Europe backpacking trip 2014
I'm backpacking through Eastern and Southern Europe with my travel partner Masayo. Each day I blog about what we did, and how my blood sugars and insulin dosages were in each place. Lots of photos and stories and #T1Dtravel experiences — read along!
Today was a travel day -- we took a series of trains over to Kutná Hora and settled into a new town and a new room.
We wanted to see the Archbishop's Palace in Kroměříž but it was closed for the season. The magnificent gardens were open though, and we had great
We took a bus and two trains to get from Kraków, Poland to Kroměříž, Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site town.
We decided against going to a salt mine so we could see more stuff in the actual city of Kraków.
We took a minibus to see the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp, which is as shocking as we expected it to be.
This was our first full day in Kraków. It was a very nice city but I didn't quite feel right all day.
Most of today was spent on a 9.5-hour train from Malbork to Kraków, Poland.
We took a train to Malbork, toured the castle, and then stayed in a small quiet hotel across the river with a castle view.
The newly-rebuilt Old Town in Gdańsk is really nice, and the Solidarity Monument area on the edge of town is really interesting too.
We decided to take a break and not do too much on our first full day in Gdańsk.
Our final hours in Warsaw proved disappointing as usual, but we left to go to Gdańsk and my BGs improved.
The second day in Warsaw was shaping up to be better than the day before, but still didn't turn out particularly well.
The day started ok but degenerated into frustration and chaos on our first full day in Warsaw.
We spent the morning and afternoon in Kaunas waiting for our bus to Warsaw. It was a long ride and we were glad to be in a new country -- Poland.
Our extra day in Kaunas was excellent -- good BGs, and lots of interesting places and museums. Despite the rain.
Masayo hasn't been feeling well so we decided to spend today in Kaunas taking it easy and hanging around our room.
We left Šiauliai, having really enjoyed it, and headed to our last scheduled stop in Lithuania: Kaunas.
We went to the Hill Of Crosses north of Šiauliai, Lithuania, and then walked around a cemetery and a nice lake at dusk.
We took the train from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Šiauliai. My BG was sort of OK until I ate a pizza, then it all went to hell.
We spent the morning and afternoon seeing some more of Old Town Vilnius, then rode out by car with Masayo's friend to see the Trakai Island Castle.