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Final Farewell

Well it seems as if my time here in Poland has come to its end. I fly back to Canada tomorrow to spend Christmas with my family. After that I’ll be back at school in January (I still have another … Continue reading

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Malbork Castle and the Teutonic Knights

While traveling through Northern Poland, I had the opportunity to visit what was once the capital of the Teutonic Knights: Malbork Castle in Marienburg (modern day Malbork). It’s the word’s largest castle and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Journal Update No. 15 – Gdańsk and Grudziądz

Part two of what is likely going to be my last major trip through Poland this year. Gdańsk was said to be founded in the same year (or close to) the creation of Poland in 966. Since that time it … Continue reading

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Journal Update No. 14 – Traveling Through Northern Poland

It’s been a busy few weeks that have been topped off with a trip up through the North of Poland. On today’s travel schedule we have: the port city of Gdynia; that old city, Gdańsk; and, finally, the unique architecture … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Day

It was All Saints’ Day yesterday – a national holiday in Poland. Because Poland doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, this is the closest equivalent for many expats living in Poland. It’s nuzzled nicely in-between Canadian and American Thanksgiving and is a day … Continue reading

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Palanok Castle

As hinted at in my last post, on the last day of our trip to the Ukraine we were taken to Palanok Castle. I had to split the post because my poor little netbook could not handle all of the … Continue reading

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Journal Update No. 13 – I Went To The Ukraine

Part II of my time with the group from Chilliwack: I was faced with a major decision whilst traveling to Krakow. As it turns out, the team had an extra spot on their overnight train to Lviv in the Ukraine … Continue reading

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