Vacation in Poland and Slovakia

I just returned from my 2 week vacation in Poland and Slovakia and have been working on catching up on e-mails, orders, news, my blog reading list, and getting back into the swing of things. In the meantime, I have some photos from my trip to share…

Poland June 2009
Demänovská Ice Cave in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

Poland June 2009
Demänovská Cave of Liberty in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

Poland June 2009
View from atop the High Tatras in Zakopane, Poland

Poland June 2009
Raft tour along along the Dunajec River between Slovakia and Poland

Poland June 2009
Driving through a Slovak village

Poland June 2009
Entrance gate to Auschwitz – Oświęcim, Poland

Poland June 2009
Auschwitz

Poland June 2009
Hiking in the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland

Poland June 2009
Hiking in the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland

Poland June 2009
Hiking in the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland

Poland June 2009
View from a castle tower in Poland

Poland June 2009
Wilanów Palace in Warsaw, Poland

7 thoughts on “Vacation in Poland and Slovakia”

  1. Stephanie, Your trip looked WONDERFUL!!! the photos are amazing!!! But I must tell you, it is Auschwitz that I would love to see. I know this sound kind a morbid,but I just can’t imagine such a place existed for so long and nobody really knew what was going on there until it was way to late. My heart just sinks just thinking about it.

    I also wanted to say thank you so much for signing up fpr my give away!!

    I am glad you are back and that you had a lovely time. You have a most wonderful weekend,
    Julie

  2. Hi Julie,
    Thank you for the welcome back, and for the opportunity to have entered your giveaway! I am so envious of the lucky winner. 🙂 Auschwitz was quite an experience – an even moreso Birkenau, which we also visited. It was very eerie to be able to see an experience the elements of both camps that I had read about.

    Stephanie

  3. Hi Stephanie. What amazing photots. Poland and Slovakia are not places I would ever think of visiting but they are so beautiful. Auschwitz is an incredibly emotive place of course but I would be fascinated to visit there nontheless. It must have a very powerful feel to it, even after all these years.

  4. Good morning Stephanie,

    Your images of Poland and Slovakia are just stunning and so beautiful.
    I’m trying to imagine standing at the entrance of Auschwitz.
    What an emotional and eerie place it must have been.

    Thank you for coming to visit me and for your kind comments.
    Please do come again.

    yrs,
    Christine

  5. Cathy & Christine – Thank you for the kind words about my (and my husband’s) photos. Auschwitz was indeed a fascinating and emotional place to visit. Many of the exhibits inside the barracks that have been converted into museums doubled the impact, although the barracks that remained exactly as they were over in Birkenau were even more eerie. Over there, you could walk along the train tracks that led into the camp and stand on the unloading platform. An experience that will definitely stay with me..

    Stephanie

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