My cousin Marian lives on the same property in Bochnia where my dad grew up and lived as a boy and at times during the war, and he and his wife Ella are extremely warm hosts. As mentioned in my last update, Sugar purchased flowers to create floral arrangements for the evening, and family from across the region came to spend a wonderful evening together. Someone mentioned during the evening the beauty of our international flavor, with guests from across Poland, Britain, America, Egypt, and China.
As also mentioned earlier, it was so special to have Sugar come all the way from China to join us, and we spent the day Sunday in beautiful Crakow. Amazingly, Sugar, who NEVER eats meat, fell in love with the Polish cuisine, particularly the juicy sausages and tasty potatoes.
Good bye's are always difficult. Of course Marian and Ella drove us to the airport, and Michal and Gabriela also came to join us for a coffee before we went through security. For me, the most emotional good-bye was with Sugar, who waited as long as possible before checking her bags into Beijing. But was not a final good-bye, that is a story to be continued...
Before closing this chapter out, I'm going to create one more blog update, to show and recognize just a few of the amazing veterans and people who made this visit so special.
Author - Andrew Bajda
Since publication of my book in December of 2016, so many amazing things have happened on both a personal and professional level. As the journey continues to evolve, I'll update my travel adventures on this blog, and invite you to join me along the way.