Poland

Eastern European Explorer

September 10th, 2013
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When I bragged to my beach-obsessed family that I was planning a late summer holiday in Ukraine, I encountered reactions that ranged from skeptical stares to disbelief. “That’s where they used to send naughty capitalists!” they exclaimed. Tack on the fact that my husband and I would be travelling by train from Warsaw, and they were pretty much gobsmacked.
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Summer in the City – Krakow to Venice

July 4th, 2013
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The best thing about Europe’s beaches in summer? Half the continent lies supine upon them, leaving its greatest cities empty for all to see. But my recent brief to Railbookers was more complex than a simple city break.
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Krakow and Warsaw

January 31st, 2011
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I set off on my trip in the middle of a 2 week European “Big Freeze”, so I knew that the holiday was sure to turn into an adventure. Luckily trains were running across Europe, unlike the airports where thousands of passengers had been stranded the last few days.
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