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Dates of visit:
July 19, 2004 -
July 31, 2004

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Trip Highlights:
 Visit cousins
 Meet old friends
 Walk Krakow
 Attend Concerts
 Pieniny Mountains
 Old Castles
 Rafting Dunajec
 Czestochowa Visit
 Kazimierz Walk
 Monasteries
 

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Poland 2004
Go to first part of trip - Zymna Voda, Ukraine
Poland 2004 - Reason for visitation
Oscypek Goat CheeseWe have cousins in Krakow. It was time to revisit the family, share the latest news and, while in town, do a little exploring. The city of Krakow was familiar to us by now but we still found some new experiences. Museums, concerts, "The Mound", little cafes and many gift ideas.

Our old frend was a driver and guide so we had little difficulty in getting around. We drove to the mountains, rafter a river, explored many small and medium sized towns and literally ate ourselves silly with "pierogis". Polish beer is by far unique but tasty.

While in town we could not miss seeing the religious icons of Poland in its two majestic monasteries and basilicas of Jasna Gora and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The effort to get there was worth the experience. Of course, a revisit to Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow, was high on the list also.

The gallery of images below is a brief testament to the sights and attractions we visited. Assisted ably by our hostess and a neighbor and guide, we spent our time fully engrossed in the Polish people, cultural places, scenic attractions and most of all Polish traditions, foods and hospitality.

Site Gallery - Places Visited
Krakow, Poland
City of Krakow City of Krakow City of Krakow
City of Krakow City of Krakow City of Krakow
Rafting the Dunajec River
Cities of Stary Sacz & Nowy Sacz
Pieniny Mountains Pieniny Mountains Pieniny Mountains
Pieniny Mountains Pieniny Mountains Pieniny Mountains
Pieniny Mountains Pieniny Mountains Pieniny Mountains
Jasna Gora, Czestochowa
Jasna Gora, Czestochowa Jasna Gora, Czestochowa Jasna Gora, Czestochowa
Jasna Gora, Czestochowa Jasna Gora, Czestochowa Jasna Gora, Czestochowa
Olsztyn & Ogrodzieniec Castles
Eagles Nest Trail - Olsztyn Eagles Nest Trail - Olsztyn Eagles Nest Trail - Olsztyn
Eagles Nest Trail - Ogrodzieniec Eagles Nest Trail - Ogrodzieniec Eagles Nest Trail - Ogrodzieniec
Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow
Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow
Krakow's Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz
Krakows Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz Krakows Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz Krakows Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
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