25th Nov

Wieliczka Salt Mine: An Underground Salt Cathedral

If you plan on visiting Poland, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is a must-see for travelers. Salt has been extracted from that area for hundreds of years, dating back to the 12th century. I’ve been in a mine before, but never a salt mine. Our visit was a unique and educational experience that was well worth […]

24th Nov

Auschwitz: Seeing the Worst of Humanity

In our travels across Europe, we have seen the very best of humanity. The Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, La Sagrada Familia. In Poland, we saw the very worst of humanity. Auschwitz-Birkenau is a factory of death. The gas chambers and crematoria were designed to kill people as efficiently as possible, including my family. FACES OF THE INNOCENT […]

21st Nov

Shoes on the Danube: A Holocaust Memorial

  While in Budapest, we visited Shoes on the Danube, a powerful Holocaust memorial right on the river. The row of empty shoes are a way to remember the Jews killed by the Hungarian Nazi party, called the Arrow Cross party. 600,000 Hungarian Jews died in the Holocaust. Most were deported to death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau. […]

20th Nov

The 10 Best Sites of Budapest

Hungary has always been on my list of must-see places. Why? It’s in my blood. My grandmother is from there. And, after years of eating sour cream and paprika with (almost) every meal, I knew I needed to experience the country first-hand. What really sealed the deal for our visit is that Oren ALSO has […]