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, through good timing and lots of luck, I am about to hit the skies again. It has been far too long since my last journey. As much as I love going to visit my family each year, the act of heading to the airport and climbing on a plane back home lacks the edge, excitement and the element of the unknown that a trip abroad brings. Exotic sights, people and food await me in Egypt and Jordon. Wait just a little longer my friends, I am on my way.
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