Waiting in Pearson to take off
Not our plane, but it was my first time seeing a double decker, so I thought I'd take a picture.
My inflight entertainment console
Pretty chic airplane. We were treated really well.
Anj is digging the flight
Dessert...turned out it was mousse.
It's getting late, and we're over land again. Greenland?
Night-time on the plane
Rubin clocks out. Jiv is not amused.
Breakfast - muffin, orange juice, and yogurt
Sunrise! Shortest night ever...only a few hours.
Europe? We weren't sure - the in-flight map wasn't working
Are we going to Poland or Bespin?
Cloud City...and is that a bullet hole at the bottom of our window?
Yev is so meta
Missed our connecting flight? You bet!
Getting our new flight
En route to Warsaw from Frankfurt
We're really tired. And Alex needs a smoke.
Peter is diggin' Poland
Poland! Sooo tired...
I love these things...
Our first hostel! Loved it.
We were spoiled at our hostel.
Tom, Linn and Una make their first appearance on my camera!
The streets of Warsaw
Random palm tree in one of the roundabout thingers in Warsaw
Eating at our first Polish restaurant. Very rustic...Three-Bears-ish.
My first traditional Polish meal. Brocolli, chicken, cheese, macaroni cassarole. Nice.
It's raining. Linn is pumped. Alexi is drained.
Can't sleep yet - have to explore Warsaw...
Good ol' Nick.
Typical Polish church
Learning about Warsaw from Tamara, while we try to stay conscious
Info-boxes, teaching us about worker uprisings
Lots of monuments and statues in Poland. They're everywhere - I eventually stopped taking pictures of them.
Storm clouds are brewing. A man on a horse doesn't look impressed.
Strolling through Warsaw...
PJP is a pretty popular guy here in Poland. Probably because he was Polish.
Tom in Warsaw
Una is lovin' this!
Huge, majestic tower is offset by Subway logos.
Poland is very devout.
I love the colours of the buildings here.
Another huge church. I struggled to get it into frame.
It seemed every corner we turned, there was another church.
My first Polish square!
The Mermaid - symbol of Warsaw, I believe.
Outer wall of old city.
Patrolling the wall...
Jiv swears that the cat he saw was massive...
Monument for child soldiers.
Massive Polish Theater.
They even have a red carpet!
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising monument
The other side of the monument
Hitching the metro back to the hostel
Waiting for our metro...
A rainbow was waiting for us!
And some brass-playing buskers!
Giant cowboy walks through Warsaw...?
Where we slept in the first hostel. Really nice room - very clean. Familiar bed.
On the bus to Wroclaw. The first of several long bus rides this trip.
Killing time while driving to Wroclaw...
Typical Polish countryside.
Snoozing on the bus
Our first rest stop! It's great to be outside!
Our smokers rejoice! And look angsty.
One guy with wings (an angel? Devil?) getting beat down by another guy with wings and a sword.
The churches in Poland usually have special alcoves like this - I suppose for praying.
High ceilings. Baroque-style ornaments. Scaffolding.
Back on the road.
I believe we're in Wroclaw now.
Walking to the main square in Wroclaw. It was really sunny out.
Old town hall.
The sun got a wee bit closer that day
I absolutely love these buildings
Reid wants me to get my camera out of his face
Wroclaw is allllll about the gnomes.
European alley! Yeah!
Just got our free festival swag. Nice!
Back in the square. We're probably hungry, looking for a place to eat.
At the vegetarian restaurant, flaunting our free tickets!
Anj started a gnome count. Here's one.
The square was massive.
All walking space. Besides the occasional bike, or emergency vehicle, I don't think I saw a single car in the square.
The posters are describing the shows that we'll see.
On our way to see UR-HAMLET
UR-HAMLET, near the end.
In the Wroclaw hostel. Enjoying breakfast.
I know it's blurry, but check it out: this juice expires in 2010. Wha??
Reid is a health conscious shopper.
These deals are out of control!
Hostel computer. Walls are lined with theatre posters.
We've met up with Sonia! She's far left - half in the shot.
THERE she is.
Another church? You betcha!
