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Blooming hot here in southern Poland!
It's too hot for me here. I'm melting in the 30 degrees plus temps!
We're currently at Góra Świętej Anny, just SE of Opole. It's a massive pilgrimage shrine, but since we're not Catholics, and not even religious, it's probably all a bit lost on us. Still, lots of interesting history in this area, with Silesian uprisings and forced depopulation of areas at various turns in the past.
We were planning on going to Wrocław tomorrow to see how it has changed since we were last there in the early 90s, but I'm not sure we fancy a big city in this heat. We might be better heading north as quickly as we can, though the thought of doing that in this heat is also a bit off-putting. The plan was to get to some more lakes in Pomerania, but this hot weather looks set to stay for a while.
Still, we had pierogi today, dumplings stuffed with cream cheese, and Rob got some tripe soup, while I had zurek, a sour rye soup. We've also had bigos (stew with saurkraut), so we're getting what we like to try food-wise. Maybe not to everyone's taste, but just right for us!
A month has already passed by in a flash, and it kind of feels like we'll need to start heading back soonish. So much for seeing the Baltics again. We might make the Baltic coast of Poland, especially if there are sea breezes.