Warsaw

Warsaw. Not what I expected. But what did I think I would see from a country that was occupied by Germany and basically completely destroyed? The buildings in Warsaw look old and yet new at the same time and it takes a moment to realize why. Quick history for those of you that forgot history…

Auschwitz

I want to start by saying that I will be describing an experience from a tour I took backed up with internet research to fact check. I’m also aware that people who actually experienced this are relatives of the survivors and those lost and may potentially read this. I want to think of this as…

The concentration camp that started it all…Dachau

***Warning: This is depressing.*** Dachau was a concentration camp set up in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler for political prisoners (journalists, Communists, Socialists and anyone against the Nazi party). In 1938 the camp became the first of many concentration camps used during WWII and was liberated by American forces in 1945. Heinrich Himmler was the Chief…

Sarajevo

When you think of Bosnia what is the first thing that comes to your mind? This answer will vary depending on what country you are from but I can guarantee a positive thought didn’t exactly pop into your mind. After walking around for just 10 minutes in Sarajevo, everything I thought I knew went out…

One day in Sofia

I arrived to Ten Coins Hostel in Sofia, Bulgaria around 7:00am absolutely exhausted! Why so exhausted? Let me recap the previous 14 hours. Rushed to my bus since I was an idiot and had the wrong time on my computer and┬ábarely made it. Took a 12 hour overnight bus from Athens to Sofia that I…

A very brief history or Mercedes-Benz

Today was a little adventure to the Mercedes-Benz Museum. There is a Porsche Museum as well but apparently it is just cars and no history. The Mercedes museum offered the history of Mercedes as well as snippets of history throughout the world and how that affected this German engineered car. Think of WWI, WWII, the…