'EPS2009'에 해당되는 글 2건

  1. Krakow, Poland (Dunajec River Gorge)
  2. Krakow, Poland (a beautiful city) (1)
July 19, 2009 (Sunday)

The excursion day!!
It's unbelievable. why rain drops rather than sun shine?
It was too heavy rain and very cold (about 15 degrees of C) today.
Actually, the tour guide said to us "well, I don't think we can do a rafting today 'cause of rain..." .. So, many of people were disappointed after hearing that news.

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<A ticket for the tour, Dunajec River>

During the time our trip to Dunajec river, it doesn't look like to be a sunny day. We have stopped by an old wooden church. The guide said that the history of that church is about 150 years old or more. It was amazing to me.

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<An old wooden cathedral>

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<An old wooden cathedral>

I think the road where our bus was drove on is too high 'cause I felt a strong headache as I did in the airplane. So, I just slept.... Actually, it's too stupid since there are plenty of landscapes to look at.  Anyway, I missed most of them because of the crazy headache.

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<Some houses that I saw on the way to go Dunajec River>

At the time when are almost arrived at our destination, the guide said "I think we have to change our schedule from rafting to having a lunch together".. However, one people who really wanted to do a rafting suggested that "Oh,, we want to do a rafting even though the rain will not be stopped."  So, the guide made a vote whether other people want to do a rafting or a lunch.   Guess the result?     Many of people's mind was headed for a rafting.

So.... We took a boat and enjoyed a rafting for about 2 hours. It was quite long journey. The interesting thing is that DUNAJEC RIVER acts as a border between two conutries; Poland and Slovakia.

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<The rafting map - the upper (lower) side of river is Poland (Slovakia).>

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<Peoples are on boarding>

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<The captain of our board>

I am now in Krakow, Poland (July 16, 2009) to take part in "The 2009 Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics". I am a nominated speaker to give a presentation titled with "b->s hadronic decays at Belle" on behalf of the Belle collaboration. It's too nervous to wait and prepare the talk tomorrow (09:00 a.m.,  July 18, 2009). I believe, however, I could do with my best efforts.

It was terrible time when I arrived at airport in Krakow 'cause It starts to fall down a heavy rain as soon as I get out the airport. So, I just stayed inside the airport about 30 minutes. Anyway, I took a taxi and safely arrived at Daisy Hotel in which it is located at the outside the city of Krakow.

<Daisy Hotel - wide view>

<Daisy Hotel - a sort of Beer Bar?>

I walked around Main Square which is known as the largest market in the world. For me, however, it doesn't interesting at all 'cause I have not enough money to buy something. The only thing that draw my attention was the old-cathedral. It looks like that the architecture was built in 500 years old or more. I felt something like weird. I think these kind of feelings are arised from my knowledge that Catholic made lots of mistakes long times ago. Whenever I enter the ancient Cathedral, my feeling (or mind) was uneasy.

<St. Mary's Cathedral>

<The view of Main Square>

Walking outside the Main Square is the way to go Wawel hill that is very famous place for tourists. However, It was nothing special for me.

<Outside Wewel hill>

<Inside Wawel hill>

These are all of my experience for the last two days.

After finishing my talk tomorrow (July 18, 2009), I will visit to the place that is known for an old Jewish town. In addition, I will go to Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle as for an excursion in Sunday. My staying in Krakow is excellent in terms of everything except for the one that I am alone. T.T Actually, I am here with two Korean Professors, one from Korea Univ. and another from Kyeongsang Univ. However, I really want to have a friend whose age is similar to me, thus the interesting topics are the same with me.

Anyway, please pray for my presentation in tomorrow!