Monday, April 13, 2015

I am official

Today, I took a train trip.  I went to Gdansk by train - all by myself.  Yesterday, we went to the station and bought my ticket so Alicja could tell the ticket clerk what we needed since they do not speak English.  So, the hard part was done.  But, I did travel alone while Alicja was at work.  Going on a trip like that alone is an experience since I don't speak Polish.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Easter is a big holiday in Poland.  A BIG holiday.  It is, by law, a two-day holiday.  Sunday and Monday.  On Sunday, virtually everything is closed. Businesses, government offices, stores, etc.  The trains and city busses still run, but pretty much everything else shuts down.  I am told that in the larger cities some stores and restaurants are open.  But, here in Malbork, just about everything was closed.