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80 Years Ago Today–A Dark Day in History

On September 17, 1939, Poland’s fate and freedom were sealed. While Germany invaded on September 1st, it was the Soviet Invasion on the 17th that sealed Poland’s fate. Stalin and Hitler had one goal–to wipe Poland off the face of … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 04

Well, the wedding is over, and in a later post I’ll explain why we went to bed at 2:30, well before the party ended about 4 AM, and why I got up about 10 AM this morning. But once we … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 13

Today was our last full day in Poland, but we made the most of it with a full day in Poland’s largest city and its capital, Warszawa (Warsaw). In the course of the day, we logged nearly 9 miles of … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 12

Today we left Kraków and headed to our vacation’s starting point, Warsaw. It’d rained overnight in Kraków, though stopped about the time we were ready to leave. The trip to Warsaw was uneventful, mostly on good roads, expressway, but a … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 11

We had a full day to spend in Kraków, and we made the most of it. Kraków is, and remains, my favorite city in the world [though I will admit that Gdańsk is a very close second now, too]. We … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 10

Our time in Poland is winding down, but in some ways, we’ve saved the best for the last, because today we headed to my favorite city, Kraków. But, it was not our first stop after leaving Zakopane about 9 AM. … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 09

Another fun day in Poland. Though I wrote that there were some highs yesterday, today we got really high—literally. We started the day with coffee and breakfast in our apartment, but our breakfast was a shared pączek. It was so, … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 08

This was a day filled with high highs, and low lows.  We started the day with breakfast at our hotel in Katowice—and a very nice breakfast at that. But then we got on the road early to our first destination. … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 07

We began the day at our hotel in Gniezno with a nice breakfast. And soon enough, it was time to get on the road. Our first objective was Jasna Góra, which turned out to be a good 4+ hour drive. … Continue reading

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Poland 2019 — Day 06

Day six started innocuously enough—another fine Polish breakfast at our hotel. Bot soon we were on the road to the first of our objectives for the day, the city of Bydgoszcz. Why Bydgoszcz? Why not—I’d never been there. It’s a … Continue reading

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