Travel Blogs from Poland

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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 ...

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 ...

Indie Goa 2015 - wybrane zdjęcia, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Indie Goa 2015 - wybrane zdjęcia

A travel blog entry by region3

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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 ...

Wolf's Lair, its a secret camp you know, Gierloz, Poland travel blog

Wolf's Lair, its a secret camp you know

A travel blog entry by woggley

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... were sending us all over the place. They went one way mine said another, in the end we chose mine, and finally crossed into Poland. Dimitri, just for a change, was hungry so we stopped just over the border for lunch. Now after lunch we had to find a ...

Not a nice place to have been, Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Not a nice place to have been

A travel blog entry by woggley

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Everyone knows the name of the camp Auschwitz! It's use during the second world war is a horrible part of our human history.  What could make a group of people hate others so much that this is the result beggars belief. But they did. There were ...

Salty, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Salty

A travel blog entry by woggley

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Ok so we went to Salt mines, on a very hot day. I'm gonna say even hotter than Prague cos Roy was melting again. The salt mines are just outside Krakow, and are massive. The first tourist here was in 1493, that was by mistake tho. It takes quite a while ...

Lotnisko Okęcie, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Lotnisko Okęcie

A travel blog entry by region3

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Ekipa w komplecie. Plus oczywiście ...

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 ...

How lucky am I, I stopped for gas?, Węsiory, Poland travel blog

How lucky am I, I stopped for gas?

A travel blog entry by woggley

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... best part of my trip had been so far and I honestly had to say the weekend with all these great, and friendly people in Poland. Now I have been speaking to anyone I meet, but the Polish people on this weekend were absolutely fabulous and so so friendly. ...

be nice to border gaurds..., Przemsyl, Poland travel blog

be nice to border gaurds...

A travel blog entry by jay29

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... it a bit I found the train sits for more than two hours at the border while changing wheels as the track gauge is different between Poland and Ukraine. Not wanting to take so long and not a big fan of the time of the train, I looked on the internet ...

Two goats, Poznan, Poland travel blog

Two goats

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... other teacher didn't mean anything by it, but it was the sort of talk that would not go down well in Australia. Because Poland was a closed country up until about fifteen years ago and it is 98% Polish ethnicity (according to my Lonely Planet), there is ...

Hitchhiking madness, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Hitchhiking madness

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... the terrible state of Polish roads and this amazing fog that was hindering us. During the ride he was telling me about his views on Poland - I realised halfway that he was a neo-NAZI and he wasn't afraid to tell me what he thought about the world. He got ...

Crossing over with Clayton Long, Slubice/Frankfurt (Oder), Poland travel blog

Crossing over with Clayton Long

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... the border and what do we see? Tonnes of tobacco shops and money exchange houses. Because cigarettes are significantly cheaper in Poland, lots of German people drive across the border to get they coffin nails at bargain prices. I think the entire economy ...

Pancake pantheon, Torun, Poland travel blog

Pancake pantheon

A travel blog entry by amullett

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... it is now part of the EU, not a soviet controlled country and that people should act like it. He explained that people in Poland have no fear of trying to steal from others because they are so bold and just don't care about rules or respect for other's ...

Vodka Tasting and Concentration Camps, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Vodka Tasting and Concentration Camps

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... sweetened the deal even more!  I scrambled to find the cheapest one way ticket to Oz and randomly enough it departed from Warsaw, Poland. I have always wanted to visit Poland so with 4 days till my flight I booked a train to Krakow and 28 hours later ...

Public speaking, Poznan, Poland travel blog

Public speaking

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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I really like Poland! It is a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. when I arrived in Poznan I found me a hostel and got on the Internet to check my email and there was a message from Couch Surfing saying there was going to be a meeting at ...

Going away party!, Poznan, Poland travel blog

Going away party!

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... people so I searched for another couch and found Anna. She is very cool and has also traveled the world so we had a lot to talk about. She and Ola and a few other friends met us for the going away party and we had a great time. I'm going to miss ...

Poznan, Poznan, Poland travel blog

Poznan

A travel blog entry by jag

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Poznan had a very similar main old square to Krakow, Wroclaw and Warsaw, but still had enough of its own character to have a uniquely different feel. The Renaissance town hall was the Jewel in the crown amongst a very pretty square full of colourful ...

Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland travel blog

Wroclaw

A travel blog entry by jag

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Wroclaw offered a much more suburbanised and less toursity city than Krakow. The old square was particularly beautiful with the town hall the dominate feature. To the side of the square the huge Elizabeth's Church imposed itself over the tiny buildings ...

Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Warsaw

A travel blog entry by jag

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Again this was the second time that I had been to Warsaw. Polands capital is a huge metropolis of a city, which is saved in appearance mainly by the old town. Here we visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, wandered around the fantastic old town and ...

Krakow, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Krakow

A travel blog entry by jag

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Ryner Glowny the main square of Krakows old town was just as stunning as it was when I last visited. This time it was caught in a cloud of fog that gave in a very moody feel. Krakow is Polands 3rd largest city and one of the oldest. Krakow was saved from ...

Our Polish Experience, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Our Polish Experience

A travel blog entry by peterandjane

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... difficult times this country has experienced, not only from the world wars but also from Russian occupation until 1989.  However, Poland has thrown off the old and there is almost no sign of the former communist ...

Soccer and Poland, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Soccer and Poland

A travel blog entry by dunlop.ben

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... , drives us home and we slept happily ever after. Thanks lennie. It was a great was to end in berlin, tomorrow was time for poland, perhaps this would be where tommy fears for his life, the feeling he so much wanted. the fare was 40 euro, ane cruised free ...

It Doesn't Rain Underground, Krakow, Poland travel blog

It Doesn't Rain Underground

A travel blog entry by diane.reed

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Very cold, wet, windy. The town square in Kraków is spectacular,but hard to enjoy in such conditions. Somehow a hot coffee became much more appealing than another talk by a tour guide. St Mary's church was not only a welcome escape, but displayed a ...

Nie! *, Dobrzykowice, Poland travel blog

Nie! *

A travel blog entry by asiaipawel

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Nie - nie, wyjechaliśmy jeszcze... Nie - nie, jesteśmy spakowani... Nie - nie, byłam nigdy tak daleko... Nie - moi rodzice nie przemyśleli 15 godzin w podróży ze mną...   i NIE, nie wiem co mnie czeka!   * "Nie" ...

Hot Time in the City, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Hot Time in the City

A travel blog entry by courtney

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This week has been very busy. Igor graduated from his photography school. There was a big party and three of his photos are on display at a gallery in the "old town". Also he has a couple pics up at the "homeless gallery" which is a run-down ...

Back to Krakow, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Back to Krakow

A travel blog entry by dancera

Back to Krakow. Back to the same hostel, same room. Got in in the evening and went out to Balaton on Grodzka street for Hungarian food. Outside the sky was becoming very eerie and as we left the restaurant it started to downpour. Everyone took cover ...

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