Alf Hotel

Address: Klimeckiego 24, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30 706, Poland | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

The horror of Auschwitz - then Krakow

A travel blog entry by annieallison on Jul 09, 2015

5 comments, 28 photos

... be very emotional and upset - but as I often find; my anxiety and feelings were probably more intense a couple of days ago just thinking about it. I really was filled with dread at the thought of going. Not that I wasn't emotional, but I walked around feeling more numb and dazed than anything else. That is until we walked into the old barracks where many of the peoples possessions were displayed and I found myself tearing up and feeling physically ill. It ...

Krakow, Auschwitz, and the Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by coreymeredith on Feb 23, 2015

79 photos

Just a forewarning, this is going to be a heavy post, but bear with me. I have had a very interesting weekend and I am not sure how to even begin to write about it. So, I guess I will start with a quick update of some of the things I did last week before leaving for Krakow.

  • After class on Wednesday, Caleb, Steve, and I went exploring the other side of the river (Mala Strana) and came across St. Nicholas Church. This is the most famous Baroque ...

A very somber day

A travel blog entry by katie.thorpe on Sep 22, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

... that had been there, made a perfect place to store captives but then the demand grew to big and so they built the first of the gas chambers and crematorium to start disposing of the prisoners. By the end of 1940 demand again exceeded the capacity of Auschwitz I, so they built Auschwitz II Birkenau work and extermination camp which was in full swing by 1941. This meant the Nazis could now hold up to ...

Auschwitz, Birkenau & Wieliczka

A travel blog entry by wojtas-kolinski on Sep 12, 2014

3 comments, 9 photos

... me. It almost made me nauseous! What did make me nauseous though, were the scenes and stories of the prisoners in the work and death camps. The room with an actual ton of human hair was devastating. The reverse psychology used and brain washing on these people, all types, was shameful. While of course it was horrific for those prisoners at Auschwitz and Birkenau, besides some power hungry Nazis, you must wonder of the pressures and regret of those Nazi soldiers who ...

Communication in Krakow

A travel blog entry by ejm56 on May 23, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... the benefit of someone who could speak excellent English, enabling a real conversation to be had, and a real relationship to be formed. The GLW bought several pairs of trousers: "happiness for your legs". I even bought a Peruvian patchwork rucksack, for goodness sake!
By now, we were weary after a hard day's sightseeing. I had developed a Krakow blister, and my heel hurt. But we doggedly marched around the very substantial and imposing castle, which was the seat ...