The tracks leading into Birkenau Camp.
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Auschwitz & Birkenau

I would find it very hard to believe if someone told me they had never heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau. With my high school history lessons stashed in the deep recesses of my mind, I knew I had to steel myself for the experience of visiting here, though I couldn’t have realised…

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crackers about Krakow

Over Easter 2015, we were lucky to spend a few days enjoying Krakow, Poland – a city with a fascinating and deep history. Sumptuous architecture, grand and imposing and oozing character this place has seen so much since the Stone Age. We based ourselves at Campanile Hotel and could not…

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utterly in love in Venice

Ever since my parents brought back the stunning glassware from Venice on their trip back in the 1980s, I have been transfixed by Venice. So far removed from the usual with her tiny alleys, uncountable bridges and canals, overhung with shuttered windows and tiny clotheslines. We stayed in San Marco,…

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