After we finished up our stint in Slovakia we took a train from Bratislava to Krakow, entering Poland with no specific expectations, simply curious as to how we would experience the country. From the very start, we were impressed by the country’s rich culture and engrossed in its history.
A major part of our visit to Poland was facing that tragic history and learning more about the circumstances and details of the atrocities that occurred all over the country during WWII. Visits to Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau were incredibly daunting and horrifying, but at the same time I am glad to have seen it with my own eyes. With Poland having suffered unimaginable losses in terms of human lives and their entire way of life before the war, our days combing through its history has definitely left a lasting impression.
Traveling by road, we visited many different towns and cities, each having its own charm and character. From North to South, the towns have similar traits, share architectural influences and yet they each have such a different feel to them. To me personally, both Gdańsk and Krakow stand out as unique and wonderful cities well worth visiting with many historical sights as well as amazing and engaging museums you could get lost in for hours.