Central Europe

Do You Dare to Explore an the Abandoned Spreepark?

Abandoned Spreepark, Photo Credit Daniel Heitz

Believe it or not, Berlin is one of the most unique cities I’ve ever explored. Between memorials and relics from World War II, one hell of a street art culture, and abandoned airports, Olympic villages and Spreepark amusement park, the city never ceased to amaze me. Someday I’ll have to write a full blog post about my week there, but …

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How I Didn’t See the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

I still feel a little baffled that I managed to visit Copenhagen without seeing their key attraction. In my defense, it might be one of the most overrated attractions in Europe, along with the astronomical clock in Prague. Having said that, here’s what I managed to cram into the four days that I spent there, en route to Sweden. I …

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5 Must-Visit Restaurants in Ghent, Belgium

Restaurants in Ghent

Ghent is one of my favorite cities I’ve traveled to. During three days in 2015, I had a chance to see a good portion of the center of town, toured around by my amazing couchsurfing host Nele. I also took the free walking tour where Maria gave me some great suggestions where to eat. By the end of my visit …

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A Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Warsaw for 2 Days

Old Town Castle Square

I went to visit Warsaw for 2 days so my trip from Krakow to Kaunas could be done in two stages. I didn’t think there would be much to see. When will I learn? Learning the history of Warsaw was almost more impacting on me than Auschwitz. On September 1st, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, Warsaw had a population of …

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A Humbling Day in Auschwitz

Fence with Warning

I finally visited Auschwitz. What an experience. My grandfather was in the US Counterintelligence for World War II. Concentration camps are part of my family’s history. I’m not one to experience negative emotions. I very rarely get angry, upset or afraid. Four hours touring through Auschwitz Memorial Museum is enough to get to anyone, and certainly was humbling for me. …

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