After four exciting and densely packed days in Krakow, I had arrived at the luxurious 5-star Hyatt Regency Hotel in Warsaw, which has a great …
Exploring Krakow: A Visit to Nowa Huta, the Slowacki Theatre and St. Mary’s Basilica
My time in Krakow was quickly coming to an end, but before my afternoon train to Warsaw I still wanted to get to know some …
Poland Travel: A Visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Fortunately, after my visit to Auschwitz, the second half of the afternoon of May 8, 2012 was focused on a much more pleasant destination: the …
Poland Travel: A Visit to Auschwitz
May 8, 2012 was a tough day: my program in the morning and early afternoon was a visit to Auschwitz, the most notorious and brutal …
Krakow, Poland: Exploring Kazimierz and Tyniec
After our May 7, 2012 visit to the Oscar Schindler Factory, my expert guide Monica and I crossed the Vistula River and walked into Kazimierz, …
Krakow, Poland: The Oscar Schindler Factory
The second stop on our walking tour of Krakow, Poland, was the Schindler Factory, the actual factory owned by Oscar Schindler who saved over 1,200 Jewish lives in his enamelware and ammunition factory during WWII.
Krakow, Poland: A Visit to the Krakow Ghetto
The Krakow Ghetto was created by the Nazis in March of 1941 and all Jewish inhabitants of the city were forced to relocate into the ghetto. 15,000 people were crowded together in a part of town that originally had only 3,000 residents.
Krakow Travel: Blonia Meadow, Kosciuszko Mound and Main Market Square
In the afternoon of May 6, 2012, my Krakow travel adventures continued. After seeing some of the main sights, local bicycle guide Monica took me outside the city centre, past the huge Błonia meadow to the Kosciuszko Mound.
Krakow Travel: Old Town Krakow and the Main Market Square
On a gorgeous May 6, 2012, my Krakow travel explorations by bicycle continued. Following our visit to the Royal Castle, my knowledgeable bicycle guide Monica and I continued our ride through Krakow’s Old Town.
Krakow, Poland: A Visit to Wawel Hill and the Royal Castle
Krakow, Poland, has been a dream destination of mine for a long time. There is a mysterious charm to some places in Eastern Europe and after having visited Prague and Budapest in recent years, I needed to expand my horizons and visit Poland as well.