Category Archives: Poland

Plucky Bydgoszcz

So now I’m clueing you into my new travel dilemma. (And aren’t I the lucky one to have this at the top of my list?) I’m looking to find and explore cities in Europe that 1.) are not tourist Disneylands … Continue reading

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Searching for Szczecin

Indeed it’s been a while since I’ve set out to explore a new part of the world (or at least, new to me). So when T and I had a few days free recently, we made a wild impetuous decision … Continue reading

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A Peek at Poznań

It’s been a while since I have headed off to explore a new city so when my dear Polish friend M from Batumi days suggested we meet up for the weekend in Poznań, a city located basically smack dab between … Continue reading

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Liminal Lublin

“Liminal,” according to the online Free Dictionary, is “intermediate between two states, conditions, or regions; transitional or indeterminate.” This is a perfect reflection for me of the lovely little town of Lublin in southeastern Poland. Over its history it has … Continue reading

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Kraków (KRA-koof) rocks

I’d heard for many years that I should see Krakow “soon, before it’s ruined.” Well, maybe I got there in time, or maybe I didn’t, but I’m here to say Krakow is not ruined and it will (inshallah) never be. … Continue reading

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The Crows of Majdanek (The Fifth Poland)

There is, of course, a fifth Poland, and that is Jewish Poland, past and present. The past saw Poland homing the largest number of Jews in Europe, some three million or so, roughly ten percent of the estimated pre-war population … Continue reading

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Time out of mind…

Okay, this is MY blog, I can do what I want, right? So I’m going to write a blog entry OUT OF CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.  Now this really offends my personal sense of story and sequence, but viewed in the light … Continue reading

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