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  • Gydinia port and Gdańsk PolandToday we visited Gdańsk Poland, where the first shots of WWII were fired. As you look at the photos, the buildings without color were rebuilt and the empty area you see was bombed out and not rebuilt. We heard today Posted by mludewig in Adventures | Jun 28, 2019
  • Day 16: KrakowWe had prebooked our tour to Auschwitz and a van picked us up at our hotel at just before 8am. There would be a total of eight people in our van, and we had to stop at each of Posted by AnneO in Central/Eastern Europe 2019 | Jun 27, 2019
  • Day 15: KrakowThe heat wave has arrived! It is currently 94 degrees and feels every bit of it. The weather forced us to alter our plans a bit for today to limit our walking. We had planned to take Posted by AnneO in Central/Eastern Europe 2019 | Jun 26, 2019
  • Day 14: Olomouc to KrakowIt was another travel day so not much to report. We took a taxi to the train station at 10am, which was our checkout time at the apartments. Our train wasn’t until 12:46 so we had to wait Posted by AnneO in Central/Eastern Europe 2019 | Jun 25, 2019
  • Last Day in WroclawI am going to keep today's post brief. Our main task was figuring out how to get to the bus station for tomorrow. It was actually very confusing, but we think we have a decent plan, but it Posted by Amber Garrison in The One Less Traveled By | Jun 16, 2019
  • WroclawToday we slept in. Grant is still injured, and I was just wiped out and took the morning run off. (Neal has been doing his own run, and then coming back to get me.) We did walk to Hydropolis Posted by Amber Garrison in The One Less Traveled By | Jun 15, 2019
  • WroclawToday wasn't super eventful. I think our jet leg is kicking in. We typically have a "plan" to fight the jet lag, but it is pretty hard when your flights are delayed for about 11 hours. So, we keep Posted by Amber Garrison in The One Less Traveled By | Jun 14, 2019
  • WroclawWe kept hearing from people (including people from Poland) that we needed to visit the zoo in Wroclaw--that it is known around the world, people love it, etc. I tend to not be a zoo person, although we have Posted by Amber Garrison in The One Less Traveled By | Jun 13, 2019
  • WroclawOur first full day in Worclaw went pretty well. It is very hot here for Wroclaw...normally it isn't 90 degrees. I was hoping today to get two walking tours in, but since Grant has an injured leg, it Posted by Amber Garrison in The One Less Traveled By | Jun 12, 2019
  • Whata FiascoThe Storm -O'Hare Well, it was quite a journey to get to Wroclaw. We FINALLY took off from Chicago at 2:45 a.m. We were supposed to board at 5:25 p.m. LOT did a terrible, terr Posted by Amber Garrison in The One Less Traveled By | Jun 12, 2019
  • Sea dayThere was a scheduled day at sea after Tallinn and before the next port of Gdansk. We were looking forward to this, especially with the two days in St Petersburg being so long and busy. It would be a great Posted by themaggiej in Travels by barge, bike & boat | Jun 6, 2019
  • Wadowice/Auschwitz, Poland, May 25, 2019Today went to Wadowice which is a small city where Karl Wojtyla was born in 1920. Visited the refurbished "Holy Father Pope John Paul II family home. In 2014 they made the house into a museum. It Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | Jun 4, 2019
  • Swidnica, Poland May 27Monday, May 27 leaving this morning to go to Swidnica ( a city near Warsaw)about three hours on the bus. Stopped for a pit stop where there was a McDonalds and Subway. Some people went in To get a big Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | Jun 4, 2019
  • Rzeszow/ Wieliczka, Poland May 26, 2019This morning we went to the World Divine Mercy and said the chaplet with father.The date is Sunday, May 26. We stopped briefly at Pope John Paul II sanctuary is very beautiful Mosaic tiles on the wall very nice. Also Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | Jun 4, 2019
  • Music (Jazz-Poland) Tomasz Stanko (1942-2018) A Polish jazz musician (primarily trumpet). Album: From the Green Hill(1999-ECM Records) The retailer recommended me this CD during my visit in 2014. Awsome recommendation. He was spot on. I can't remember the name of the Posted by chuckhifi in Travel, Food, Music, Wine etc | Jun 3, 2019
  • Czestochowa/krakow- May 24, 2019Left to go to Czestochowa to see the Black Madonna sanctuary. Black because the attempted to destroy by fire but failed so thus the Black Madonna. Tried to destroy by slashing her face but only left a scar. Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | May 27, 2019
  • Warsaw, Poland May 23, 2019 We are in Warsaw seeing the highlights of the city. We start by walking through Lazienki (the largest garden in Warsaw. After lunch we went to Warsaw'S Old Town with Market square, churches and Presidential Palace. Walked Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | May 27, 2019
  • Warsaw, Poland May 22, 2019Travel to Marbork Castle which is the largest Gothic castle in the world, taking some 50 million bricks to build and covering an area of around 21 hectares, with the total volume of the building 250,000 m. This castle was Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | May 27, 2019
  • Sopot /Gdynia, Poland -May 21, 2019Day 2 - started the day touring the Oliwa gardens and Cathedral Basilica. Very beautiful old very church and unique organs (7876 pipes), biggest and most famous organs in Poland. Listened to a 20 minute concert. Angels Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | May 21, 2019
  • Gdansk, Poland May 20, 2019Early start at 5:45 am to take metro then train to airport. Met up with the Syracuse group and flew to Gdansk, Poland. Got to hotel which is about 150m from the Baltic Sea. After lunch (Chilly Willy Posted by JDEmmi in Europe 2019 | May 21, 2019
  • 42 months in Poland. Time to ramble on.Rainy Gdansk. 11.35pm. Been staring at this empty screen for over 30 minutes now, beer bottle is half empty already and I couldn't yet start to convene all the many thoughts I've been having and write something coherent. My parents, Posted by ZackMeursault in Subterranean | May 15, 2019
  • A Day of Rest and ReflectionThe morning allowed for two different options: 1) attend Shabbat morning services Isaak Shul a 400+ year-old synagogue or 2) partake in a spiritual and philosophical discussion about God’s role in the Holocaust. Those who went to the synagogue got to Posted by BJEMOTL in BJE March of the Living 2019 | May 8, 2019
  • Bimah, Mass Grave, Old Town Krakow, and ShabbosYet another fun day on BJE March of the Living. Today everyone woke up anticipating what we had on schedule and awaiting the entry of Shabbat. Immediately following breakfast, we made our way to the town of Tarnow that used Posted by BJEMOTL in BJE March of the Living 2019 | May 5, 2019
  • Bimah, Mass Grave, Old Town Krakow, and ShabbosYet another fun day on BJE March of the Living. Today everyone woke up anticipating what we had on schedule and awaiting the entry of Shabbat. Immediately following breakfast, we made our way to the town of Tarnow that used Posted by BJEMOTL in BJE March of the Living 2019 | May 5, 2019
  • The March of the LivingToday was the day that we were going to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau. After taking a little time to experience both camps yesterday, participants were excited to dive deeper today. During our bus ride to the first stop of the Posted by BJEMOTL in BJE March of the Living 2019 | May 2, 2019
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