First days were spent in Poland. For Warsaw and Krakow, recent history that has had the most impact is World War two. The rebuilding after the war and then the period of Soviet communism has been devastating for much of Poland. Yet, the people remain strong, resilient, forward-looking and happy. There is no question, the people of Poland suffered greatly during and after the war. They survived the communist government with their spirit intact. (If you want to see more about the war, visit my blog page).
In Prague, we discovered great beauty. The prices for meals and things in the Czech Republic are very reasonable. Prague is a wonderful city to visit.
Our last stop was the city of Vienna in Austria.