6 Sep, 2017 in Lodz

Piotrkow Trybunalski is a small Polish town, about an hour train ride from Lodz. There’s nothing very particular about it, it’s off the beaten track, and not what you’d consider a tourist destination, yet I was there to explore some of the Jewish history in the city and understand a bit about their lives when […]

23 Aug, 2017 in Poznan

Last spring I discovered Poland in a first visit to the lovely town of Poznan, a cheap Wizzair flight from my European base town. It far exceeded my expectations, which would explain why I visited Poland four more times in the year since. It has a charming old town square area, a large lake area […]

15 Aug, 2017 in Lodz

Earlier this year I visited Lodz in Poland to tour the area and attend a local conference. During my stay, I did a couple of day trips, and one of those was to Czestochowka, perhaps best known for its Black Madonna of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra. We had a local guide take us around the town, starting out […]

7 Aug, 2017 in Lodz

If you tell someone you’re from Maastricht and they’ve heard of Maastricht before, then it’s probably because of Andre Reiu, Maastricht’ local export and pride, roaming around the world with his orchestra bringing popular folk and classical music to the eager masses. His Maastricht concerts around July are world famous, and his concerts are very […]

26 Jun, 2017 in Lodz, Visions

Up till a year ago, I have seen very little of Poland aside from a trip at a very young age that I barely remember. In the year since, I’ve seen quite a bit of Poland – Poznan, Warsaw, and Gdansk. My most recent visit was to the Lodz area, to explore a bit of […]

10 May, 2017 in Gdansk
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To wrap up the posts about my visit to Gdansk in Poland last year, I’ll take you through the main highlight in Gdansk – the old city. It’s very Polish and colorful, taking you back hundreds of years to the medieval times. Like many of the Polish treasures, this city was hit hard in the second […]

9 May, 2017 in Warsaw

When visiting Warsaw I had a flat not too far away from the central train station, which is about 20-30 minutes walk from the old center of Warsaw. Turns out that on that route there’s the old Nożyk Jewish synagogue which somehow managed to survive the second world war. It dates back the the end […]

20 Apr, 2017 in Warsaw

The historic old town in Warsaw is in the image of what the old town used to look like, to give visitors the feel of former glory, but because of the mass destruction during world war II, much of of the area is a reconstruction. It is a remarkably well done reconstruction, it looks authentic, […]

28 Mar, 2017 in Warsaw

Warsaw is a vibrant fast-growing modern city with lots to see and do, and yet, a visit to Warsaw (and Poland in general) is incomplete without addressing the past. The Poland story in the 20th century is a tragedy, being caught between aggressive powers that did not hesitate to bully, occupy, and divide Poland without […]

6 Feb, 2017 in Poznan
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Poznan was the first city I visited in modern post-communist Poland, and it definitely left a very positive impression on me that left me wanting to see more, resulting in another visit later on that year. At the heart of Poznan and major contribution to the Poznan charm is the town hall market square, with […]

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