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Jun 09 2015

Hiking from Gora Chelm: Some Valuable Lessons Learned

Hiking from Gora Chelm

Thursday last week was a national holiday in Poland.  That meant I had a day off – yay!  The thing is, it was one day midweek, so I couldn’t stray too far.  For that reason, I decided it was time to explore the area around me.  I live in a small town called Myslenice about …

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Jun 05 2015

An Underground Medieval Town in Olkusz

During my short visit to Olkusz, I came across this in the market square.  This entrance is covered in glass, hence the poor quality of the photo on a bright, sunny day.  Nonetheless, I have decided to use it because, after doing a bit of research, I discovered it has an interesting story that I’d like …

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Jun 02 2015

When Independent Travel Doesn’t Go to Plan

Things don’t always go to plan, especially when you don’t have a plan.  Err… that makes sense!  Well, I sort of had a plan, just not a concrete one. Plan I wanted to go to the desert near Krakow.  It has been on my list of things to do for a while.  So, when I finished …

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May 29 2015

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Poland’s First Calvary

While I was in Wadowice last weekend, a local told me to visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.  The thing is, she didn’t say it once, she said it a couple of times.  I took that as a big enough hint, so I decided to check it out for myself.  I find that recommendations from locals are always …

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May 22 2015

The Stone Book Legend in the Pieniny Mountains

Last weekend, while I was in Szczawnica, I went hiking in the Pieniny Mountains. At the beginning of the trail, I saw this rather interesting, layered rock.  Due to my limited grasp of the Polish language, I was lucky to be with a local who was able to translate the text on the information board for me. …

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May 19 2015

Discovering Szczawnica

I hadn’t heard of Szczawica until I used BlaBla Car (a car sharing website) from Wroclaw back to Krakow. The driver and her partner came from there.  They showed me some pics and told me I should go, so I did. This has been the most difficult place for me to pronounce.  It’s something like Sh-ch-v-neat-sa, but …

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