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Me and the guys going to Dachau
I found the guys at breakfast and headed out to Dachau with them when they finished. (I had only paid for my first two nights at The Tent which had just expired) I did not talk to the reception before we left because I thought I had made it clear to them the night before that I would be unable to pay for my final two nights until I returned and my card had arrived (or so I thought).

So we all headed out like I said. Luckily, this was a totally free experience haha. The only thing I should have had to pay for was the bus, but the Brazilians bought a pass that covered up to 5 people so we all used it. Thanks guys.

The camp was saddening. At times I wondered why camps like this remained with so much information about their brutality.
It's not something to be particularly proud of... but then again... neither was slavery in the South, and you can still visit the plantation homes. Of course there are differences, but essentially the same. From what I saw the prisoners of the camps were essentially slaves to the war efforts themselves (along with much more brutality).

...Then I remembered that we are doomed to repeat our mistakes of the past if it is forgotten. I wanted to go to Auschwitz after this visit.

The crematoriums were troubling along with the photos of all the corpses, but I wont forget.. that's for sure.

The guys were going out to the 'fest when we got back into Munich so I went just to check the lost and found again. Of course my wallet being there would have been too good to be true so I left a little upset I could not join the guys.


Back at my hostel my package had not arrived. What was I going to do? On top of that they had cut the cable lock off my bag which I had locked to my bed. They did this because I had not checked back in and paid for my last two nights before 12h00. I had a lengthy calm but very angry conversation with the woman who appeared to be in charge. She knew it was miscommunication on their part so she ended up just giving me 15 euro (which was very generous) for my lock. They had already given my bed away but I wouldn't have been able to afford it at that point any way.

There was a spot on the floor in an unheated room for 13 euro (which I had) so I took that. Worst decision ever, but it was all I could do. The bed I had the night before was around 19 euro and they were full anyway.

I Skyped the Master Card people to ask what the problem was.
They told me they did not send the card because Capitol One wanted to talk with me first. I was transferred to them and talked to the woman for what seemed like forever (I was praying the entire time I didn't get disconnected). Finally she said she had faxed the approval over to Master Card.

I called MC 30 minutes later and they told me they had begun the process to get me the card in the morning.

It was about 22h30 or so at this point so I went to try to get some rest.

It was a sleepless night in the freezing cold. They had given me 5 blankets, I had my jacket on with jeans and socks, and I was still cold.

...but I made it though.
krisks75 says:
Wow. It can only get better from here, right?
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008
cmari11 says:
The weather was cold in Germany and Poland. Its still kinna cold here in Czech
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008
cmari11 says:
Your're right Nat' It will be part of the tale I tell when it's all over.
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008
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Me and the guys going to Dachau
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