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September 04, 2004


The keyboard here sucks. Shiftkey sticks and spacebar needs to be pushed twice. So my message will be short. Anyways, some 33hrs or so after I left Victoria - I finally checked into my hostel in Warsaw. First impressions are that this is definitely almost Western Europe. It's clean, cars stop at traffic lights, no honking, modern... However, there are basically no buildings older than 50 years old because the city was completely levelled during world war II, so the city does not have the same 'historical' feeling as others in Europe. The buildings definitely look eastern though. Freakin massive, and all very similar.

I've put some pics up from my first day - I didn't do too much and it was kinda raining. First ones are from the National Museum / War museum (could only take pics outside). The flame is a WW2 ghetto uprising memorial. The big buidling is the cultural center for science - and it is gigantic. Ok. I'll update again in a day or so. I will be in Warsaw until Mon,then on to Krakow.

Posted by Alistair Howard at September 4, 2004 04:00 AM


Hi! Hope the rain stops. Great to hear from you. Looking forward to more installments! Mum

Posted by: Anonymous at September 5, 2004 08:49 AM

whats in the background of that SAM launcher? I think you are just taking pictures of what you remember of things from battlefield.

Posted by: Malcolm at September 7, 2004 11:10 AM