IMPORTED FROM OUR TRAVEL BLOG: Brad, Karin (and Ryan) Do Europe ‘06
After a sobering visit to Auschwitz on the way here, we arrived in Warsaw last night. It was a long trip through sunny Poland, and though the people here are generally quite stern and abrupt, I think it has more to do with the language difference than anything personal.
Today we had a bit of a tour of Warsaw, and since about lunch have had some free time. Karin and I toured the local museums, including the history museum (pre-war and post war) and strolled briefly through the Marie Currie Museum (dicovered radioactivity). The city itself is in a bit of chaos as the pope is arriving tomorrow. Things are barricaded everywhere you go, and there are police everywhere.
As I said, Auschwitz was a sombering experience, and we had a quiet three hours there with a great tourguide. Frightening and enlightening all at once.
Tonight is another free night, then we’re off to Berlin again in the morning (already!).