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Day 9

Our bus
Our bus, now with flags 馃嚜馃嚫馃嚨馃嚤馃嚭馃嚘 thanks to our fantastic driver Micha艂.

Today we passed the halftime of this edition of V铆nculos. It was also our first night in Krak贸w, a beautiful city next to the Vistula river and the second-largest in Poland. We stayed in a dorm next to the Pedagogical University of Krak贸w.

Main square Krak贸w
Some buildings in the main square, Rynek G艂贸wny, of the Old Town of Krak贸w.

In the morning, we had free time and some of us went to visit the Historical Museum of Krak贸w at the former office block of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. It was a nice walk from the west part of the city all the way to the factory, crossing the city center and the Planty Park.

Stage and seats
This is the building were we played in Grabie. Nice acoustic and also super cool, despite the heatwave that is hitting Poland these days.

In the evening, we played in a refugee center in Grabie. They prepared for us a fantastic stage in a building that probably used to be a church. Similar to when we played at Modli艅ska, all kids were excited to see us and were asking to play our instruments before the concert. We played out top OCAS hits for kids (Jockey Polca, Twinkle twinkle little star for human campanologist, Mambo…) as well as the Ukrainian march, that I’ve already mentioned before, and Stefania by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, this time with all the kids singing the lyrics.

Outside refugee center
Ukrainian flag outside the main building of the refugee center.

The contact who helped us organized this concert was very happy and he said that they had many concerts but this was, definitely, the best one. For us it was also a great concert. Personally, the concerts at the refugee centers have been the best ones so far. I’m excited to arrive to Lviv and meet all the Ukrainian musicians that couldn’t join us in Poland.