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Poland, Polska! by Luciene Rodrigues

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  • Finally I visited Poland! I'd been planning this trip since my best Polish friend went back to Poland from Dublin. But, as she lives in a small village I had postphoned my ticket as far as I could. I thought my trip would be boring and not many things to do.
    I was wrong, her company was amazing, also Polish people are crazy friendly and their hospitality is good as Brazilians. It was 10 days, when I met people, went to the only club in the village which opens only on Fridays and Saturday. Went to the beach, well I would call it a lake, but they say it is a beach. Went to see the sea, the water wasn't warm enough to swimming. I went to visit the Vicking's Village. Visited a farm. Tried Polish food, fulled of cabbage and meet. Went to Krakow, that one deserves one note, we spent eleven hours in a train, then 13 hours in Krakow and more eleven hours in the train on our way back. Tiring jorney, but as the mates were funny and easy-going we could make it without think what we were doing. Just after we came back, we realised we had spent 22 hours in the train. Also, I learnt how to say some phrases in Polish ( I don't know he writing, so I cant spell here ;P)
    But, what made my trip unforgettable was the tour to Auschwitz, I wanted to go there so badly, that even my friends didn't want to, I put my backpack and went alone. For sure, that was the worst feeling that I've ever felt. Sad to see how human being can be so cruel. Piles of human hair from people who was killed, belongs from people who beleived they would move to a better city, dolls, shoes and clothes from children who didn't have the right to leave, just because they were Jews.
    Speechless to show my anger and respect for all the ones who died and suffered looking for a better life.
    I recommend Poland to everybody!
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