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Poland

It was cold! ~ Now in England

snow

Do not have a lot of time so this is a quick one but I am now in England, staying in Bristol for the next few nights

I loved my time in Poland. It is truly a nation of contrasts.

After arriving in Warsaw at 5am on the overnight bus i spent to nights there before moving on. My time there was good but nothing terribly exiting happened so i will not cure your insomnia by rambling on.

After Warsaw I went on to Lublin. Is a town in eastern Poland with a population of about 370 000. I do not really no why i went there the was not a lots to see some castles and stuff but it was a bit off the beaten track. I found a small hostel and had a good time talking with the owner who called me "Mr Australia".
When i was there i vested the extermination camp of Majdanek. It was a chilling experience. I was one of the first camps liberated and opened up as a museum when some of the other camps were operating. So umm yer what else to say.

I then moved on to Krakow. I sent six nights in Krakow taking the time to visit some of nearby towns where my grandfather grew up before the war. As most people who have traveling in no-English specking countries would agree using public transport is always fun!!! I only made it from Krakow to Chorzow (grandads town) buy the help of some very nice English speaking people and a bit luck.

It snowed when I was in Krakow. It was very cold.

Posted by Mike Lee 09:26 Archived in Poland

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Wow! Sound like you are having some amazing experiences!! I went top the only Italian concentration camp when I was in Trieste earlier in the year is was a very moving experience I will never forget, I am sure with your family connection it would have been even more overwhelmingly sad! I am so proud of you visiting all these amazing places on your own!! What an amazing man you are becoming!!!! Upi certainily have a lot more guts than I had at 19!!

by Fortunat1

Yer, the camps were full on. In the lists of people killed there were 3 people with the name Karbowiak, i don't know if the were any relation or not (would assume not) but that really hit things home for me!

by mike (thas me)

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