Thursday, August 13, 2009
Okay, some more. Krakow is amazing. We arrived in the hardest rain I have ever riden in. We were crossing the city in order to get to our new friend Alina's house(thank you CouchSurfer) and took on much water. We worked it out after 1 crash (Brett) and getting lost as shit. We were only 1.5 hours late. This city remains much more intact than Warsaw after the 2nd World War. Very vibrant, young and full of spirit. Everyone should visit here. Many amazing clubs and pubs all existing in ancient basements with original brick and mold and style. The beer is cheep and delicious. Today we visited Auschwitz and it was amazing. We are very tired and dumbstruck with the evilness that was the third riech. The Polish people were almost erased from history. We are staying with our second couch surfing family and we owe them big. Much vodka, laughing and body language is bridging the massive barriers that exist between us. Alina, the daughter of Vesha and Janosh, speaks English very well and has been a splendid tour guide. She has helped us with our language and finding of better maps. Our current maps have us on major roads that are full of insane Polish drivers. The country roads are favorable. Hopefully the rain of the last 3 days will end tomorrow and we head South for the mountains of Slovakia. A new lauguage and customs to master upon arrival. No problem for Brett and Steven. There is so much more and I know you want stories and detail but this must be all for now. I seem to always be tired and hungry but feel great and lucky to be doing exactly what I wish. Thanks everybody for checking it out. Please post comments for it warms us to hear your words. Best wishes. Steven and Brett.