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Non-traditional New Year's Eve in Poland (Finale)

January 19 2007

Last day in Krakow, in addition to traditional coffee for 6 zloty, marked for us by an independent trip to Oswiecim (Auschwitz). Instead of 90 zlotys (so does this tour from Krakow), we paid four times less.

Bus to Auschwitz is a little over an hour and costs only 7 zloty. Before you enter into the camp, we visited his museum. There we watched 15-minute documentary film about the horrors of the most notorious death camps.

Non-traditional New Year's Eve in Poland (Part 1)

Non-traditional New Year's Eve in Poland (Part 2)

Non-traditional New Year's Eve in Poland (Part 3)

Non-traditional New Year's Eve in Poland (Part 4)

In 1940 in Auschwitz, the Nazis built a new camp. Soon there was established several camps. Located next to the Auschwitz-Birkenau, the death of more than 1.5 million Nazi victims: Jews, Poles and residents of eastern Europe. The horrors of gas chambers, gallows, profane experiments all fit into this short film.

Annually, the city organized "March of the Living" - thousands of Jews from around the world and Polish youth are from the gate to the Auschwitz monument Martyrdom of the People in Birkenau to commemorate victims of genocide.

After dinner of Italian pasta in a local cafe, we headed to the camp itself. Hangers to the last tour (at 15:00), we examined this horrible sight. From the camp breathes death and hopelessness. The three-hour examination of numerous barracks filled with women's hair, children's shoes and suitcases, went absolutely unnoticed.

In Krakow, we returned by train, as the next bus was only at 9 pm. The last full night of our trip we spent in the same bar with pizza and billiards. By 22:55 we went to the station, take the overnight train to Warsaw. It is such a train in 1953 zlotys (530 rubles) and it goes a little over six hours. Before going to bed, we went to the restaurant car. Alcohol was not on the menu, but beer we still poured.

A day in Warsaw was crumpled, almost all the time there was rain and we really wanted to sleep.

For four years, Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It is situated on both banks of the Vistula River and looks a lot like Moscow. During the Second World War, the city was almost completely razed to the ground. After the war, restoring the city engaged in Soviet architects, so nothing surprising that here you are caught up tremendous prospects, Seven Sisters and prefab houses.

The most interesting and majestic place in the city is considered "old town" ("Stare Miasto"). He was literally a basement rebuilt after the war. Medieval-colored buildings and narrow cobbled lanes surrounded the market square. It housed small restaurants, museums and galleries. At the center of the area sell their works, street artists.

Force for the inspection of the National Museum by the end of your trip there, we have left, but sorry. In Warsaw, we changed the cafe for coffee. Once again, nap for a cup of tea, we bought tickets for last train to Terespol (departs at 20:35 and costs 36 zlotys).

At two o'clock in the morning with the train to Moscow, Belarusian border crossing trailed wagon.Once in Brest, we quietly took a ticket to take us cross-border train and at half past four the night went to bed.

Weekly trip to Poland on New Year's cost me exactly $ 300 Is it much or little you take.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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