0429 A Typical Polish Town (Pol 002—new)

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It takes me several very frustrating hours to just figure out how to get out of the city.   I stand in line at a ticket counter to buy a train ticket, only for the lady to rudely tell me she doesn’t speak English--  go somewhere else…  I go to another counter and am told that I can’t go to any nearby towns from that station--  I have to go to the other station… I head outside to see if I can catch a bus, but when I approach someone to ask for help, they quickly say that they don’t speak English and turn away…

 

I don’t expect everybody to speak English, but, I don’t know, maybe folks could just try to communicate?

 

I finally catch a bus out to the first train station I had arrived at, and decide to try just one more time… and successfully catch a train to Prushkow…

I reach Prushkow, check the return train schedule at the gloomy little one room station and head out to explore the town.  It has a rather plain feel to it… just a couple of standard shops lining the street… A bit later I find a pleasant park, a popular place for locals with children with a little fountain in the center.  In the back ground a wedding reception is going on, the couple riding away in a classic 1930s car…

 

On through town, not a whole lot to see… The architecture is your typical, gray, boxy apartment blocks… I do stop to enjoy some tasty Polish pastries…

 

…And it looks like Mcdonalds has reached small town Poland

 

I rest on a bench near a little supermarket watching folks walk their dogs and head home from school and work… There’s a fairly cheerful, middle class feel to the place… much more cheerful than my last visit to Kostryzn, Poland back in 2000… Of course, we’re just a stone’s throw from the capital here, where a lot of the jobs are… Hopefully, I’ll be able to explore more of the country some other time…

And so my one day visit to Poland comes to an end… I still have a lot to learn about this country and its people…

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