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Last full day in Białystok, Białystok, Poland travel blog

Last full day in Białystok

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... .  Who in their right mind would want to go to glorious Paris after seeing this pic. This is what a waitress looks like in Poland. Paris? Well, I don't know because they're 99% waiters, i.e. male. And what are they doing when they're not serving you? ...

Auschwitz concentration camp, Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Auschwitz concentration camp

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody, I almost scratched Auschwitz off my itinerary - too depressing.  Fortunately, I didn't!  A tour here is somber and horrifying to say the least.  But also very powerful emotionally.  I hesitate to call it the ...

Still Esperantolando, Białystok, Poland travel blog

Still Esperantolando

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... with the location out over some marshy water...  as usual, anything new is interesting. Impressive orthodox church.  Poland seems to be a nation of churches... no wonder they seem to be exporting priests all over Europe... Catholic ...

Birkenau extermination camp, Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Birkenau extermination camp

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello again, Just a few kilometers away from Auschwitz is Birkenau.  Remember the famous guard tower and dividing platform from Schindler's List?  The Nazis deported hundreds of thousands of prisoners by train to Birkenau.  I wasn't aware ...

back home, Opole, Poland travel blog

back home

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: "Nim dokonasz wyboru wolnosci, dokonaj wolnosci wyboru (...)" ENGLISH: "Before you make a choice of  freedom, make a liberty of choosing ...

back in Poland!!!!!!!, Szklarska Poreba, Poland travel blog

back in Poland!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... station and from there we took a Student Agency coach to Liberec. There we found out, that most of people travel to Poland through Germany, which was pointless for us. Therefore we took another bus to H... something, and from there we hitchhiked twice to ...

The start of the universal congress, Bialystok, Poland travel blog

The start of the universal congress

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... to the info booth and had a chat.  They're traveling round Europe for a few weeks.  Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.  Good to see after all the tour groups that their elder compatriots would normally go in for.  They did point out though ...

Old world charm, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Old world charm

A travel blog entry by eric

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Dzien dobry, Old world charm!  It's the best way to describe Eastern Europe.  One reason why Poland's my favorite stop on this trip. My train to Krakow went through the countryside.  Endless snow-covered fields outside my window.  ...

Wednesday at the UK, Supraśl, Poland travel blog

Wednesday at the UK

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Wednesday. Always the day for excursions at the UK. As usual I didn't sign up for any of the excursions on offer. Neither did the Germans. Once bitten twice shy. At my suggestion we went to Suprasl... a sleepy town outside of Bialystok. We took ...

Białystok - Kiev, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Białystok - Kiev

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The long train trip was pretty painless.  And obviously peaceful enough for this girl to have a bit of a nap. Chatted with some girls from Hong Kong in Warsaw. Independant travellers but they did admit that they limited themselves in places to go ...

Tuesday at the UK, Bialystok, Poland travel blog

Tuesday at the UK

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Started off the day at the Esperanto Cafe in the centre of town.  Yes, it's always been called the Esperanto Cafe.  But they don't have an Esperanto menu which is pretty poor and they don't even greet everyone with saluton which really ruins the ...

Poland, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Poland

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi Everyone, We have landed in Poland today! We are all fine and are having a nice time. The weather is great! We could be wearing shorts. We hear this is not normal for this time of year. We met the nicest bus drivers in Beauvais France. They waited ...

Detour Revealed, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Detour Revealed

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi All, This will be short. We are having a great time in Poland. OUr hosts have been great. Polish people are very hospitable. They have a saying "When a guest is in your home, then God is in your home." We have been treated very well. We are ...

This is where we started, Krakow, Poland travel blog

This is where we started

A travel blog entry by bogna

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"Every dream has been given to us with a power to make it come ...

Sunday, UK (Universala Kongreso), Bialystok, Poland travel blog

Sunday, UK (Universala Kongreso)

A travel blog entry by budz888

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They've gone really Esperanto in the birthplace of Zamenhof.   They even play the Esperanto anthemn La Espero, over the loud-speakers in the main square every now and again. While jogging I found a place that's open to midnight.  Extremely friendly ...

