Category: 2009

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

Posted in 2009, Europe

Having visited these concentration camps in 2005, I felt compelled to return. Bryan was at first reluctant, but turned out to be a highlight of our travels in Poland. The…

Krakow, Poland

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I was last here in 2005 with my friend Eddsel. All the memories and experiences are coming back. It is nice to return to this beautiful city, and it was…

Sopot, Poland

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After doing some research and asking around, I was told that Sopot was the place to go to enjoy the beach along the Baltic Sea. It was a lovely seaside…

Gdansk, Poland

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I was really looking forward to visiting Gdansk because of its history (where WWII started and where the Solidarity Movement was born), and I wasn’t disappointed. Visiting the Solidarity Museum…

Newgrange, Ireland

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Taking another day trip out of Dublin, I took up the advice of my friend John, and visited Newgrange – an ancient funerary site. It was nice to meet Leslie…

Howth, Ireland

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After a weekend of U2 concerts, I felt it was important to put the brakes on the fast paced travelling and sheer exhaustion of seeing 3 concerts almost back-to-back. Claire…

Dublin, Ireland

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After the heat and humidity of Lebanon, it was quite the change to come back to Dublin where it was slightly cooler, greener, and calmer.  No longer are there arbitrary…

Byblos, Lebanon

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I was not disappointed with this picturesque ancient Phoenician town along the Mediterranean Sea. We visited a Byzantine church and took in the citadel and its surrounding ruins. It was…

Tripoli, Lebanon

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I went to Tripoli with my friends whom I met at my hostel – Dragana, Vlad, and Michael. The city itself had a left to be desired, but I was…

Baalbek, Lebanon

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A highlight of Lebanon, Baalbek has a rich Roman history. I went out to this site with Michael and Angela. The minibus was a rather strange ride, making a pit…