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Aug212018

Tour of Auschwitz slideshow video

Last month we visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Oswiecim, Poland. I posted a review of the miserable tour experience a few days later when we were in Krakow. Auschwitz-Birkenau tour in photos (August 2, 2018). Over the past few days I put together a 12:20 minute slideshow video and posted the…

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Aug022018

Auschwitz-Birkenau tour in photos

This article focuses on visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau from my tourist perspective in terms of entry tickets, getting to Oswiecim, Poland and getting around the camps. Keep in mind that my criticism of how our tour went in no way diminishes my solemn respect for this sacred place. Our tour experience was miserable. The daytime late July…

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Jul302018

Towering over Old Krakow, Poland

Krakow was the capital city of the Kingdom of Poland from 1069 to 1596, when King Sigismund III Vasa moved the royal court to Warsaw and that city became the capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Unlike Warsaw, devastated by World War II, Krakow came through World War II minimally damaged. The Nazi government established Krakow as its…

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Jul102018

Pack a helmet for Best Western Plus Old Town Krakow

Best Western Plus Old Town Krakow, Poland is a great location for easy access to Krakow Old Town shops, bars and restaurants, Wawel Castle, the riverfront and Kazimierz, the city’s other main entertainment district and historic Jewish area for centuries until WWII. Best Western Krakow Old Town was priced at 20,000 points for an upgraded…

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