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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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Toruń to Bydgoszcz

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Brama Mostowa (Bridge Gate) Toruń We were up bright and early this morning to first go to the airport in Bydgoszcz & pick up my rental car. I do not like to be driving right after arriving in Poland because jetlag makes you so tired & it is not really...
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Gingerbread (Pierniki) Museum in Toruń

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Gingerbread ready for the oven Toruń is famous around the world for its Pierniki (Gingerbread), and it would almost be a sin not to take advantage of this delicious treat by not buying some for yourself or to take home as souveniers & share with family and friends. I have...
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The Interactive Science Center in Torun.

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With a chance of rain today we opted for some inside activities and decided to go to the "Centrum Nowoczesności" an interactive science center made for kids, but us grownups had just as much fun or more than the kids did. This science center is in an old mill building which...
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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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Barbarka Memorial & St. Barbara Chapel & Park

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Memorial for those that died The next stop we made after seeing Bierzgłowski Castle was to Barbarka Memorial. This place is to remember those that were killed during WWII in mass executions. The area contains many mass graves of about 1000 people. Many people that lost their lives here have been...
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Bierzgłowski Castle

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After I took some time in the morning to do a little bit of work, it was time to do some more touring in the afternoon. Our first stop was Bierzgłowski Castle, which is between Bydgoszcz & Toruń. Bierzgłowski Castle was built by the Teutonic Knights in about 1260 and is one...
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Veronica, I am happy to hear you are enjoying reading about my adventures. As I will be here until September 7th, I will continue ... Read More
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Happy to hear you enjoy them Mark! More to come!
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Motorcycle Races in Toruń

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This post may not be genealogy related, but it does share something about the interests of people in Poland. Motorcycle racing has become a very popular sport in Poland where teams from various cities in Poland compete and peopel are VERY loyal to their teams. My cousin Adam is no...
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Teutonic Knights in Toruń

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I was very lucky that I was in Toruń today because there is an event here that only happens once each year. It is a reenactment with the Teutonic knights and the battle for the castle. The Teutonic Knights treated the people poorly, destroying their property and killing people. The knights...
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50th Wedding Anniversary for my Father's First Cousin

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Pork cutlet, potatoes, coleslaw & cucumber salad In 2011 I was honored to be able to attend the wedding of my second cousin and this year I was able to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary with my father's first cousin - Barbara (Basia), who he & I first met in...
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At the "Cukiernia" in Toruń

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Cakes & Tortes in the Cukiernia (Bakery) We were up and about a little earlier this morning as we needed to go to the bakery to pick up a cake for the 50th Wedding Anniversary for the first cousin of my father later in the afternoon. In Poland the name...
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Relaxing Day in Toruń

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BREAKFAST! After the long flight, jetlag is your worst enemy. Your body is not sure what to do when there is a big time difference. I had been awake for about 30 hours as I found myself unable to sleep on the plane. I did manage to catch about 1...
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First Day in Toruń

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So, here I am in Toruń again. My relatives live in one of the historic buildings in the Rynek so I am right where everyone likes to see. Friday afternoon we did some shopping to get some suppplies. Here are a few scenes around old town in Toruń. The clock in Toruń...
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Poland Visit 2016

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Airport in Bydgoszcz, Poland It has only been one year since my last visit to Poland, but I had the opportunity to travel here again because of some genealogy research that need to be done in Maków Podhalański. I am taking the opportunity to also visit with family again. As...
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Research & Travel in Poland 2016

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I will be traveling to Poland again this year. This trip will be a combination of work and fun as I have a client that needs research done in Poland. Since I was in Poland last year, I will again have the opportunity to also visit with family. This is...
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Old Town in Toruń, Poland

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Toruń Old Town After my visit to Grudziadz, I made my way that evening to Toruń to stay with my 2nd cousin and his family. I have been to Toruń a number of times now, but it is one of my favorite places in Poland. The next day we took a drive...
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Visit to Grudziądz, Poland

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It has been a while since I have posted about my trip to Poland in August of 2015. With little time to continue blogging while I was in Poland, I opted to continue writing about it after my return. I will continue to write posts over the year. I left my...
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