P’s sister, Caroline and her family, were living in Krakow, Poland and we decided to spend Christmas 2000 with them. It was quite an adventure for me as I had never been to Europe in the winter and was looking forward to my first White Christmas! We left Johannesburg on the 18th December and flew into Munich. We spent the day in Munich and then flew into Warsaw where we caught a train to Krakow!
Two days of travelling were the start of a wonderful holiday, where we experienced so many different things – a different culture and experiences to change our lives and make us so thankful for what we have and how blessed we really are!
We left Johannesburg at 30 degrees C and arrived in a rather chilly Munich -6! From swimming costume to warm winter woollies in a matter of hours! Brrrr! It was cold but so worth it!
In the pool at home about an hour before we left - enjoying the sunshine!
Arrived in Munich at the crack of dawn. No shops were open but we found a little coffee shop and warmed ourselves u with hot coffee and pastries! Yum!
We headed off for the local Christmas Market. It was called "Kristkindel Mark" and we saw the most beautiful Christmassy things!
Now a Christmas market would just not be the same without a steaming mug of Gluwein to warm the cockles of ones heart!
We went into the town and in the window of one of the large retail stores, they had animated Steiff animals displayed in a Christmas theme! It was the most beautiful Christmas display that I have ever seen!
Warm, roasted nuts in a Munchen park!
Off to Krakow on the train! Be sure to pop in next Tuesday - we'll be visiting Auschwitz!