Poland

No Place Like Home

We’ve been back home for almost a week and can’t believe how fast these six weeks flew by.  We’re exhausted but at the same time feel we could have kept going longer.  We had many surprises this summer and are glad to have put our preconceptions to the test, most (all?) of them were completely wrong.  The two countries we were most concerned about visiting were Russia and Turkey but they turned out to be two of the best. Continue reading

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Auschwitz

Words are not good enough to describe the Holocaust. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Dachau in Germany, do so. It conveys in a very tangible manner the horrors that people went thru. In contrast, Auschwitz-Birkenau boogles the mind with the mere size of the place. Practical info after the pictures. Continue reading

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Poland: Warsaw & Krakow

Warsaw and Krakow are often compared with each other, Warsaw coming up the loser. Krakow is very pretty while Warsaw is more real…in a fake kind of way. Continue reading

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Eastern Europe it is!

Our initial plan was to spend this summer in Southeast Asia.  Our oldest is on a school trip to China for three weeks.  We thought it would be fun to join him at the end and take it from there; however, the logistics of it turned into a nightmare.  The more I tried to coordinate, the harder it seemed to get.  I don’t believe in fate but I finally decided that this was proving too stressful to pursue. Continue reading

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