Back home from a 3500km road trip, with my sister, through Poland. Gratitude for being able to experience something like that but also for seeing what a great life I am able to have because our parents fled East Germany when I was only a baby.
We drove to Frankfurt and der Oder which is my birth town and sits right on the Oder river which is the border between ex East Germany and Poland. A very depressed town. Huge streets with few cars and few people, broken down buildings and sad looking people. Although we did find a few beautiful old buildings. The main bridge in town can (at the moment) only be walked across into Slubice (Poland) so that is what we did.