Wroclaw! Taken from the Witch's Bridge!
It was windy up there
Polish workers on a roof.
Spooky chair on our descent from the Witches Bridge!
Another vegetarian snack. I believe these were the Soy Chops.
Yev thinks she's SOOO cool.... :D
If I remember correctly, this is a monument to domesticated animals.
Jiv and the pigs
Look at those colours!
Inside Wroclaw University. Old, old building...
Why is this inside a University?
This naked guy apparently lost all of his clothes after losing a card game. Poor guy's sword is all bent too. Tough luck.
There's a river that runs through Wroclaw. Here's a shot of it.
BLU? Are you here?
Yev is being meta again.
Ok, Tamara has had enough
Another view from the top of a Wroclaw church tower
There's that river again. And some neat gardens.
Oh yeah, and me.
Stoked in Poland.
We would eventually ride that boat. Not on this day though.
The CLEANSED curtain call.
My sparkling water. Or "water with gas" as they call it over there.
Olya in Poland
The square at night
Wrotswog the hostel dog!
Wrotswog the hostel dog tries to mooch some breakfast
More Wroclaw gnomes...
Me, trying to be artsy
Shopping for Polish knick knacks!
The fountain in Wroclaw market square
Hanging out at Wizard Hat.
About to see some Balinese theatre...
On our tour - found out that this black square was where the "crazies" cage was.
Inside the old town hall
Some important Wroclaw person in the town hall
Apparently, this is the oldest restaurant in Europe.
This is the flogging post outside the town hall. Petty thieves were tied to it, and beaten - hence the little guy on top.
On one of the Wroclaw trams
Tara thinks that the people in front of us gave their children terrible haircuts
Getting out of the tour tram
Back at the Wroclaw University. Photos of some really important scientists.
What parts of Poland looked like after the war.
Touring Wroclaw University
Polish Pizza Hut
Massive bubble from a busker!
Another tall tower. I think this one is the tallest.
The square from above
Remember those statues I took photos of? Here they are from another tower...
The Witch's Bridge
Is my money belt that obvious? I'm such a tourist.
On the tour boat in Wroclaw
Feeling seasick, Ryan?
Alexi hates close up photos!
Sausages for the boat crew. They smelled good!
It was dark and dreary, and then all of a sudden, the sun came out!
Ryan Cooley, lost in Poland
Polish desserts...mmm...chocolate cake, and apple cake!
Una is pleased!
Chantelle is digging her chocolate cake.
Sonia loves the apple cake!
Getting ready to see AJAX!
Me, getting ready to see AJAX.
These guys are taking a shortcut across the street: they're going under it.
I like these statues a lot.
We weren't sure what was going on with this relief sculpture...
Yev and Alexi, posing in the Krakow hostel!
Una is digging the room
Linn likes the room too!
Alexi, being a model in the morning.
"That's right...work it, Alexi."
The Krakow hostel common room.
Our view from the Krakow hostel common room window
Looks like rain...
Krakow market square - looks a lot like Wroclaw's, doesn't it?
Wandering through Krakow
Mmmm....I don't remember what it was, but it was tasty.
This restaurant was called "Chimera", I think...
I think this is Krakow University
Another Polish dog
Shroud of Turin? In Krakow? Maybe it's a photocopy...
A castle in Krakow. The main castle, I believe.
Rubin loves the BAUHAUS
The castle from the "front".
Going into the castle...
OM NOM NOM
These kids were totally ignoring the "do not step on grass" rule. They were never seen again.
The dragon cave!
Exploring the cave
TOM IS THE DRAGON
Here's the dragon outside of the cave. It's supposed to breathe fire, but we never saw it.
Alex Rubin: A Jew in the Jewish Quarter.
The world's ugliest car.
It's like the car has a tumor.
Poland is under construction everywhere. There are cranes all over the place.
The market in the center of the market square. It was like a flea market.
No, it's not Stalin. It's Jozef Pitsudski, silly.
Giant beer suit!
The giant beer suit stalks its prey...
Onion soup, garlic bread, and a banana-chili shake. Nice!
Krakow accordian players
The violin players in the alley way...