Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, a long time coming

Published in: Poland | September 24th, 2007
Auswitch Concentration Camp (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I’d long since waited to to visit the concentration camps. Not for any other reason, other than I think the world has forgotten … Bed early… except for the old guy opposite me who insisted on keeping his laptop on all night (sometimes with all the MS beeps and chirps). Early next… Continue reading more »

Poland, I have arrived at last

Published in: Poland | September 23rd, 2007
Polish Street Scene (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: In Europe I made it to Poland, I finally felt like I was on the move properly once again. Well credit where credit is due, Eurolines actually arrived on time! (I will take this back later). The bus journey was not so eventful, though I took my first note at the excessive… Continue reading more »

A return to Germany, old friends

Published in: Germany | September 20th, 2007
Old Lane Way in Germany

Travel Journal Overview: Buses that work, shops that are open, and a blog still in the making. This was Germany. A not so tearful goodbye, a bag full of not so tooth breaking Spanish bread and pork steaks led to a farewell to that place I do not know is a blessing or curse to… Continue reading more »

Driving through the south coast of France

Published in: France | September 14th, 2007
French Border Sign

Travel Journal Overview: I lost a lot of photographs from France. A bad memory card, meant all was gone. I don’t dwell on it too much. France on the other hand became one of those haunting places. At the time I did not like it. But as I traveled further away from it, the more… Continue reading more »

A return to Barcelona, I’ve changed … thank goodness

Published in: Spain | September 1st, 2007
Christopher Columbus in Barcelona

Travel Journal Overview: Barcelona always has mixed feelings for me. A perfect place to call home, or just another city pretending to be? Well what can I say about the place I really have mixed feelings for. I spent a month in BCN 2.5 years ago, had all my vaccinations there, and had a great… Continue reading more »

At last, I get to Granada

Published in: Spain | August 26th, 2007
The Alhambra in Granda, Spain

Travel Journal Overview: 2.5 years previously Granada had eluded me. This time I would not let a chance to visit this beautiful area slip away. My Spanish, sucks, but with my LP at my side and hotel.com directions on an adopted Madrid family’s print out map, I could have made it to the hotel without… Continue reading more »

Madrid’s bullfighting ring

Published in: Spain | August 23rd, 2007
Bullfighting ring in Madrid

Travel Journal Overview: I was back in Spain. I had internet, and the world had indeed changed, as had I. Madrid was my first proper stop over on my return from Africa. Of course the bags and plane were delayed. And a recapped visit to Portugal kept everyone waiting. But my Spanish friend waited patiently… Continue reading more »