Night Train to Bratislava!

Originally published 12 May 2012. So, we don’t really use trains very much in the States. Where I grew up, trains were Thomas the Tank Engine and something people used in the 1800s to get across the country—not something people use as an alternative to driving or flying! I’ve ridden trains before in Japan andContinue reading “Night Train to Bratislava!”

Schindler’s Factory and Polish Cookin’

Originally published on 10 May 2012. Well, if I didn’t get enough touring in yesterday, I needed to go to the Schindler’s Factory Museum. But first, breakfast time! I went to this place called Coffee Heaven, which sounds like a wonderful, magical place, but it’s totally not! I got scolded for trying to take aContinue reading “Schindler’s Factory and Polish Cookin’”

Krakow’s Jewish Ghetto Tour

Originally published on 9 May 2012. There was an hour or so for a break between the Krakow City Tour and the Jewish History Tour, which I spent just walking around and exploring–and getting lost and meeting a cute American who’s studying here to be a doctor who kindly brought me back to the square!–thenContinue reading “Krakow’s Jewish Ghetto Tour”

Krakow History Tour!

Originally published on 9 May 2012. The fun is only beginning! The company is Free Walking Tours Krakow, and the guides are licensed, local experts. I feel confident calling them experts because they’ve all had to take a rigorous 8-month course all about the historical significance of Poland, the politics of the country, and just allContinue reading “Krakow History Tour!”

Tour of Warsaw

Originally published on 6 May 2012. Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Here’s the first post from a life-changing trip through Poland, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. Why did it change my life? I met my husband on this trip! Our second wedding anniversary is coming up, as well as the fourth anniversary of our first meeting, soContinue reading “Tour of Warsaw”