Europe

There simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its scenic beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity.

KAZIMIERZ DOLNY

Kazimierz Dolny, a picturesque town in the Vistula valley, its tradition as a summer resort, and an artists’ colony date back to the early 1900s. We have parked next to the river (parking 15 PLN) and walked to the main square, where we took lunch in Sarp Restaurant (Vegetable cream soup...

TREBLINKA

Today, we spent the afternoon and overnight at a terrifying and tragic place – Treblinka. It was a major Nazi German concentration camp and extermination camp, located 80 kilometers northeast of Warsaw on the main Warsaw-Bialystok railway line. There were actually two camps. The Nazis...

BIAŁYSTOK

We took a two days weekend break at the regional hub – Białystok. Thought to have been founded by Gediminas, grand duke of Lithuania, about 1320, it was first chronicled in 1426 and received town rights in 1749. During the 18th century, it prospered under the wealthy Branicki family, who...

MAZURIAN LAKE DISTRICT

We spent three days at The Masurian Lake District. It is a great lake district in northeastern Poland which contains more than 2000 lakes. The district had been elected as one of the 28 finalists of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The Lakeland extends roughly 290 km eastwards from the lower...

WOLFSSCHANZE

Our second stop today was a famous complex of bunkers from WWII (entrance 15 PLN, parking 10 PLN) in the Forest of Gierloz. The Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair) was Adolf Hitler’s first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II. The complex, which became one of several...

ŚWIĘTA LIPKA

On the way to Mazurian Lake District, we made two stops. The first stop was the tiny village Święta Lipka (parking 20 PLN). Despite its size, it is well known religious center and a pilgrimage site. In fact, it is one of the most celebrated in the country. Within the monastery complex...