Krakow

Trip Start May 08, 2006
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Trip End Mar 07, 2007


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Krakow!

Caught a 3 hour train with Ciaran from Warsaw. We meant to wake up early. We didn't. Asked to catch the 2 pm train, it was full so had to catch the 4pm. Got to Krakow. Stayed in a expensive average hostel which i blame for what has happened to me in the coming days.

Walked around the city at night. Was more touristy and commercial than expected. Saw a Quilksilver store in the main square of yes the "old town". Ate some cheap Georgian food and woke up in the morning to go to Auschwitz and Birkenau. The big concentration camps which killed 2 million jews if you didnt know. Walked around the camps, was pretty off and eerry knowing so many people died where you were walking. There was a firing squad wall and exhibits filled with 1000's of glasses or shoes or artificial limbs. There was a whole wall of hair which they used to make bags out of. It was filth. And so were the hamburgers they sold their which im sure was rat. I didnt really take photos here because it wasnt the sort of thing I want to have a lot of photos of. And i didnt really get a photo of myself because what was i supposed to do smile in front of the camp. People did and it was a bit wrong. 'Smile your at a death camp!!'

Now i said the hostel caused me grief. This is because as i was walking around the camps i noticed a couple of bites on my legs and back. The next day there was 50 bites, the next 100's of bites and after that hundreds more. All my clotes didnt dry from the last hostel so i hung them all round my bed. I think whatever these bugs were, they must have got in my clothes, because i was still getting new bites days later. Hopefully after the 100s of dollars i just spent on this situation it will all be fine now. At the point now where i look like i have small pox!!! I went and saw the doctor here in Berlin, got tablets and stuff. I explain more later about the berlin doctor debacle. Gone from SARS to Small pox.

I don't really have too much to say in this entry that cant be accompanied with a photo. I got so excited about my next destination i left Krakow a day early. I didnt really chill out in Krakow, just walked around and took a few photos. Now you may be thinking what is my hurry. But im not a city man, im a scenery man. Only stayed 2 nights in Krakow, beacause the best is down south in the coming weeks if i have not died from my wounds.
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