Thursday, July 10, 2008

Continuing Adventures

The days are so full and so fun that it's hard to remember where I last left off. On Tuesday we had lessons as usual. Then in the afternoon we all went up on Mt. Gulbowowka, the same place I went on Sunday morning. Again we had time to walk around, but then this time a great treat. We walked about 30 minutes to a chair lift and came down that way. The chair lift is totally silent and it as if one is floating in space. It surely is one of my favorite things to do in Zakopane.

On Wednesday again classes as usual. In the afternoon most of us headed for the nearby village of Kiry. This is where I stayed in 2002. While most walked the Dolina Koscieliska (with apologies to Polish friends for bad spelling), another voluteer and I explored Kiry. We ducked into cafes to keep out of the rain showers, including the one at the hotel at which I stayed in 2002. It was great fun to be back there again. As with everything else in Zakopane, Kiry, too has grown and changed.

Last evening we headed to the nearby wine bar for another wonderful evening. Two of the volunteers had been busy in the afternoon creating gift bags of chocolate bars and Polish music CD for all of us.

Today Thursday, nearly everyone has gone mountain climbing. For the students who stayed behind, the stay behind volunteers held a game morning. We played Taboo, Apples to Apples, and Uno. Now off to a free afternoon.

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