Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Live- from Krakow!

After a wonderful day touring the almost thousand year old village of, um, well....it starts with a K...Kasamiraz? Something like that, we've just arrived for a two-day adventure in Krakow. We took a high-speed train that took us in two hours what it would take 5 to drive. We don't have laptop access, so pictures will have to wait for a day or so. The village was amazing! We walked the cobblestone streets that used to be teeming with Jews before the war. I could almost hear their footsteps, their talking, laughing and singing in happier days. I could vividly imagine the day they were herded up like cattle with children crying and scared. They're all gone now, and the village looks so peaceful and tranquil. We ate at a former Jewish barbershop, and the walls were plaster with straw sticking out! I couldn't help but run my fingers over it. We went to a cloister that was built in the 1600s and is still in use. The walls were feet thick, and the threshold of the door was worn down a few inches by centuries of Sunday footsteps. We saw the ruins of a castle Napolean laid waste to, and climbed the guard tower that was there since around 1100 ad. I can't wait to post the pictures, they're unbelievable. We're off in a few minutes to a four hour tour of the salt mines, one of the wonders of the world. You'll read all about it tomorrow! Until then, CZESC! That means bye.

1 comment:

Lee said...

Wow you are having so much fun! And even finding time to blog while vacationing.. you are better than I am. Hope you enjoy every minute of it! Can't wait to hear all about it.