Travel Blogs from Poland

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Bring on the Zubrowka, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Bring on the Zubrowka

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... that I don't think I have the time, or even ability to express it in words. It has to be experienced. Auschwitz My time in poland was over. Sadly I bade farewell and caught a train to Prague to meet up with Seans stag do. It was a mixed day - a ...

Frei Stadt of Danzig, Gdansk, Poland travel blog

Frei Stadt of Danzig

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... the back of the town, there were more old gates, and as I walked round, I looked at Lucy and said, even though we are in Poland, it feels more like Sweden or Flemish Belgium. It just didn't feel right.   Westerplatte   About 10 K's away is ...

A Taste of Poland, Kraków, Poland travel blog

A Taste of Poland

A travel blog entry by faff

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... back to Bahra for a week and got our teeth cleaned. Angie's sister is a dental hygienist. The following week we went to Poland for 4 nights. We spent 2 nights in Wroclaw and 2 nights in Krakov. Both cities are very attractive and we found the people quite ...

zakopane, Zakopane, Poland travel blog

zakopane

A travel blog entry by yah27

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The snowboarding resort here in Poland wasn't exactly what i expected.  it only had one run open that ran for about 100 yards.  if you're not crawling on your snowboard, you can imagine how frustrating it can be.  however, i got to see some ...

Unspeakable evil in Auschwitz, Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Unspeakable evil in Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... the Third Reich "Jews are a race that must be totally exterminated" - Hans Frank, Governor General, Nazi Occupied Poland No introduction needed I'm assuming the word Auschwitz needs no introduction to anyone reading this? It was the largest ...

Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Warsaw

A travel blog entry by jag

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I arrived in Warsaw in the morning at 6.30 am and gathered my bearing and headed to my hostel. Once there I booked my room and stashed my backpack away and rushed out to take in the capital. The route that I had taken did a pretty good job at hiding the ...

Backpack first, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Backpack first

A travel blog entry by jag

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Joined the steady stream of backpackers heading for an early start at the central station. I finally worked out my platform number and was pretty confident until the train screeched past me down the platform. A quick dash and a feeble attempt at getting ...

Crossing into Poland., Raciborz, Poland travel blog

Crossing into Poland.

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... showing ice hockey. the Czechs seem to be quite big drinkers, the beer is very good anyhow. I'm looking forward to crossing into Poland when I set off on Friday. The terrain becomes more hilly as I get closer to the border. I am expecting to ...

Auschwitz, Oswiciem, Poland travel blog

Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... advanced on Poland and into Germany. For the most part, the museums were really good, especially an excellent exhibit on Poland's WW II history, including the underground struggle and life in the Jewish Ghetto in Krakow. There were also some moving ...

Running out of Old Towns, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Running out of Old Towns

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... . Andrew's Church) before getting to Wawel Hill, the hill crowned by Wawel Castle and Cathedral, both iconic symbols of Poland. Continuing further south I explored Kazimierz, the Jewish sector of the city, brought to attention in the movie Schindler's ...

Krakow, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Krakow

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... our voyeuristic episode we raced for the train, flicked the grumpy luggage guy a couple of Euros and headed onwards to Krakow in Poland. As the train was getting pretty full we did a bit of a dodge and grabbed a six seat compartment to ourselves. We ...

Polska, Lublin, Poland travel blog

Polska

A travel blog entry by mjozwell

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is wonderful, we spent only  five days there ( no camp sites)  but made the most of every minute. The people all friendly and welcoming, the food great (and cheap) and the countryside is wonderful to admire. Deep ...

krakow, Krakow, Poland travel blog

krakow

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... of the time i was in Krakow.  However, i managed to meet 4 ozzies and we all decided to head south to go snowboarding.  I figured outdoor activity might breath some life into me.  so, we all took the bus to Zakopane, Poland. ...

camel toes, cheap wine and a bad joke, Krakow, Poland travel blog

camel toes, cheap wine and a bad joke

A travel blog entry by youngieonsafari

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... this somewhat more potent than the hungarian type. somehow midnight became 05,30 in the morning and i needed some sleep! thankfully poland turned out a freezing rainy day, perfect for a hangover and some much needed catch up on the travelogue! and ...

