Archive for April, 2017

Day Trip to Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Icon Written by Fred Hart on April 22, 2017 – 22:32

We left the apartment after breakfast this morning to go to the coach park, our pickup point for today’s day trip. The trip today would take is in to the mountains. We travelled by minibus with 2 Canadians, and American and a Belgian, as well as our guide who was very informative. He spoke about […]

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Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Icon Written by Fred Hart on April 21, 2017 – 21:30

The name of the camp Auschwitz-Birkenau is made up of the German names for the nearest villages: Oświęcim (Auschwitz) and Brzezinka (Birkenau).

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Poland: Exploring Kraków

Icon Written by Fred Hart on April 20, 2017 – 20:44

My second foreign trip of the year is under way. After a 3.15 departure from Cirencester and 7.00 flight from Bristol, my sister and I arrived in Kraków at lunchtime. The second largest city in Poland, Kraków was the capital of the Polish Kingdom for over 500 years. Today it remains the capital of the […]

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Rheinland Road Trip: May 2017

Icon Written by Fred Hart on April 17, 2017 – 10:57

After several test runs – driving to Belgium and to the Netherlands – I really am going long distance now and I hope this will be the start of many years of motoring around Germany, trying to visit as many areas as possible.