Travel Blogs from Siemianowice Slaskie
As I woke up in my improvised campsite at 5am, I had a vision of horror. Slugs had crawled everywhere, on my tent, on my bags, IN my bags, on my bike, on my flip flops. Oh the joys of wild camping. If I were Bear Grylls I would have thought: "Sweet, breakfast in the bed!". Anyways, I pushed each of them and their offspring and excrements away, and cleaned what I could with baby wipes. I quickly put away my tent ...
... Russian have one. I spent a fair bit of time in the Polish one, to see how the nazi simply wanted the polish land to cease to exist, to destroy the polish culture to make space for the German one. How their army defeated the polish one, how Warsaw was annihilated, but also how the Poles had an underground government, education system, army... to keep the polish flame alive while Germany was having its way on the surface. You also see ...
... split up into various rooms. We were able to enter the building and walk along the same route men, women and children would have. People were first brought into a large room where they handed over their bags and took off all of their clothes. All personal artifacts were gone through, sorted, disinfected and stored in buildings in an area of the camp known as Canada. Naked and embarrassed, the prisoners were forced to shower in the next room, air dry in ...
Unescorted trips to the camp are no longer allowed in the camp. The guide we had was excellent and respectful when he spoke and he did it with such sensitivity. As we started our walk through the two camps - Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau, we pass through the main gate with the ironic and now well-known words "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work Makes You Free").
We were taken to the various blocks, everyone quiet and solemn ...
I'm not sure how to even start writing about our experience today. It sounds cliche but there really are some places that words don't adequately describe, and Auschwitz is one of them. The drive to the town of Oswiecim was about 1.5 hours from Krakow. It was even colder than yesterday, but luckily the sun was out. I had pictured the place still being out in the country on its own but it is built up all around it. Auschwitz has ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking