Travel Blogs from Poland

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The Genocide Tour Part I: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Poland travel blog

The Genocide Tour Part I: Auschwitz-Birkenau

A travel blog entry by shiiuga


... Krakow onwards I will be heading along a much more sensible, direct route, first heading pretty much directly north up through Poland and then the Baltics before swinging around through Scandinavia and back down in to Germany. It occurred to me the other ...

Warsaw - Poland, Warsaw, Poland travel blog

Warsaw - Poland

A travel blog entry by kimba


Today we headed for Warsaw, on the was we stopped at Alcherwitz Memorial to pay our respects and educate ourselves on what had happened in Europe during WW2. it was nothing short of devastating, seeing where people had been kept, tortured and killed ...

2 sides of Częstochowa, Częstochowa, Poland travel blog

2 sides of Częstochowa

A travel blog entry by d-ashworths


... of Katyn, the museum's history goes from several thousand years BC to about 1939 - then stops. We keep getting reminders that Poland has a very heavy history, not least in the last 70 years. We had the bikes serviced at the local Triumph dealer. Setting ...

"I just peed on myself" and other hiking tales

A travel blog entry by becstravelblog

I was originally a bit scared of Poland as a general whole, likely because I read too many detailed descriptions of how thieves do their dirty work on night trains to and from the country (no mere knife-point holdups for the Polish; apparently they prefer ...

Auschwitz, Oświęcim, Poland travel blog


A travel blog entry by gouldy


You can get to Auschwitz by train or coach or with a guided tour. I of course took the cheapo train option and sitting there for 90 minutes I wondered what kind of emotions the day would elicit. I was expecting perhaps a group old buildings, some ...

Auschwitz and Birkenau, Oswiecim, Poland travel blog

Auschwitz and Birkenau

A travel blog entry by jkroll1952


The trip to Oswiecim, the polish town where the Nazis set up their largest concentration camp is only about 50km west of Krakow, so although we knew the experience would be sobering and not a lot of fun,  we felt we needed to experience ...

*sleeps*, Torun, Poland travel blog


A travel blog entry by gadelle

I don't really have much to write about at the moment, but if I don't do it now, I'll have to comme back to the internet cafe a third time today, and that would be pathetic. So here I am. At 9:30 this morning, I took a mini-trip out to Chelmno ...

Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland travel blog


A travel blog entry by edbaxter

Back to Warsaw to eat, change buses and run an errand which I might describe later ...

Bagels Galore, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Bagels Galore

A travel blog entry by neall_e


Krakow was a very interesting city. More beautiful than Warsaw, but with a more inhumane past following the memory of the concentration camps. I did spend one solitary day in reflection, wandering the grounds of Aushwitz and Birkeneau. Made worse by the ...

Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland travel blog


A travel blog entry by meldog13


Krakow, Poland Day 3 July 15, 2005 I have been putting off writing this journal entry for two days now, mostly because I think that what ever words or stories I convey could never do justice to the atrocity or despair that was Auschwitz. I don't not ...

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