Previous entry

Cam & Suz’s Travel Diary

Monday, 31 Oct 2005

Location: Poland

MapLeaving Morocco we began to get quite excited as we were visiting some travelling friends we'd met along the way. First stop... Prague. We'd heard so many good things about it, and quite happy to say it lived up to its reputation. The beautiful cobbled streets and historic buildings were great to wander around BUT best of all fur us were our great Czech hosts, Tom and Eva. We had such a wonderful time (thanks to you guys) and we learned so much. We had a great night out dancing and probably too many beers? We also had a day in Cesky Krumlov in the south of Czech. From Czech we caught the train to Krakow, Poland. Spent Sue's birthday looking around the city.
We visited Auswich, the Nazi concentration camp where 1.5 million people were exterminated. It was a very surreal atmosphere and a chilling reminder of how cruel war is.
On to Wroclaw next to meet our wonderful Polish friends, Jack and Margot and their 2 gorgeous kids. We were absolutelyl treated to a 4 star hotel (felt like 6 star after what we have been used to) which was the perfect way to finish our trip. We had an absolutely fantastic week spent with our friends. We really loved our time in Poland soley because of the amazing generosity of them. A holiday doesn't get any better than to be able to spend it with good friends and crazy kids!
So thats it! Our journey's over but the memories will last forever. Those of you that actually read this, we hope you've enjoyed it and maybe even inspired you to visit some of these great countries. You'll love it!
Lastly a few stats we found amusing....

Time away: 41 weeks and 5 days
Countries visited: 18
Flights: 18
Time spent on buses: 716 hours
Overnight bus trips: 26
Nights spent in tent: 30 nights
Rain: 9 days
Favourite Countries: 1. Brazil 2. Colombia 3. Peru/Mexico
Highlight: Hike and camp in the crater of volcano in Guatemala overlooking active volcano
Favourite Hike: Canyon del Colca Peru
Best beach: Lopez Mendes, Ihla Grande Brazil
Best food: Arepas in Colombia, Tacos in Mexico, Fruit smoothies in Colombia, Steaks in Argentina
Worst scam: Calculator trick by money changer on Ecuador / Peru border

Looking forward to staying in touch