|After the uprising|
Rain is coming down hard. I head to the bus station. No ticket office so I wait for the bus. I negotiate for the bike being carried. I am sure the bus driver is having a beer on me. For me $20 is not a bad price. As the rain comes down I avoid muddy farm roads. Bus has internet so I am able to research hostels on the way to Warsaw. First one seems fine so I take it. As the rain has let off I tour some of the city. There are lots of statues holding swords. There is much on the Warsaw uprising and the resulting raising of the city. Over 85% of the buildings were destroyed. Across from the hostel are large pictures of the uprising with the dead lying in the streets. So city I am seeing was rebuilt. A small corner of a building is left un coated and there are a dozen bullet holes in the concrete.
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