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Mar 03 2015

Getting Around Poland: A Practical Guide

I’ve spent the past two weeks travelling around Poland without a car.  As usual, I used different modes of transport to get around, and I thought it would be useful to share my experience just in case you are thinking of doing something similar.  It’s always good to know what your options are if you …

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Feb 27 2015

The Unrecognized Ones in Poznan

Someone from the local tourist information office told me that I should visit Park Cytadela while I was in Poznan, so when I saw a sign for it on my way back from Cathedral Island, I decided to continue walking and take a look at it.  When I arrived, I wasn’t sure where to go, …

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Feb 24 2015

Sand Dunes, Lakes, & the Baltic Sea

For my two-week whirlwind journey around Poland, or part of it, I didn’t really know where to go or what to expect. To be honest, I was expecting to see some nice places, but for some reason I wasn’t expecting to find anything particularly spectacular.   I don’t know why, but I couldn’t have been …

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Feb 20 2015

Malbork Castle

Why and how on earth did I end up at yet another castle?  Well, I promised one of my students that I would visit Malbork Castle.  Then, after reading about it, and passing it on the train from Warsaw to Gdansk, I felt I had to go.  Anyway, I seem to have written so much about …

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Feb 17 2015

Canterbury: Things to See and Do

I had wanted to visit Canterbury for such a long time, but somehow it never happened until last year when I was finally able to tick it off my list.  It’s so close to London that I didn’t have an excuse for not going.  You know what it’s like, though, you visit far-flung destinations, and …

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Feb 13 2015

Fat Thursday and Doughnuts

One of the great things about being an expat is that you learn a lot about the traditions of the country in which you are living.  I’ve learned so much already in the four months I’ve been here.  One is that Christmas goes on forever.  Okay, so I’m exaggerating a bit, but not much.  Christmas …

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