On this day, two years ago, I arrived in Poland for my very first time. I was on a tour. We flew into Warsaw, then to Gdansk where we spent two nights. It was the beginning of a wonderful and eventful trip. I wrote about that first day here: https://poland.leonkonieczny.com/blog/?p=50, and about subsequent days. It was truly a remarkable experience. I will never forget the feeling of landing in the airport and then walking on the ground of the country of my ancestors. It still brings tears to my eyes to recall that marvelous journey. The next 15 days were very busy, we say a lot of Poland in a short time, many of the highlights, but certainly not all. And it only served to whet my appetite for more.
One of the most amazing things was meeting my cousins from Gdansk. And last year, one year ago today, I was just arriving back in Gdansk with my cousins after an amazing trip primarily through Ukraine where we say more family, among other things. But it all started with that first trip that started one year ago today. I will never forget it, as long as I live…..