Saturday, September 29, 2012

Holocaust Sites in Central Europe

During our time in Central Europe, we visited numerous memorials and sites related to the darkest event of the 20th Century: the holocaust.  The holocaust sites we visited included Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, Terezin work camp in the Czech Republic, Oscar Schindler's factory in Krakow, Poland, and holocaust memorials and museums in Budapest, Prague and Vienna.  The holocaust deeply scarred the populace of the entire region, and each place has its own way of honoring the victims and remembering the crimes in hopes that they are never repeated.

Monday, September 17, 2012

When you say "Vienna," what do you think?

Welcome to Vienna!  When you say "Vienna," people think of different things: music, sausage, desserts, beautiful buildings, and much more.  We squeezed a lot of fun into our two-day visit to this beautiful city.  Click the link to read more.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Budapest on Hungary's Natıonal Day

Welcome to Budapest, Hungary!  Our quick vısıt to Budapest coincided wıth Hungary's Natıonal Day, August 20th (Hungary's equıvalent to Amerıca's Independence Day).  Our visit included monuments, fireworks, goulash, a sacred crown and a mummified right hand.  Clıck the lınk to read more.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Southern Poland: From Mountains to Mines

Welcome to southern Poland!  Over the course of fıve days, we vısıted Krakow and Zakopane (as well as Auschwıtz, whıch wıll be covered ın a separate blog post).  We saw southern Poland from atop mountaıns to the depths of a salt mıne, and many places in between.  Clıck the lınk to read more.