Archive | May, 2017

Sent to the Salt Mines !

  Day 106 31st May 2017 Photographs of Our Day We had been told by friends that when in Krakow we must go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine.  (See Salt Mines) I have to say that it wasn’t top of ,mind for either of us but these friends and subsequent research seemed to suggest that they were […]

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Wawel Castle, Kazimierz and Restauracja Samoobsługowa

  Day 105  May 30th 2017 Photos of Our Day Sometime around 9.30am we left our apartment and our endearing charge Benny. Early-ish for us as we headed to Wawel castle our destination of the day. Wawel castle is not just one castle it has numerous buildings from the many eras of history and a variety […]

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Benny goes to Krakow

Day 104        29 May 2017 Melanie thought that it would be nice for us to kill two birds with one stone and take our doggie friend Benny for a four km walk around the green belt called Planty Park which circles the old town of Krakow. Exercise and a good sightseeing opportunity.Benny […]

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Art in Art-Krakow Contemporary Art Museum (Mocak)

  Day103      28th May 2017 Having been beaten the day before by the tram system we headed back this time to visit the Schindler museum.Thwarted by queues we opted to go next door to the Mocak and we ended up being very glad we did.Quick coffee and then hit the gallery which was […]

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Daily Dose of Krakow

Day 98 – 101 May 23 to 27th 2017 Photos of Our First Days in Krakow May 23rd Another pleasant train ride moving north to Krakow. Arriving at Dworzec Główny, the main transport station in Krakow we again follow our new plan – bags in locker, find our tram stop and ticketing system. Amazing what bliss this provides […]

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Where’s the Surf?- Warsaw

Days 96 to 98 May 21st to 23rd 2017 Photographs from Our Time in Warsaw Setting out for the train which would take us from Berlin to Warsaw we decided to forget the first piece of the ticket which left from the Hauptbahnhof and head straight to the main train exit Lichtenberg. Expecting to find […]

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Köpenik and One of the Top 10 Trolley Rides in the World

  Day 95 20th May 2017   So started late and decided to just get out of the city for a while and Mel had discovered in her own inimitable style that in Berlin there was one of the Top 10 Trolley Car Rides in the World which went to a place called Schmockwitz. So in her continuing […]

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Palace of Tears to Festival of Beers

Day 94 May 19th 2017 Photos of Our Day Today we made another accidental discovery that was not on our must see list. Oh so pleased we found it – the Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast). Once a major border crossing between East and West Berlin at Berlin Friedrichstraße station now a museum about the border crossing. Housed […]

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…then we take Berlin

Day 92 17th May 2017 Photographs of Our Day With Leonard Cohen lyrics swimming in our heads we stride out in Berlin. First stop The Wall. How to choose where to start – so many museums, so may opportunites. We decide on the East Side Gallery and practice our new transport skills to get there. […]

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Bye Bye London. Hallo Berlin!

Day 90  15th – 16th May 2017 We caught up with Holly over breakfast on the canal near the View Tube where she works. Headed off to Stanstead  Airport which was manic – people in every nook and cranny possible. Before blasting off to Berlin on Ryanair. We arrived about 10 pm and after fighting […]

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