Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poland the Beautiful

We always expected to make it Poland last time we were in Europe. It was right next door and we traveled as far as Istanbul...but somehow, it was not to be.

We returned to the US in 2008 never having been and thinking we might never reach it. Having returned to Berlin, we sought to correct that error and were in Poland within a month of arriving back in Europe.

IT WAS GORGEOUS. This simply cannot be overstated. We had worries, but the people, unbelievable prices, glorious food, and amazing after amazing experience won us over completely. The History! The Beauty! The Food! Simply loved it.

We did the touristy things like:

the square

the eating

the castle

...and of course the drinking.

What may have been the most impressive is the continual feeling of a proud history. The Polish have a lot to be admired. Despite the rough shake they have been dealt multiple times, the people of Poland, and especially Krakow, appeared to have an enviable future. I can't wait to go back. And eat. And party. And love Poland a little more.

For lots more pics of the lovely, and some of the really seriously sad (Auschwitz), check out


~ cheryl said...

Thanx for the glimpse of Poland thru your eyes - Dad and I looked at your photos today and were amazed at the stark beauty of your shots.

Anonymous said...

If you go back to Krakow, Lanckorona makes for an interesting day trip. A few photos from November 2008 here.

Unknown said...

Lovely pic Doug! We loved our visit & I would love to see more of Poland. Thanks for the suggestion.

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