How Very Sad.., Aushwitz - Birkenau, Poland travel blog

How Very Sad..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... can do the scale of the murder or camps justice. If I could take a moment to reflect on our experience of Poland as a whole. Both Kat and I absolutely loved Poland. We loved everyplace we visited but we especially enjoyed the company of the Poles ...

Kosciuszko, Rzeszow, Poland travel blog

Kosciuszko

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... is Kosciuszko, and there in the centre was a monument to him. There I was, an Aussie looking up at Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a hero to Poland. I was over it in 30 seconds, and onwards we moved. There was a huge communist monument, which had been left behind, as ...

engulfing city energy, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

engulfing city energy

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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Finally sunny warm days have arrived in Poland. After 3 weeks of dark quickly shifting clouds birthing downpours and the occasional frosts at night I was ready to book a ticket back to Thailand. Fortunately fortune has smiled down her sunny smile upon me ...

Medieval Torun - Poland, Torun, Poland travel blog

Medieval Torun - Poland

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... and there are no signs in English. We managed to get on the right train in Berlin and then when we reached the border into Poland the border officials held the train up which made us late to get our connecting train later on. When we arrived at Kutno to ...

Auschwitz - Birkenau., Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Auschwitz - Birkenau.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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And now it was time to travel to a place synonymous with death and persecution. A place that the world knows the name of and wishes it didn't - Auschwitz. The concentration camps are about a 2 hour drive from the beautiful city of Krakow. You won't ...

Nine go Mad in Krakow, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Nine go Mad in Krakow

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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The Story   Now since I've been hanging out in the bank, I've met a new group of friends. We come from all different countries, and we have regular dinners, but the word came out, that one of them, Soorian was going to get married, and so the guys ...

no more vodka...head hurts too much, Krakow, Poland travel blog

no more vodka...head hurts too much

A travel blog entry by jay29

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... the place was only steps away from the heart of the old town where most bars, restaurants and clubs are located. If you can get to only one city in Poland, come to Krakow...there is more to see, more to do and the people are much friendlier than in ...

Breslau, Wroclaw, Poland travel blog

Breslau

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... going to the bus station.  After one hour bus ride to the airport and three hr plane ride, i finally arrived in Wroclaw, Poland.  While I didn't know much about the country, for some strange reason, i really wanted to come here.  I ...

THE TOTALLY UNEXCITING STORY ABOUT POLAND, Pietrowice, Poland travel blog

THE TOTALLY UNEXCITING STORY ABOUT POLAND

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... go do something. So, I did. But, unfortunately ... I can't give some detailed account of the trip I took to Poland, because doing so would incorrectly lead you to believe that eventually something worthwhile and exciting was to happen. I would ...

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... there are skyscrapers and modern office buildings and internet cafes. I can't say I've particularly enjoyed my stay in Poland. Strangely enough, I felt more comfortable as a Jewish person in Germany than here. But it has certainly been ...

Velcome to Poland, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Velcome to Poland

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... much they cooperated with or tried to help Poland's Jews, and emphasize the common suffering while whitewashing the antisemitism that existed in Poland at the time which made so much of what the Nazis did possible. Understandable, of course, but a bit ...

Camp Krak, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Camp Krak

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... . Now Melanie had quite large breasts, so we were held up as all the soldier boys wanted to look !!!!! Trying to get into Poland was different. John and Janelle went straight through, then the guards changed, and the main man asked how we had got there. ...

heading east, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

heading east

A travel blog entry by jay29

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... buildings are also dotting the skyline.  It makes for an interesting contrast with the modern vs. old ways of life in Poland. Warsaw was totally destroyed following the uprising of '44 and again when the Nazis where retreating at the end of ...

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 ...

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 ...

COLD TRAVELER, SMILING NEW YEAR, Andrychow, Poland travel blog

COLD TRAVELER, SMILING NEW YEAR

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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I left Cert and the scene of his snowboarding leaps and headed to mostly-flat Poland. The historical Polish scene known as Auschwitz probably hosted as much agony as any setting that any devil could imagine. And yet, as I toured Auschwitz on ...

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