Hotel Review: My Emotional Return to Kraków and My Cosy Stay at the Ibis Kraków Centrum

Hotel Review: My Emotional Return to Kraków and My Cosy Stay at the Ibis Kraków Centrum

“Dry your eyes mate” – Mike Skinner. 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. One of those trips saw a train journey to the popular city of Kraków. At the Read more about Hotel Review: My Emotional Return to Kraków and My Cosy Stay at the Ibis Kraków Centrum[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Birkenau German Nazi Concentration Camp

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Birkenau Auschwitz II German Death Camp

In my Nigdy Więcej Wojny series, I cover my stories from Poland’s horrific past. Sadly, these German Death Camps are real. Germans really came here to overwork, maim and kill Polish people. It is just so sad. On my first visit to Krakow in 2015, this was one of those travel days with a more Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Birkenau Auschwitz II German Death Camp[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Krakow's Jewish Quarter

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Kazimierz, Krakow’s Jewish Quarter

Krakow is a tourist haven, a backpacker’s stop off point and a sombre former capital of Poland. While my love for Poland is hopefully clear by now, Krakow will take some “cracking” with me. I have been twice, but not been as inspired by this city as any of the other places in Poland I Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Touring Kazimierz, Krakow’s Jewish Quarter[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Auschwitz German Death Camp

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Auschwitz German Death Camp

“Arbeit Macht Frei” – German motto, taken from Lorenz Diefenbach. (the old lie, German bull*hit – “work brings freedom”) German Death Camps in Poland. Ouch, horrible places, but I cover them on here. Before I get down to the business of writing about my tour to Auschwitz German Death Camp, it’s important to note that Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Auschwitz German Death Camp[…]

Hostel Review: Staying at the Famous Mosquito Hostel in Krakow

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. Well it once was, of course, a claim that only Warszawa and Gniezno can also stake. Some travellers Read more about Hostel Review: Staying at the Famous Mosquito Hostel in Krakow[…]