Family matters, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Family matters

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... 't really wake us, it surprising what you can sleep through when you start to feel safe! As we had planned we arrived in Poland to a typical warm welcome on Friday afternoon and then on to a family get together for one of the little ones birthdays. It ...

Trip to Central Europe - Krakow and Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Trip to Central Europe - Krakow and Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... landscape with little to see. There was a lot of construction so instead of autobahn speeds it was slow going. Driving in Poland was slower than eastern Germany. Since Poland has joined the EU it is undergoing a face lift -- so lots of ...

Salt Mines., Krakow, Poland travel blog

Salt Mines.

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... damage during WWII, is very picturesque and much as it was hundreds of years ago. For centuries it was the capital of Poland the monarchy held court here. Legend says that xxx defeated the dragon who lived under Wawel hill and so established the ...

Back to the real Europe, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Back to the real Europe

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... good looking guy you have to be prepared, otherwise you strike out straight away. I got asked for a lighter many times in Poland. They smoke like volcanoes but they are never prepared for anything. This made meeting people there very easy and the place ...

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Auschwitz-Birkenau

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... never studied much history let alone history of WWII. It seems that Nazi Germany and Russia had signed a deal to carve up Poland between them. When the German army invaded the Poles fought the best they could in a hopeless defense of their country. ...

Friday at the UK, Białystok, Poland travel blog

Friday at the UK

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Well, I finally found some more photos from Suprasl.  Here's the monastary.  Great courtyard with church on the other side.  Orthodox. Free to get in and wander around.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  Really ...

Salt mines of Wielichka, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Salt mines of Wielichka

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... were chapels as the Poles are very religious people (There are religious statues and crucifixes in the fields everywhere in Poland). The salt had also been carved into huge statues, pillars, halls and entertainment areas where functions and church ...

Mozzies, Gora Kalwaria, Poland travel blog

Mozzies

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... off the motorways as the smaller roads are a more pleasurable way of seeing the countries. Today was a full day's drive to get to Poland and camp behind a Hotel just south of Warsaw. A bit of a noisy stop, close to the main road and the mozzies were ...

Krakow., Krakow, Poland travel blog

Krakow.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Krakow. ...

To Hel and back, Szczecin, Poland travel blog

To Hel and back

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... 't know how people manage to live in these areas where there is barely a road, but they do in large numbers. Driving in Poland is a challenge, its not that the drivers are aggressive like the Spanish or Italians, though they are a bit crazy, its just the ...

Concentration Camps to the Tatra Mountains, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Concentration Camps to the Tatra Mountains

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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I kicked Krakow off with by far the darkest of my visits yet - a trip to Auschwitz, the biggest death camp of the Nazi's in WWII. For a start it's just absolutely massive (covering over 175 hectares) combining 300 prison barracks, gas chambers (large ...

Doing a Job on One's Self, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Doing a Job on One's Self

A travel blog entry by catters

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For the first time in a few days managed to do some solid sightseeing yesterday. Wondering around Warsaw's superb Old Town and Royal Palace, all of which have been amazingly rebuilt and restored following being flattened in WW II. Even managed to get ...

Monday at the UK, Bialystok, Poland travel blog

Monday at the UK

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Morning in Bialystok... superb square with civilised outdoor seating with no cars parked a few millimeters from your seat...   First thing on the agenda was to pay for my language exam. Yes, last year I also did a language exam but they seemed to ...

Home To The Warsaw Village Band. Hmmm.., Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Home To The Warsaw Village Band. Hmmm..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... 1 million) people either die during the Warsaw Uprising, executed as a result of the uprising or due to starvation and disease. Poland as whole lost over 6 million the majority of who were of the Jewish persuasion. Hitler and Stalin both had a hand in ...

Last day of the UK, Białystok, Poland travel blog

Last day of the UK

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... in Bialystok.  Plus in some countries in Europe the hotel prices are actually cheaper on the week-ends, as is the case in Poland.  It's a pretty good hotel and at the reduced price it's a bargain. Plus it gives me the chance to try the ...

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