A Day Exploring Prague

I visited Prague in June 2016. My first full day in Prague started with a walk to the hotel that served breakfasts for the apartment, about a block away. I don't normally add breakfast to a booking but this one was cheap and it was well worth it with a generous buffet. I didn't have... Continue Reading →

A First Look at Prague

I visited Prague in June 2016. With my time in Krakow, and Poland, coming to an end it was time to farewell my travel buddy who was returning to Australia and get myself onto a bus to start my trip to Prague. I was travelling with Leo Express, a private Czech based company that runs... Continue Reading →

Krakow – Old Town and Castle

I visited Krakow in June 2016. When we got back to Krakow from Auschwitz we were quite exhausted but keen not to waste an evening and we really needed a lift after that full on day. So we cleaned ourselves up and headed back to the Old Town. Poland is known for its flavored vodkas... Continue Reading →

A Day at Auschwitz

I visited Krakow in June 2016. OK. Deep Breath. This was a tough day. I'm not going to include as many photos as usual out of respect. I read Elli as a teenager. From memory it was a year 12 book, which meant I read it several times and wrote essays about it. It stayed... Continue Reading →

First Night in Krakow

I visited Krakow in June 2016. Krakow was to be a different kind of trip for me. I wasn't alone. I met a friend there, from my hometown, who had been at a conference in Prague. We both had a keen interest in Holocaust history, having both read Elli as teenagers and when we realised... Continue Reading →

A Few Hours in Warsaw

I visited Warsaw in June 2016. After Berlin my next destination was Krakow, Poland. To get there involved taking a train to Warsaw and then another to Krakow. Not being someone to ignore an opportunity I booked my trains so as to have a 5 hour stop over in Warsaw. My research told me the... Continue Reading →

Berlin Day 3

I visited Berlin in June 2016. My third day was another big day. On my list of things I wanted to see was the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz. It was the location for the meeting where the leaders of Germany confirmed the 'final solution', the plan to exterminate the Jewish race. I had watched the movie... Continue Reading →

Berlin Day 2

I visited Berlin in June 2016. I woke early day 2 and decided to revisit many of the sites I had walked past the night before, this time in friendlier light with less crowds to get some better photos. Brandenburg Gate. Holocaust Memorial. Hitler's bunker. Gendarmenmarkt. Reflections in the Spree. Berliner Dom. St Marienkirche and... Continue Reading →

Berlin Day 1

I visited Berlin in June 2016. Berlin has the most interesting history, both World War II and Cold War. I had read a lot before I visited and had a few things I definitely wanted to tick off. With only three nights I bypassed a lot of the main sites and focused on my particular... Continue Reading →

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