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Adelaide Gorton
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The Solidarnosć Museum, Gdansk
At the beginning of March (I know, I know, I am SO behind) Anneke, another volunteer living close by, and I went to the Solidarnosc Museum near the centre of Gdansk. In all truth, I knew nothing about Solidarnosc before setting foot in this museum, but I le...

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Wrocław - Miniatures, Gnomes and a Panorama
Wrocław is one of my favourite cities in Poland, and this weekend ranks as one of the most fun and memorable. We spent about half a day just exploring old town, and came across so many little bronze statues of gnomes doing different things. A jolly old gnom...

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A little bit more Gdansk & a Warsaw Weekend
The Gdansk shipyards Me looking like a red marshmallow in my Antarctica jacket - oh, in front of the Gdansk skyline On Wednesday after school this week, one of the teachers, with her husband, took me to a few places of historical interest around Gdansk. Fir...

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Auchwitz & Krakow Weekend
After taking about an eight hour overnight bus ride (commitment) down to Krakow on Thursday, three of my friends and I got up nice and early on Friday to go on a tour to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. It truly was an eye-opening and sickeni...

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First Taste of Gdansk & Sopot
Zaspa as the sun goes down I and another volunteer, Anneke, trained to Gdansk where we were picked you by our first host family. The next day our host mum, Magda, took us to the pier at Zaspa, Gdansk, and along the beach. The craziest thing that I couldn't ...

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Warsaw O Week
I know you would normally associate an Orientation Week (or O Week, for some) with university, but  as many of my friends and others at my age head off to tertiary education, I can't draw parallels between what they are doing and what I am doing, except for...

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Last Day in London - Lunch with Cousins, Tate Britain & St Paul
This morning it was back to St Paul's for one last try & I finally got under the High Dome to see the wonderful masterpieces painted there and the beautiful mosaics on other ceilings. Overlooking the Quire where smaller domes, each contributing to the story...

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The Tower of London
Ok, I'm seriously behind. This is getting real now. I've been in Poland for a little over three weeks now, which means this this blog is behind by about a month. I'm still going to do posts for each day of London (this is the penultimate one, after all) and...

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The V&A and Harrods - Day Six London
Today I took a tour through the Victoria and Albert Museum which showcased major highlights of their vast collections. Throughout the hour-long tour we saw an Imperial Throne from the Chinese Qing Dynasty, whose carvings were all carved out of the millions ...
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