I hope you will enjoy learning about my travels and become inspired to plan your own adventures. I am looking forward to adding lots of travel tips and ideas, and in the meantime, you can read my journals and view galleries of the trips I’ve taken. Please feel free to leave comments so I know you’ve visited, and click the “Follow me” button above if you want to be notified when I post new content. Thanks, and bon voyage!

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Recent Posts

Random Krakow

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Planty The Old Town of Krakow used to be surrounded by a wall, and that wall used to be surrounded by a moat. In the early 19th century they tore down most of... READ MORE


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I have very little to say about my visit to Auschwitz‐Birkenau. I took only the one photo, at the entrance to Auschwitz II‐Birkenau. What kind of monsters can perpetrate crimes of such enormity,... READ MORE

Not the next Prague

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Of all the Eastern European cities laying claim to the boast, “the next Prague,” Krakow is for real. So writes Rick Steves in his Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk guidebook. What a crock! First, this... READ MORE

Warsaw Wrap‐up

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I was trying to pick a representative photo for the “featured image” of this post, and I settled on the Palace of Science and Culture, perhaps the ugliest building I’ve ever see. Built... READ MORE

First day in Warsaw

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I have to confess, as I was getting toward the end of my visit to Berlin, I was starting to have doubts about having planned a four‐week trip. I found myself getting worn... READ MORE

Berlin Retrospective

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It’s Sunday, April 14. I’m currently on a train from Berlin to Warsaw. We just departed, and the journey will be over six hours, so I have plenty of time to make up... READ MORE