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Guest Post: Torun – Where Astronomy Began
Mar 31

Guest Post: Torun – Where Astronomy Began
By Dave and Vicky

The following is a guest post by Anna from Anna Everywhere. I have to admit that when I got the opportunity to study in Torun I felt scared and wondered whether or not I would like it because I spent most of my life living in…

Poland Wrap Up $35 Per Day
Nov 23

Poland Wrap Up $35 Per Day
By Vicky

We spent 13 days in Poland. Here is a collection of our impressions, travel tips, and the cost break down. Schedule Krakow 2 days We only got to spend 2 days in Krakow but would have happily spend an extra 1 or 2 days there….

Beaches and Sand Dunes in Poland
Nov 14

Beaches and Sand Dunes in Poland
By Vicky

  Who knew Poland had beaches? Not us. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived in Gdynia and made our way over to the water. With a large stretch of golden sand, sparkling blue water, and shady cafes and bars by the boardwalk, this didn’t…

Learning about Solidarność in Gdansk
Nov 9

Learning about Solidarność in Gdansk
By Vicky

Gdansk is a beautiful Polish city right on the Baltic Sea. Records of the town go all the way back to 999 and the area has changed hands many times of the years. In 1457 Gdansk (then known as Danzig) was granted autonomy within the Kingdom…

A Sunday In Warsaw
Nov 4

A Sunday In Warsaw
By Vicky

I didn’t know what to expect from Warsaw. The name itself (at least the English name) sounds kind of harsh and uninviting. On an unrelated note why do other languages change the names of cities? The Polish pronunciation of Warsaw is Varshava – a significantly more…

Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Oct 30

Auschwitz Concentration Camp
By Vicky

Auschwitz concentration camp is a site that is incredibly painful and difficult to visit. I do believe it is important to visit sites like these in order to remember the atrocities that were committed and to really walk through the grounds themselves and feel the…