A Day Trip from Krakow 

We booked a day trip from Kraków to the Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration camps and the famous Wieliczka Salt Mines. It wasn’t a trip I was looking forward to, but it was something we both felt we had to see while in Poland. The concentration camp sites are now memorials, some buildings have been converted…

Museums of London Continued: A Visit to the War Rooms

This is part of my series of posts about museums in London visited on my last trip there.  You can check out the last post about the London Transport Museum here! The Churchhill War Rooms are something I was really looking forward to visiting, and fortunately, our travelling companions were excited as well. The Churchill War…

Hadrian’s Wall: A Bit of Roman History in England

  In the year 122 AD, when the Roman Empire was still massive, construction started on the wall that now runs from coast to coast in the north of England.  The wall essentially became the northern border of the empire, and this huge undertaking took about 6 years to build.  Impressive.  Especially since there are many…

Oslo: Vikings and Old Architecture

Our 4 day whirlwind tour of Norway started off with an extremely cheap Ryanair flight to Oslo, where we caught the airport shuttle to the bus station and walked the .8 miles the rest of the way to our hotel.  Due to a late night getting in, we didn’t get the earliest start on Thursday…