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Helicopter ride in Warsaw

Helicopter ride in Warsaw

Today Anna and I took a ride in a helicopter over the Vistula at Warsaw. Yesterday we took a train to Warsaw. Krakow was shrouded in smog and was a good place to leave. As we traveled north the air cleared and the sun glowed across the meadows. It all looked very promising but the […]

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Arlamow

Arlamow

Today we are driving to Arlamow through the snow. Piotr and Grace collected us from Villa Carpatia in the small Citroen; the big one having been sold. We headed off south through the snow. My first observation was a dad pushing his son on a sled along the road. Wow. Everything is white. The roofs […]

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Krasiczyn

Krasiczyn

  Today we went to Krasiczyn to visit a castle/palace. Piotr told us that there was nothing there. We managed to persuade the GPS to accept the street address but not the number and we headed off. We travelled along lovely back roads for about 20 minutes and then came out onto a main road […]

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Villa Carpatia

Villa Carpatia

Today we head to Zolynia for several weeks in a health spa. We were met at Rzeszow by Anna’s cousin Piotr Who took us to lunch in his café in Kolbuszowa. Our last decent feed for a fortnight. Thank goodness it was a great one. A bowl of chicken soup followed by a huge serve […]

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All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Today was All Saints Day. It is a major public holiday in Poland. Most people go to the cemetery and almost everything is closed.       We started by walking through the local cemetery, Rakowicka. It is quite old and has some very historic graves including Jan Matejko, a famous painter. There was also […]

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The 2016 trip starts

The 2016 trip starts

We left Canberra on a dull Friday morning on a Murray’s coach for Mascot. The trip was uneventful until it came time collect our luggage. Anna’s carry on was not there. A bag of similar shape and colour was there but this was not hers. I searched the bus’ hold with no luck. The driver […]

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Mielec and Kolbuszowa

Mielec and Kolbuszowa

Today we went to visit relatives in Mielec and in Kolbuszowa, a bit east of Krakow. The plan was to take a train to Tarnow and be collected for a stay overnight in Mielec. Alas the best laid plans of mice and men oft gang aglay. We had plenty of time so we took it […]

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Krakow Zoo

Krakow Zoo

It was a beautiful Sunday. After visiting Anna’s late parents and placing some flowers and candles on the grave we went to Krakow Zoo. This place is amazing. The work they are doing on the enclosures is very well considered and the animals are in excellent condition. Our first stop was the birds. They have some […]

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Our new home

Our new home

It is 2015 and it is time to resurrect my blog as Anna and I are travelling again. We spent the last two years and a little more renovating our basement flat in Krakow in Poland. We did this because Anna had finally sold her father’s flat and we needed a new place to stay. […]

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Nafplion, Corinth and away

Nafplion, Corinth and away

Fortunately we left the terrible Esperia Hotel early and headed to Nafplion. This is a quaint city that was a former capital of Greece at the beginning of the 19th century. The city is dominated by a complex of fortresses. They can be visited but it was hot. Anna and I chose to stay in […]