Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp: Getting there by local trains, and back by bus.

The Auschwitz Concentration Camp is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Poland.  It played a major role in the Nazi's Final Solution programme both as a camp and an extermination facility, and a reason for its infamy is that out of the 1.3 million prisoners sent there, 1.1 million died as a result of... Continue Reading →

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Renfe Alvia to Salamanca 

Salamanca is a lovely historic town situated approximately 2 hours west of Madrid.  Much of its fame stems from the eponymous University of Salamanca, which at 800 years old is one of the oldest in the world.  Apart from that, the town itself also features various historical buildings which are also a must see if... Continue Reading →

Prague to Krakow on Ex 115 Cracovia

The third leg of my summer travels saw me headed towards Krakow, a city in southern Poland, and due east if oriented from Prague.  As it was a 7 hour journey away I opted to take the train instead of a bus.  This was possible as Czech Railways runs services to Krakow daily. Ex 115 Cracovia... Continue Reading →

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