Travel Blogs from Poland

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Tracing the Tragedies of WW II, Auschwitz, Poland travel blog

Tracing the Tragedies of WW II

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... % of the original barracks are still standing here. Andre and I saw groups of school age children form both Israel and Poland visiting the site. We spoke to several Israeli kids. They were quite emotional of the entire experience since their ancestors ...

My first time in Poland, Szeczin, Poland travel blog

My first time in Poland

A travel blog entry by mshull

... I can't complain though, the food is great. It's the weight and food anxiety that I could leave behind. This was north Poland, Sczeczin, it was actually German territory previously, or at one point in time. Other than the smokey chimney smell, and the ...

American Blue Hairs, Gdansk, Poland travel blog

American Blue Hairs

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... halfway interesting to everyone back home.  This small Road to Freedom museum tells the story of the downfall of Communism in Poland and Eastern Europe which started right here in Gdansk at the shipyards not even a quarter mile from where I am ...

Auschwitz, Auschwitz, Poland travel blog

Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by jmv146

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A short train ride from Krakow put us only a mile from the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  The camp here was responsible for over 1.1 million deaths.  It's hard to describe the feeling from visiting the camp, and to be honest I'm not ...

Krakow, Poland, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Krakow, Poland

A travel blog entry by hippler

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... it. We visited the salt mine, which is the biggest tour draw in Krakow. It's a former salt mine that pretty much made Poland a ton of money for centuries. Over the decades, miners started carving statues in the walls and eventually carved out a couple of ...

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

The Genocide Tour Part I: Auschwitz-Birkenau

A travel blog entry by shiiuga

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... 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

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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 ...

Bagels Galore, Krakow, Poland travel blog

Bagels Galore

A travel blog entry by neall_e

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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 ...

2 sides of Częstochowa, Częstochowa, Poland travel blog

2 sides of Częstochowa

A travel blog entry by d-ashworths

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... 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 ...

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