For those of you who follow me on Instagram you know that I've been moving around a lot in the past couple of weeks. So naturally Semana Santa was no different. Semana Santa is Canada's equivalent of Spring Break, however, it is always the same week as Easter. During those 10 days I visited Eastern Europe with two of some friends from Montreal who are also studying abroad this semester. I will share every part of this trip with you, but given that this trip was 10 days unlike the usual weekend getaways I got on, this article is the first in a mini-series of three. Each article will cover a different country. So let's begin!
People ask me: "How was Poland?" and here's my answer: "Beautiful, amazing, great BUT cold. Very very cold." And then follows the famous "You're from Canada how can you be cold??". Even though it gets really cold in Canada, I'm much better equipped to survive the cold back home. I didn't bring my winter coat to Spain so I had to layer up, which explains why I look like a snowman in most of the pictures. During the whole trip, the food was absolutely amazing. And the best part? Everything is SO cheap! Perfect for students like us!
We took free tours around the city and I absolutely recommend them! We learned a lot about the history of the country and the impact that WWII had on them. We spent one day in Warsaw, then made our way to Krakow and took a day trip to Auschwitz. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves history, good (inexpensive) food and making memories ;)
AUSCHWITZ + BIRKENAU (AUSCHWITZ II)
Next week: Semana Santa Part II