Relics of Communism
Visiting a few of the old "communist bloc"
countries and seeing how they have adapted to capitalism was very
exciting for us. It is always the people you remember most though
- their spirit and their resilience.
We started in Poland, moved on to the Czech Republic,
then to Hungary, on to Croatia - zipped into Boznia_Hertzgovina
for a few minutes - and then on to Slovenia. What a journey and
what a range of experiences!
One negative thing we became painfully aware of
though was the level of graffiti on such beautiful buildings!
I don't know if it was because we travelled a lot by train that
the graffiti was so overwhelming. I think graffiti is always worst
near railway lines.
But when you see this fabulous architecture and
all the stonework at ground level is defaced, you almost weep.