BIKING ADVENTURE IN NORWAY!
BIKING ADVENTURE IN NORWAY! After our work in Rzeszow, we took a train to Krakow and visited the Auschwitz/Burkanau where over one million people, mostly Jews, were murdered in gas chambers between 1941 and 1945, as the world looked the other way. We spent the entire day there, in the cold rain. The beginning of the 2nd world war was a coordinated attack on Poland by Germany from the West and the Soviet Union from the East, preceded by regular joint meetings of the SS and the NKVD (the predecessor of KGB). It was time to head back to Helsinki to retrieve our bicycles. We traveled via Tallin, Estonia, (a favorite memorable place for Misha from childhood) an ancient city-fortress which was preparing to celebrate the 31 st anniversary of Liberation from the second Soviet occupation, from 1944 to 1991. A glimpse of Estonia’s beautiful Old Town After spending a day in Tallin, we took a ferry across the Gulf of Finland to Helsinki, assembled our bikes in Van