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Published: November 26th 2018
It had been a stressful few months, unexpected health issues were quite alarming and we were still in the midst of tests to find out exactly what was going on. Thankfully the Dr's authorised me to go and have a few days break to Poland so off we went...😅Because of the flight times etc we opted to fly out of East Midlands and back into Luton. Public transport was quite costly to get back from Luton so Andrew drove the car down on the day so it was ready for our return. 1 x train ticket and parking was a better option than 3 x train tickets and of course it gave us more reassurance than relying on public transport to get back.
So on the day, Andrew was busy with the car and myself and James made our way to East Midlands on the bus. Amazingly we all arrived at East Midlands within minutes of each other so all good so far. ✈️The airport was actually quite quiet and we sailed through security without incident. They weren't bothered at all by my sharps and insulin which of course makes a whole mockery of the liquids policy but hey ho.
Our £9.99 flights departed relatively on time and we soon arrived in Rzeszow. 😅Kamil, was James' aupair when he was a baby and the main purpose of the trip was to see him and meet his family. It was lovely to see him at the airport and we were soon making our way to the hotel.
Due to my intense health needs and the fact my sleep is so poor we decided it wasn't fair to stay with Kamil so we booked into the Hotel Bristol in the centre of Rzeszow and James went off to stay with Kamil.
The town itself, looked lovely and we weren't disappointed by the hotel. A swift check in and we were soon in their a la carte restaurant enjoying a very nice late supper. The restaurant was excellent and empty so in all a lovely experience 😋
The plan for the next day was to have a little wander around Rzeszow before heading on the train to Kamil's house which was just outside a town called Debica. The town was lovely to wander around and surprisingly peaceful. Sadly though the plan fell apart when we realised
that the trains to Debica were very irregular but thankfully Kamil came to the rescue and we were soon on the way to his house via the pillow case shop. Andrew got distracted and ended up buying a jumper but at a such good price who could argue....
We eventually arrived at Kamil's house. It was very grand and surrounded by lots of land. Kamil's wife had prepared a lovely meal of traditional Polish food consisting of rice and mince. We also met his parents and little girl and had a lovely time catching up ❤️It was then time for some sightseeing but Kamil thought that Andrew might like to see the railway museum at Debica shed, Andrew was in his element looking at an old narrow gauge steam engine. It was then getting dark and we were mesmerized by all the lights that came out of the cemeteries. Kamil explained that it was All Saint's Day, a day where people come to remember their loved ones. It was certainly quite an amazing sight to see all the lanterns and candles amongst the flowers in the graveyards❤️.
It was soon time to get the
train back to Rzeszow and much to Andrew's delight we ended up on a train hauled by an EP07. Apparently this was a locomotive designed and built in England in the early 1960's.🚈
Back at the hotel, it was time for dinner and we decided to try out one of the other hotel restaurants. This one was very busy and so dark you could hardly read the menu but we coped and ordered the chicken. Sadly it wasn't a patch on the other place and we soon decided to call it a night and headed back to our room. Within an hour of being in bed I started to feel off and spent the rest of the night being violently sick. Not the most romantic end to the night but thankfully my knight was there to look after me.❤️
The next morning, Andrew went to meet James at the railway station before I was even up! Thankfully I felt much better and the 3 of us headed for some breakfast before going shopping. The shopping mall was again very quiet so it was a joy to wander around. It was then time to get
the train to Warsaw. Andrew had wanted to go on a particular train so we decided the best way was to fly back from Warsaw. As it happened we had already been hauled by the sort of locomotive he wanted but there were no tantrums when an EP09 turned up on a rake of coaches with compartments and opening windows...
We arrived in Warsaw without incident and found the tram to the hotel. We opted for the Ibis which was very basic but cheap and convenient 🏨 . James spotted a Pizza Hut 🍕 so off we went for dinner We didn't have much time in Warsaw but spotted that the Ghetto Wall was nearby so it made sense to go and seek it out. We walked back and forth for ages and although we found various snippets we aren't sure if we ever did find the right place. But regardless we were all pretty worn out by this point so bed was definitely in order.
The next day wasn't so smooth sailing getting to the airport. People at the railway station weren't very helpful and everything felt rushed. It was even a rush
to get to the gates on time but nevertheless we made it and was very thankful when we landed on time at Luton ✈️
Andrew then drove us home without event😅
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