A day at Auschwitz and Birkenau October 12th 2009 I knew today's trip was going to be a very thought provoking one, but one I wanted to take. For so many years, I viewed the Holocaust as something very far in the past. It really wasn't real to me until I reread The Hiding Place. My parents introduced my brothers and me to that when we were fairly young, but it wasn't until recently that I truly got the time line. I was born just 20 years afte ... read more
Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Auschwitz Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of ... ... read more
Well, the tickets have been purchased, tours arranged, hotels reserved and cooking class confirmed. It looks as though Vacation 2014 is all set and what remains is to pack and get myself to the airport. As organized (some may say obsessive) as I am, even I feel that it is too early to start that.
I looked at many different countries, towns and regions to visit on this trip, but have chosen to spend about half of my time in Bolivia and the remaining in Chile. My time in Bolivia will be filled with things to do, places to see. It will be the usual "power travel" that... full info