Krakow, Poland - Auschwitz and the Madness of the Stag August 5th 2011 "Out of all the horrible things in Auschwitz," said Phil as we headed back to the minibus for our ride back into Krakow. "The thing that got me most was the kids' shoes." The rest of us nodded glumly. Seeing the pile of footwear that had once belonged to innocent children just before they had been gassed to death had not only been harrowing but immensely depressing too. Auschwitz, we all agree ... read more
Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Kraków 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
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info