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Benedictine Abby in Staniątki

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Sunday morning we started out by visiting the Benedictine Abby in Staniątki which is a village near Niepołmice. The day started out with some rain, but that did not deter us at all, as umbrellas did the job of pretecting just fine. This trip I now have had the opportunity...
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Kraków Rynek at Night

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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) I have been to the rynek (town square) in Kraków many times, but had yet to see it at night, so Gosia decided that we would goand see the night activity in Kraków. It had been a hot Saturday and the evening temperature was beautiful. Everyone was...
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Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków-Łagiewniki

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Devine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków Today is the day of visiting churches. First thing this morning after breakfast, we went to the The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków where there is a shrine designated by Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) to Saint Faustina Kowalska who is buried there. The area...
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Pszczyna

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OK, I know you are all looking at the title of this post and wondering how do you pronounce it. First Pszczyna is the name of atown, and the best way to pronounce it would be " PSHCHINA". It takes some practice, but I know you can do it! :) After...
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Next Stop - Dąbrowa Górnicza

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Friday was my day to leave Toruń and drive to Dąbrowa Górnicza. I left Toruń for what should have been about a 3 1/2 hour drive, but because of an accident that closed one lane of the road & some construction & there was a lot of traffic especially on a holiday...
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Pierogarnia & Stary Toruń

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Placemat at "Pierogarnia Stary Toruń" Our day ended with a bang! We returned to Toruń and walked to a popular restaurant here in Toruń "Peirogarnia Stary Toruń" Everyone says it has the best pierogi and after tasting them I can not disagree! MY MOUTH WAS IN HEAVEN!!! I chose to...
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Poznań Area Sights

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Animated Goats on the clock of the old Poznań town hall in Rynek I am trying to catch up on my Blog posts because it has been a busy last few days. On Monday we had a nice lazy start to the day, and went to the Rynek in Poznań...
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Poznań

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Archcatholic Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul After I finished packing up my bags, I left Wrocław early this morning and drove to Poznań. I would be meeting Piotr & Dorota Firkowski and their daughter and son, Monika & Jakub. It was about a 3 hours drive but it...
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Its Beautiful!

I am happy to share! It is a beautiful City. Today will be another day of exploration!... Read More
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Touring Wrocław

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Artistic Water Fountain in Wrocław Rynek. I started out my day by touring the area near the hotel. There is a huge roundabout nearby where 6 roads come together and Ifound some buildings with interesting architecture, In the center of the roundabout is a huge park and the trolley line...
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Off to Wrocław

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My transportation while in Poland First thing on the agenda for today was picking up my car. I had orginally reserved it to pick up at Krakow airport, but Łukasz made some phone calls and was able to arrange it so we could pick up the car at closer location...
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Zakopane - Gubałówka Mountain

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Tatry Mountains from Gubałówka Mountain Got some sleep despite the partying going on right outside the window of the Hotel, but we knew that being at a Hotel right smackdab in the middle of the town we would get some noise. We started our day with a breakfast in the...
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Tatra region

Leon, I did not see any snow, I did not go to the peaks in the Tatry this time. I just did not have enough time, but with this he... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:48
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Zakopane

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Typical Home in Zakopane Today we went to Zakopane. On the way there we drove by Będzin Castle which I have visited before, so I did manage to capture a snapshot for everyone to see. A drive to Zakopane from Kraków should only take about 1 1/2 hours but with...
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Zakopane changes

Actually Jennifer, Zakopane has changed since I was there in 2004 & 2006, but the mountains have not changed!! This is one of my ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:44
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Market

Yes Annette, I did get to the Open Air Market. It is right no the way to the Gubałówka Mountain tram. Lot of souvenirs to choose f... Read More
Thursday, 13 August 2015 05:07
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Kraków

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Wawel Castle Because we returned home late last night from Żarki and it was Sunday, everyone slept in late, except for me, I still woke up at 5:30 am. That was OK, because it gave me some time to work on my blog posts. In order to keep on blog...
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Katowice Adventures

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Silesian Insurgents' Monument in Katowice After returning home from Oświęcim we had some lunch consisting of bigos, pork roast & kopytka (small potato dumplings) (sorry no food photos.... JUST KIDDING!) and then relaxed at home to stay out of the heat of the day. On Saturday we will be going to...
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Trip to Oświęcim

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A Typical Polish Breakfast The day began with what you may find as a typical breakfast, which consisted of coffee or tea, sliced meats & cheese, bread & butter, tomatoes, a vegetable salad,and some eggs (in the photo they are deviled eggs with a dill filling). Normally they will make...
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Safely in Poland

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After a non-eventful flight I safely arrived in Poland on Thursday. My cousin Łukasz and his wife Ania met me at the airport inKrakow. We stopped to pick up their son Jakub & went to his parents home in Dąbrowa Górnicza where a wonderful meal was waiting to be consumed. his...
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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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