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Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Last night before I went to bed, I happened to glace at our wall calendar in the kitchen. There, in tiny letters, I saw the words “Holocaust Memorial Day” on today’s square. I have never heard of this, have you? Apparently, it was first marked in the UK in 2001 to remember the victims of […]

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Krakow, Poland: A little bit of old and new

Finally, here are some more photos from our trip to Krakow, Poland last October. My terrible computer woes are all better now. Yay! If you are interested, my other Poland posts include:  We’re back from Poland But Why Poland? Poland: Wieleczka Salt Mines And other posts containing photos of Krakow: Monday Ramblings Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Morning Cup […]

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Poland: Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka)

Poland: Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka)

We were lucky with the weather during our time in Poland. It only rained once! And happily for us, it was the day we decided to visit the salt mines. What better place to spend a cold, drippy day?     “The Salt Mine Wieliczka is the oldest salt enterprise on Polish land dating back to the […]

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But why POLAND?

But why POLAND?

That’s the unasked question we saw in people’s eyes when we told them that we would be going to Krakow over the October break. I am sure they were dying to ask, why not Italy? Greece? Spain? Someplace warm? The answer is simply Krakow is just one of those places that my husband really wanted […]

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Morning cup of coffee

An ancient-looking macchinetta or stove top espresso maker in our Krakow flat. Have you ever used one of these stove top espresso makers? Our flat provided us with this macchinetta and a French coffee press. Since I had never used a stove top maker before, I thought I’d give it a try. It makes delicious, full-bodied […]

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Seven Things About Me

Before we left for Poland, Emm tagged me with the Seven Things meme. Because I really need to catch up on a few things before I indulge in a long post, I think today is as good a day as any to complete this meme.   I am a little shy. I also tend to be a little […]

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We’re back from Poland

Old Town Krakow, Poland. Another whirlwind trip–so many things to see, too short a time to really take it all in.  I know I have a lot of travel posts to catch up on: Paris, Salzburg, more Munich, and now Krakow. I hope to finish up with all of them before we leave for Texas […]

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