Busking in Gorlitz

One of the nice things about Gorlitz is that there are very few tourists, and hence very few people trying to separate you from your cash as every opportunity. During our few days there we only saw two groups of buskers. The first group were working the outdoor seating at the restaurants; very typical gypsy-style buskers.

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The second group weren’t busing for money; they were playing outside one of the university buildings – I think! At least they were running all their over from the building. They were really good…an loud. In the narrow streets I’m sure the whole town could easily hear them busking!

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Fresh coffee

This coffee vendor at the Gorlitz fresh produce market made the most amazing coffee; and since I suspected he wouldn’t have tea we took our own teabag for Lois, and he was quite happy giving us a cup of hot water so Lois could enjoy her cup of tea while I drank my coffee.

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Markets in Gorlitz

Lois and I were thrilled to discover that the day after we arrived in Gorlitz was market-day, so it was the perfect time to stock up on some food for our few days in Town. It was a typical European market, with plenty of fresh vegetables, and of course cured meats and cheeses from the local producers.

I have mentioned before that one of the things we love about European travel is that markets; you really can do your fresh produce shopping at these markets.

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Fresh produce for sale

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Everybody in the town goes to market day; it is a very social and festive occasion, and clearly part of the regular social diary.

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Fresh produce for sale

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Plenty of benches to sit on while enjoying a coffee and freshly baked bread or (later in the day) a beer

The Fat Tower

Gorlitz is a lovely town in Germany; it is the eastern-most town in Germany, and the sister to Zgorzelec, which is the Westermost town in Poland! The Fat Tower is in the middle of Gorlitz. A long time ago it formed part of the city defences, but by now the town gas grown so much that the Fat Tower is right in the middle of town, and it’s not the only tower in Gorlitz; watch here for some pics of the other towers in the town.

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Historical Corinth

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Temple of Apollo

Corinth is an especially interesting place to visit. You have the ancient Greek history, it is where Oedipus was raised before he famously played his father and married his mother. Agamemnon lead many Corinthians in the Trojan War, and and Jason (As in the Argonauts) spent time there.

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Paul preached to the Corinthians, and his later letters to the Corinthians because 2 books of the Bible, so the history spans a huge period of time.

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Corinth Archaeological site

The ancient city is not a huge site but it is extremely well signposted and once of the most interesting sites I have visited. You can easily spend a few hours wondering around the site.

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Corinth Archaeological Site

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