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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

380: Lublinianka - NOT Lubianka

Haven't written a blog for six weeks or more so thought it was time to put that right. Last weekend I took a train from Warsaw to Lublin, a small but pleasant town some 180 km to the South East of Warsaw. I stayed, and chilled, in the very nice 4* hotel Lublinianka. Lunch prices were commensurate with a 4* hotel but, luckily, there was a 4*(!) McDonalds almost next door.
Don't confuse the name of the hotel with the Lubianka - the infamous and notorious KGB centre on Dzerzhinsky Square in Moscow. I enjoyed my stay in Lublinianka, I would most certainly not enjoy a stay in the Lubianka. Can you guess which one is which from the first two photographs?
On a more depressing note (can anything be more depressing than talking about the Lubianka?) I have just heard that my tenants have finally vacated my parents' old house and left it in a gopping condition. Nice! At least they will know not to ask me for a reference for any future moves. I have decided to sell the property (it is in Ramsey) - renting is too much trouble!



Remembrance is very important here in Poland




In case anybody on the planet hasn't heard, Leonard Cohen's name can be added to the list of those who have shuffled off their mortal coil this year - and what a year it has been for celebrities. Here is one of my all time favourites: