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My Stay at the Hotel Ibis Centrum, Krakow, Poland

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It is always an emotional return for me to cities I backpacked through before I started my new life in Poland. As a tourist, I visited Poland 4 times before moving here in 2016. One of those trips saw a …

World Borders: How to Get from Poland to Ukraine (Krakow to Lviv Night Train)

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It was another border crossing on this wacky journey for me recently as I decided on a night train to head from Poland to the Ukraine. I had been staying at the Mosquito Hostel in the city of Krakow and …

Day Tour of Nazi Concentration Camps with Mosquito Hostel in Krakow, Poland: Part 2 - Touring Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp

Day Tour of Nazi Concentration Camps with Mosquito Hostel in Krakow, Poland: Part 2 – Touring Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp

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It was one of those travel days with a more dark and sombre tone. Certainly not the type of place to take selfies at and feel completely happy about. But if you read the first part of my day tour …

Backpacking in Poland: Top 5 Sights in Jewish Krakow

Backpacking in Poland: Top 5 Sights in Krakow’s Jewish Quarter

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When I arrived in the city of Krakow in Poland, it was time to delve into some Jewish history. Yes, I have spent a hat-trick of weeks backpacking through Israel and Palestine, but here, Jewish history is a huge thing, …

Day Tour of Auschwitz in Poland Part 1: Touring Auschwitz I

Day Tour of Nazi Concentration Camps with Mosquito Hostel in Krakow, Poland: Part 1 – Touring Auschwitz I

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“Arbeit Macht Frei” – Nazi German motto, taken from Lorenz Diefenbach. Before I get down to the business of writing about my tour to Auschwitz, it’s important to note that some people, including followers of my blog do not agree …

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the Highly Rated Mosquito Hostel in Krakow

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Krakow is an old school backpacker’s trail hang out. Most overland backpackers and inter-railers end up here on their journeys around Europe, it’s such a cliched stop over, some North Americans even think it’s the capital city. Some travellers make …