Tag Archives: Poland

Gdansk – The Cuisine

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Polish cuisine. I’m surprised there a many Poles left to be honest. You’ll notice the distinct lack of green things. The Pierogi are a bit like Cornish pasties, these being the baked variety, but you get steamed ones too which are more like dumplings. The Lody, or ice creams, are particularly dense and plentiful. We did a Tandoori meet feast,… Read more »

Gdansk – The City

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Just back from a weekend away with Dave & Mark for a little rest, relaxation, and unhealthy living. A return visit to Gdansk for the boys, but this was my first, and very enjoyable too. The old town is very compact, a combination of elegant streets with Dutch and Baroque influences, and waterfront. It’s entirely pedestrianised, so a joy to… Read more »

A Cracking Trip to Kraków

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Back home again after the tip to Kraków in Poland, and a good time was had by all. Perhaps more restrained on the alcohol consumption (at least for me, but I think the others too) than previous trips, but a great mellow atmosphere, and after travelling and being away from friends for 4 months, it was a pleasure to be… Read more »

The Death Camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau

Words are inadequate to describe the events that took place at Auschwitz and Birkenau during World War II. Being there is probably the only way to take it in, but expect it to leave many questions of how and why. There is one observation that I’ll make, which is that in certain places on the sites, it doesn’t feel right… Read more »

Up at the Kraków of Dawn

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Another day, another country. I may have got back home after the grand Motorhome adventure, but after only 36 hours at home, I’m up at 3am for the drive to Bristol, and the flight to take myself and 5 chums to Kraków for a 4 day cultural visit (or drinking, whichever seems easier). Flight was on time and straightforward, and… Read more »