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Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Ok, so it’s been a while between photos, but you’re all probably still recovering from that self portrait shot up in the mountains, yeah this one. Nasty, nasty stuff.

So, to get you back in the photo swing, here’s a few from the past few weeks, starting in Poland, and then heading into the Czech Republic.

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Krakow: You Thieven’ Bastards

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Having left Zakopane early Sunday morning, we arrived in Krakow, a few hours north, around lunch time. After the standard ten or fifteen minutes of trying to work out where we were on our map, we were still struggling to work out which way we had to go. Turns out the bus station had moved recently, and moved far enough away from the town centre that we weren’t even on our map, which makes things just that little bit more challenging. Or difficult, depending on what sort of mood you’re in. Eventually, Bec and I found a tram stop that we were confident would serve our purposes, and waited for the number 10 tram to come and take us to the door of the hostel we wanted to stay in. After about 40 minutes of waiting, and seeing every other tram number drive past, we realised that the number 10 didn’t run on Sundays, and we were faced with a 45 minute walk. What is it about public transport with the number 10, and causing Bec and I grief? What did we ever do to the number 10?

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Oswiecim: Words?

Saturday, October 29th, 2005
Oswiecim is a small place about an hour and a half from Krakow, in the Southwest of Poland. It is quiet, a bit dusty, bathed in yellow leaves falling from trees. Rows of tour buses sit in a parking lot, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Zakopane: Tips

Friday, October 28th, 2005
We were crushed like sardines into a can on our bus from Stary Smokovec to Lysa Polana. It was a delapidated local bus, every seat was taken, and at least twenty people packed the aisles. Lysa Polana was about an ... [Continue reading this entry]