I want to take you back to Europe and show you some more of the places we visited. The day after we arrived, we loaded up our stuff and set out on the driving part of our trip. The first stop was the city of Wroclaw, so picturesque and old. We only spent a few hours here but it's definitely a city I would return to.
The first European church we saw and I was impressed! We didn't get a chance to go inside but I loved the outside. Carriages were waiting in several places to take people around the old town square (rynek in Polish - thanks, Mel!) and streets. We saw these again in many of the cities we visited and next time we'll take a ride in one of them. In the left hand corner you can see a mime character dressed up. If you put some coins in his basket, he'd do a little pantomine show. There were 3 little boys, about 8 or 9 years old, who were trying their hardest to make him laugh but there was no way. These kinds of characters were in every city we visited.
The buildings around the square were tall, narrow and just exactly as I imagined they would be in European cities.
At this vegetarian restaurant, we had our first Polish foods - cabbage rolls, borscht and nalesniki (thin little pancakes filled with mushrooms). (Thanks for help with the vocabulary, Mel!)
This fountain was about 50 feet long and so intriguing. It added so much character to the square.
And yes, McDonald's is everywhere! This was on the outskirts of the city beside massive apartment buildings.