Yesterday, we had a couple hours to relax and unpack before we went to a 3 hour practice. It was fun to play again.. but I was a little "rusty". After practice we came back to the hotel and ate dinner in the lobby restaurant. We had salad, soup, and pierogi's- which basically are dumplings filled mashed potatoes. (that's the best way I can describe them!) They were pretty yummy! I've been impressed with the food so far.. looks like I won't be starving after all!
After a great night sleep last night we were up early this morning (8:30am) to eat breakfast in the hotel lobby and then head to practice. After practice they took us to Auschwitz! It was an experience of a lifetime.. a VERY depressing experience, but it was amazing to see the largest concentration/death camp in history. I know Oma will appreciate the history I learned today. We had a tour guide show us around and he told us all of the awful things that happened at Auschwitz.
After we got back to the hotel, some of us wanted to do more exploring of the city. Krakow is a beautiful city (even covered in snow!) with amazing architecture and history. We walked in and out of shops for about 3 hours and once we were beyond frozen we found a coffee shop and treated ourselves to white chocolate coffee.. which was AMAZING!!! Even better than Starbucks!
It's almost time to leave for dinner.. We'll talk again soon!
Until next time..