Around an hour drive from Krakow lies the town of Oswiecim. During the years of 1940 and 1941 around 17,000 Polish residents were expelled from the area and 8 surrounding villages destroyed.
All this so the Nazis could keep the existence of Auschwitz-Birkenau a secret.
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It was about 17 degrees on a semi sunny day of Turkey’s Mulga province.
Standing around in our bathers, oversized PFD (life jacket) and sexy ‘water’ shoes on, holding our paddles and tubes, we listened to our Turkish guide explain to us in heavily accented English the guidelines for taking on Saklikent Gorge.
A few minutes later we were heading towards the stream. There was a few minutes hesitation after the instructor asked ‘who’s going first?’
Out of the group of 59 people, with about 30 – 40% males, no one volunteered.
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A couple months ago my housemate suggested that we get our first taste of snow by joining a skiing/music festival in the resort town of Bansko
Good thing we chose to go because England has been severely lacking in bringing forth a proper Northern Hemisphere winter.
The festival we did was called Horizon Festival
. The festival is in it’s second year. For around £200each we got a self-catered, one bedroom apartment. The price also included our ski pass and festival wristband.
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Last year, my cousin, her fiancee and another friend decided to travel across the European continent.
After hours of research and debate, we decided to go with the travel company Topdeck
, as we thought they might have been a bit more ‘mature’ compared to other tour companies.
From the moment the I saw the optional activities for Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, I knew I had to do skydiving! I mean, what better place to throw yourself out of a perfectly working helicopter!!??
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Last week I took trip to Hannover to meet up with an old school friend.
Hannover is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony in Germany.
Although there was many, many, many beverages consumed (what else what you expect when you pair Australians and Germans?) we did get to do a wee bit of touristy things in between the vodka, Jager and drinking games.
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