Guliwer Hostel

Kalwaryjska 42, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-504, Poland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

Poland continued.....

A travel blog entry by zajnlou on Jul 20, 2014

12 comments, 26 photos

Yes here we are again. Still from Poland.
Sooo much more to say but truly I could not get it all down in words.
Not enough hours in the day!

Our weather is still very humid.
Nobody has air conditioning and so there is not a lot of difference from outside to inside.
Well that is not quite true, but is is Summer right?.

Our emotional roller coaster continues and each day brings us more excitement and more news about the family.

The ...

Proud to be Polish!

A travel blog entry by jenwojnarowicz on Mar 02, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... that I was going to see. The city where the concentration camps are located is about an hour outside of Krakow so we took a bus there with a tour company. On the bus they played a 50 minute documentary that showed just how terrible this place was. The video was very graphic showing children and babies who were tortured as well at the remains of all of the victims. Already I had a lump forming in my throat because I wanted to cry. We first arrived at Auschwitz I which was ...

I'm a Wegetarianski!

A travel blog entry by prairiefish on Mar 02, 2014

4 photos

... into details). Best to keep an eye out. Budapest has better bakeries & coffee, but Krakow has much more interesting shopping than Hungary. Lots of places to buy fruit & vegetables in Hungary, not so much in Krakow, although Poles love shoes, fashion & can be pretty snappy dressers. I've got a bit of a fetish for men donning scarves, (another fun fact about me). Why not in Canada I ...

Day Ninety Five

A travel blog entry by loganriddick on Oct 08, 2013

130 photos

Today I visited the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II - Birkenau Nazi concentration camps. Mixed feelings of sorrow and reverence while also feeling like the fact that millions of tourists voluntarily are processed through the sites in speedy tour groups is both ironic and somewhat disrespectful. However I still believe that its an important reminder and I feel good knowing I was witness to some of the most integral places of one of the most heinous acts of ...

Topdeck Hungary, Austria and Poland

A travel blog entry by cleegan on Jul 23, 2013

12 photos

Tour Days 37 - 38:

Today we traveled to somewhere I knew absolutely nothing about: Budapest in Hungary! I knew very little about this former country of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, so it was going to be interesting to learn some new history. And what a terrible history it was. Like many of the countries that fell under Nazi occupation during WWII, Hungary and in particular Budapest suffered through a pretty terrible history, especially the Jewish community. Hungary ...