I. A 60th birthday celebration for Alena Drnkova in her garden.
III. 4 days in Krakow. A beautiful medieval city with the biggest Old Town square I’ve ever seen. The 14th century Cloth Hall indoor market anchors it and a bugler sounds the hour from the church steeple. Our boutique Globetroter Hotel with a courtyard garden on its’ own smaller square. A park around the Old Town where the wall was. A Dragon Parade (because the city has its’ own dragon).Very tourist-friendly and walkable. Like 6 miles a day walkable! Inexpensive, too.
IV. A day trip to Auschwitz, the largest Nazi concentration camp. Systematic murder of 1,100,000 people, 90% of whom were Jewish. A remembrance memorial for the dead and a testament to the evil man is capable of. A very sobering experience. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (Santana)