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Mar 06 2015

Amazing Polish Women: International Women’s Day

I’ve been living in Poland since October, and I’ve come across three statues that commemorate women, so I thought this would be a good way to celebrate International Women’s Day, which is this Sunday, 8th March.  Because of that, you get three photos for this week’s Foto Friday as opposed to one. Elzbieta Zawacka As I was wandering around Torun, …

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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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