Polska

by Julia Laporte June. 10, 2019 505 views

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.

Main square in Krakow

Main square in Krakow

Delicious local specialties on offer at the main square in Krakow

Delicious local specialties on offer at the main square in Krakow

Main square in Krakow

Main square in Krakow

The entrance to Auschwitz I

The entrance to Auschwitz I

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

The main gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The main gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Main square in Wroclaw

Main square in Wroclaw

Main square in Wroclaw

Main square in Wroclaw

My husband on the main square in Wroclaw

My husband on the main square in Wroclaw

Main square in Wroclaw

Main square in Wroclaw

Main square in Bydgoszcz

Main square in Bydgoszcz

Along the river Brda in Bydgoszcz

Along the river Brda in Bydgoszcz

My husband walking across the Sikorskiego Bridge in Wroclaw

My husband walking across the Sikorskiego Bridge in Wroclaw

My husband walking across the Sikorskiego Bridge in Wroclaw

My husband walking across the Sikorskiego Bridge in Wroclaw

My husband walking across the Sikorskiego Bridge in Wroclaw

My husband walking across the Sikorskiego Bridge in Wroclaw

Strolling through Gdansk

Strolling through Gdansk

Strolling through Gdansk

Strolling through Gdansk

My husband strolling through Gdansk

My husband strolling through Gdansk

Strolling through Gdansk

Strolling through Gdansk

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Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Beautiful series #2 has made me hungry

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Julia Laporte Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Russel. Glad I could replicate the feeling of looking at all your beautiful food posts! smile

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Heike 1 year, 10 months ago

Great set Julia! (#2 looks sooo mouthwatering!)

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Julia Laporte Replied to Heike 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Heike. It was absolutely delicious!!!

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Piotr Matura 1 year, 10 months ago

Very nice photos and trip itself! I'm from Poland and I happen to live just 80 kilometers from Kraków, which I really like. But my favourite two cities are Gdańsk and Wrocład (been here for weekend recently). I hope you enjoyed your trip and wish you good fortune on your future travels smile

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Julia Laporte Replied to Piotr Matura 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you, Piotr. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Poland and hope to be back! smile

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