Category Archives: Poland

Best Things To Do in Wroclaw

Wrocław, pronounced “Rotes – slav”, is a beautiful Polish medieval city with a vibrant cultural scene. Looking at the restored buildings in the historic center one can imagine what life may have been like four or five hundred years ago, while sipping a nice Starbucks café latte macchiato! The view from this café is incredible and, […]

A Shopping Weekend To the Polish Pottery Capital Of The World

Looking for that perfect European souvenir? Polish pottery is it. Everyone loves the traditional blue and white Polish pottery patterns that adorn everything you could need in your kitchen. Click here to read our guide. Polish pottery mugs | Polish pottery dinnerware | Polish ceramics | Boleslawiec Polish pottery

Living in Germany, even though I have lots of opportunity, I don’t often go on shopping trips. It’s just not in my genes, but there are some products that you just can’t say no to and I would definitely put Polish pottery into that category. I usually prefer touring to shopping, but I do love […]

Wieliczha Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

On a hot summer day, one of the best things you can do is just go underground.  That’s what Jim and I decided to do the last time we were in Krakow.  Part of the greater Krakow area, Wieliczka Salt Mine is an easy walk from the train station, so we headed in. Not only do […]

Tips, Tricks, and Tales of Travel By Train in Eastern Europe

Train Travel Eastern Europe

When our Eurail passes arrived in the mail in early June I thought, “We have plenty of time to plan this trip.” There was vague, nebulous idea that we would ride trains and see as much of Eastern Europe as possible. We knew we would visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as we could and that […]

Adventurous Train Travel in Eastern Europe

Train Travel Eastern Europe

Our Epic Train Journey Through Eastern Europe “Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories.” Paul Theroux Walking from our front door to the train station in our little town of Weiden, Germany, […]

A Weekend in Krakow

Weekend in Krakow Poland

Krakow’s Top Five in Two Days or Less? Our location in Germany lets us travel to some pretty cool places during long weekends or one of our extended vacation times; but sometimes we like to just get away for a weekend to meet up with friends or family as they travel through our neck of the […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Peace Churches of Jawor and Świdnica

Peace Church Poland

Quirky Heritage Sites:  Jawor and Świdnica  Thankfully we drove up to Poland as public transportation is slow and definitely doesn’t get you to every possible destination. The country is huge, and we were only visiting a small part on the far western side of it. The Peace churches were a must-see stop for us. I […]

Wroclaw – The Best City to Take Kids in Europe

For all parents that want to experience a really fun couple of days in a city, and for free, Wrocław is the place to go. We’ve all wanted our children, our students, our friends’ kids to enjoy the places we’ve brought them to; and, well, they sometimes just don’t. It’s exasperating and frustrating. Why can’t […]

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