Friday, September 19, 2008

Watch out Prague, here I come!

Hello everyone! I'm just killing some time before my 10:20pm train to Prague. This week has worn me out...I am definitely looking forward to heading south for some warmth and sunshine!

Today I went to Auschwitz...soooo gut wrenching. I don't even know how to put it all into words. Parts of the tour literally made me want to vomit and I definitely fought back tears a time or two. It was difficult to really process it because you move through everything so fast. There were tons of tour groups walking through, I've never seen anything like it. Definitely life changing. It just makes no sense to me why anyone would judge or discriminate to begin with...but then to see an operation like this on such a massive scale...I don't know how they got away with it for so long. It's just sickening. All I can say is think twice before you judge someone for being different from you; whether it is skin color, social class, religion, nationality, whatever the is unacceptable. That horrible genocide could have happened to any of us...what if one day someone wanted to kill everyone with blue eyes because it made them feel inferior. Ok, I'll quit my preaching, you get the point.

Now for my tangent. Tour groups consist of 95% old people. I think it's great that the older generations are getting out there and exploring the world. But for all of you baby boomers who are getting ready to retire and travel, I have a few words of advice for you. Ladies, if you are in your 70's and have a hard time walking as it not wear high heels to tour a concentration camp! Seriously?!?! Ladies and gentlemen, if you are confused about what is going on around you it is because you're not listening! Relax, take a deep breath and ask someone for help. Panicking will not get you where you're going. Ok, enough of that, but the high heel thing was killing me today. Try being the only person under 60 in your tour group!

Well, it is cold and raining again so I am going to find a nice coffee shop and warm up with my book until my departure. I will touch base from Prague.

Bon Voyage!


Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear B-pest was not everything you hoped for and I can relate to the breakdown to Burger King. Sometimes the comfort of classic American fast food does a woman right! I am pleased to hear of your travels and look forward to viewing your pictures. Don't worry, I am keeping MJ and ET safe in the new classy corner at my home.---PK

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn- I'm loving your travel tales. My relatives are from Krakow and it was nice to hear you liked it there. Keep the travel stories coming....I'm living vicariously through your adventure.