morning train to Spittal. Great!Jump to full entry
Jan 10, 2005 - Leaving Sara
Sara and I took the train Krakow and wandered around when she got off work. We saw lots of interesting buildings and had a disasterous Kebap experience. For those of you inexperienced with the phenomenon known as 'Kebap,' let me explain. It is Turkish in origin... I think. It is basically like the Greek Giro, with the strange meat on a rotisserie roaster. Usually it is a spiced, compressed mixture of turkey and chicken. Sometimes it is lamb (though the lamb, I have heard, is usually really goat-meat). This spiced, salty meat is then put on...Jump to full entry
Jan 8, 2005 - Midnight Fashion Show!
Sara says: Yeah, so... eh... well... WE GOT BORED, OKAY!?! hehe... we actually had a lot of fun... and this little 'collection' captures the essence of our relationship... silly. heh... well, there's more to it than that... but how else am I to explain these pictures? I can't really, so I'll just stop. I say: No, we weren't actually bored. I am never bored around Sara! She was just trying to justify our strange behavior, which just can't be justified. It was just bedtime and we had eaten too many jelly beans. But that is beside the point,...Jump to full entry
Jan 7, 2005 - A day in Sara's apartment
I slept and slept today. It was wonderful! The first time I have really been able to sleep since we left on our crazy adventure.´ While Sara was at work I read and took pictures of her apartment. Sara: I was actually quite surprised with the size of the apartment. I was expecting something MUCH smaller.... I can almost get exercise running laps around the 'living room'. So yeah, I like it. The only thing that I would change is the bed... it's this crap-ass fold-out piece-of-crap sofa thing (like my excessive use of hyphens there?). Yeah. So...Jump to full entry
Jan 5, 2005 - Tarnów, Poland - Sara's new home!
Sara took these pictures of Tarnów after I left and it had snowed (no snow today, and none while I was there). Tarnów was very grey and there were lots of concrete buildings. I thought, 'COMMUNIST' as soon as I got there, no matter how politically incorrect that was. Just all the graffiti, concrete and cobblestones gave me that feeling. I can't say I was too terribly impressed, but when we got to Sara's school everyone was really nice and the landlady even picked us up in her tiny, little car. She showed us around Sara's new apartment,...Jump to full entry