|Szarlotka-Dessert recommended to me by Paula, my Polish friend from Uni. It is a warm apple cake served with icecream.|
|Bricks here and there.|
|Intriguing first view of Lublin|
|Historical street of Lublin|
At this time of the year (July), it is full of tourists, and it is possible to listen to some English or German being spoken (good for a change).
Beer is out there at any time of the day. And Vodka of course! Second comes the ice cream.
Lublin Grand HotelAlthough I stayed in a hostel (FOLK) I was lucky to count on the help and guidance of local CS to do some tours.
I even went to the hairdresser in Lublin!
I visited this World Heritage tiny town by taking a mini bus from Lublin. It is a friendly destination. It comprises many historical monuments; however you don't have to walk far to see them all.
First, language barrier is sometimes an impenetrable solid metal wall. In Warsaw and Lublin I had more or less the same frustrating experiences.
Second, people here (sorry about generalizing), when they say they will help you, if they don't know what to say or how to explain it; they won't admit it. Now I wonder how easy is for me to say "I don't know"... As a foreigner/ tourist, I believe that the instructions they are giving me are okay. And then I get lost...
Third, except in some restaurants, it’s almost impossible to find translations of key vocabulary.
Fourth, so far I haven't seen a "multicultural" palette in these cities. It is funny for me how some locals "study" (stare) tourists. It makes me think of key words of anthropology that I prefer not to mention.
Next destination: Krakow/Cracovia/Cracovie