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One day in Toruń

Poland Day 15. The literature enticed me to Toruń with its medieval history, city walls and Gothic architecture. And yes it was all that. Problem was, I’d already been spoiled with the Old Towns in Kraków and Lublin. Read more

First impressions of Warsaw

Poland Days 13-14. It wasn’t love at first sight but after a few walking missions, Poland’s capital city started to grow on me. Read more

Majdanek concentration camp

Poland Day 12. Just a few kilometers from central Lublin, located between residential housing and the city cemetery, is 90 hectares of what used to be the Majdanek concentration camp. Read more

Lublin: historical charm and scars of war

Poland Day 10. Lublin was confirmed into the itinerary because it fitted into my general direction of travel and had a fascinating blend of history, good and ugly. My first afternoon there delivered on both of these fronts. Read more

Kraków finale – Old Town to Gestapo HQ

Poland Day 9. With Kraków’s size and extensive history I’m glad I planned to stay a full week. Still I was pushed for time rounding up my final to-dos which were primarily in the Old Town but also beyond it to take in another harrowing WW2 museum. Read more

Hello Zakopane, hello rain

Poland Day 8. I’d seen the mountains, now I had to see a bit of Zakopane itself. I would’ve seen more if I wasn’t such a twit. Read more

A mountainous day

Poland Day 7. Today I went south for the night to grab a short visit in Poland’s winter capital and see some mountains. Read more

The Jewish Quarter and another big mound

Poland Day 6. Another day traipsing around the city produced more fascinating finds as well as one unfortunate episode (which had a silver lining). Read more

Salt of the earth (literally)

Poland Day 5. One of the highest rated things to do here is visit the underground salt mine – so when in Rome and all that… Read more

Kraków awesomeness off the beaten path

Poland Day 4. Today I explored a suburb of Kraków called Podgórze. Not far from the Old Town on the other side of the river, it is a grittier area with an array of fascinating if at times dark features which made for a very full-on day out. Read more

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