April 26, 2014
Got up and had our last breakfast at the agro business, they served delicious homemade strawberry jam. When we checked out they brought me gifts of crocheted butterflies and a crocheted doily!
I was so touched, they were Super to us!
Magda drove us back to Warsaw.
Special thanks to Magda for this amazing time in Northern Poland. With her assistance I met my Polish family and really saw the ancestral homeland. We miss Magda already and we think she is wonderful!
The Novotel in Warsaw is full of teens from Europe and Israel. They are walking from Krakow to Auschwitz on their spring break. We washed some clothes in the tub and are drying them on the heated towel rack. We had dinner with our bus tour at the Freta Restaurant in New Town, it is called that because it is only 500 years old.
Our Tour of the Royal Castle in Warsaw is tomorrow. Once again King Poniatowski, my distant relation.
April 27, 2014
Bus tour of Warsaw and the Royal Castle was awesome. Saw the 2 famous Rembrandts at the castle. Afterwards we had lunch in old town.
We walked to see the heart of Chopin at the Holy Cross Church.
Saint Karol (as I like to call him) was canonized today, celebrations all over Warsaw. We stopped at a church that had a special service, it was packed and parishioners stood outside.
In the evening we went to a Chopin Concert at Szuster Palace. She played Chopin’s Polonaise at the end. Loved it. On to Zakopane tomorrow.