AUTHENTIC POLISH FOOD IN A LITTLE VILLAGE NEXT TO KRAKÒW

Visiting the little city Wieliczka can be done as a (half-)day-trip from Kraków which is only 10 kilometers far away. Why are tourists coming here? Wieliczka is domicile of one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines and belongs to UNESCO world cultural heritage. I visited the salt mine, which at its deepest point has…

TWO NIGHTS IN KRAKÒW

After I visited the Concentration Camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau I took the bus to Kraków which was only a 1,5 hour ride. Stepping out of the bus, we entered a warm and sunny Kraków and quickly spotted the Wisła, in English Vistula, the longest and largest river in whole Poland.    Kraków is one of the…

HILL OF 3 (!) CROSSES

Lithuania is very famous for its Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai in the North of Lithuania; but this one should not be mixed up with the Hill of 3 (!) Crosses in Vilnius‘ Kalnai Park which I visited a while ago when it was still ice-cold. Legends holds that seven Franciscan friars were beheaded in the…

TIME FOR HASHTAGS

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TRADITIONAL BAKERY SHOP

Name: Rugelis Where? – Pylimo Gatve 5 in Vilnius Old Town Audience: Mixed, but strikingly many older people, most just take something Food and Beverage: High diversity of special cookies and cakes, a lot of traditional sweet food, pies, Barista Coffee Machine, cold soft drinks, bread, bread rolls Finally, after having searched quite a long time for good…

AUSCHWITZ II: BIRKENAU

Some three kilometers distant from so-called Auschwitz I – main camp – the second camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Polish: Brzezinka), is situated. It was built in 1941 in the city Brzezinka from which the name of the camp is derived and which was annexed by the Germans after they have occupied Poland. Before the camp was built, the…

CONCENTRATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ I: NAZI TERROR IN THE MAIN CAMP

»Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it« is written in one of the walls of the several brick buildings in the former concentration camp Auschwitz (or in Polish language: Oświęcim) in the south of Poland, one hour bus-ride distant from Krakau. It is a very frequently cited quote from George Santayana…

FALAFEL IN VILNIUS

Name: ZATAR Falafel & Hummus Where? – Vokiečių gatve 9 (next to Town Hall) Audience: Many Single visitors, young, students, pairs Food and Beverage: A big menu of vegetarian dishes (Falafel), coffee, cold drinks, cake, smoothies Guys, I was just overwhelmed by this beautiful place which I am not sure to call restaurant or café. Wonderfully…

HIKING VIBES IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF VILNIUS: PAUPIO TAKAS

Situated in Valakupiai, an outskirt region of northern Vilnius next to my university – the European Humanities University – there lies a hiking path called Paupio Takas. I had a long lunch break (the best in my life) and decided to go for a walk with a friend due to the nice sun that was…