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... ultimately he was a kind, fun-loving man who loved his country and wanted us to love it, too.I could write an entire chapter of a book about my front seat conversation with Bob as we drove back from the Tatra Mountains, but for here I’ll just mention a few “Bob” comments that combined will forever cement him in our memory as the most unusual tour guide we have ever had. Because he was.Here are some Bob statements:
- Upon all of us ...
The main purpose of our trip to Poland was to visit Auchwitz; the infamous cocentration and extermination camp created by the Nazis in 1940. It was to become known worldwide as a symbol of genocide and terror that was the Holocaust.
Before going to Auschwitz we had some other business to attend to - a new rear tyre for our bike. Soon after our arrival in Bielsko-Biala, Greg noticed the tread ...
... it in with about 15 minutes to spare and commenced walking the grounds.
The site provided an insight in to life at the camp and the conditions faced by the people held by the Nazis. Overall, quite a disturbing place, especially the room of shoes and hair of a mere fraction of some of the victims.
After a few hours here we caught the bus to the Birkenau site.
The first thing that struck us was ...
... world how the Nazi's treated their prisoners before putting them to death. The gas chambers were called the "little red house" and the "little white house," officially known as Bunker 1 and Bunker 2 respectively. The gassing of Jews began in 1942 at Bunker 2. The gas chambers at Birkenau were built to resemble shower rooms, and new arrivals were ...
Hi everyone! We've finished 2 days of camp and it's going great! Here's a short run down on camp so far: The campers love games and dancing! All our workshops went great. The students each led or co-lead a workshop themselves. Line dancing was a hit. :) we did cowboy night theme today and it went great too. It was our first day of classes and everyone did well. We have about 7 campers in each class. Some are shy but ...
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ul. Zywiecka 93, Bielsko-Biala | 3 star hotelfrom $46
Bystrzanska 48, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $72
12, 3 Maja Street, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $67
al Armii Krajowej 316, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $33
ul. Zapora 3, Bielsko-Biala | 5 star hotelfrom $77
220 Armii Krajowej Avenue, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $26
ul Mostowa 2, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $67