Church of Bones – Sedlec Ossuary

Church of Bones – Sedlec Ossuary

From the pavement outside, it looks like an ordinary rural church; slightly dilapidated, uninspiring and gothic. Only the almost comical inset skull and crossbones in the cobbles gives a clue to the morbid content that Sedlec Ossuary, the aptly named ‘church of...
Trekking in the High Tatras

Trekking in the High Tatras

Walking up to Morksie Oro, the famous crystal blue lake in the Polish Tatras had been something that we had looked forward to throughout our time in the country. Upon arrival, however, we learned that dogs are not allowed into the national park which contains it, and...
Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz I We stand beneath the infamous entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, about to enter the site of the darkest part of human history. An overweight man coughs and spits on the floor. A group of schoolchildren laugh and giggle. I dont even try to hide...
Wieliczka Salt Mines

Wieliczka Salt Mines

Descending the first 433 wooden stairs into the Wieliczka salt mines is a disorientating experience, the winding, neverending descent making you dizzy as it continues down into the abyss. You reach the bottom and enter a huge log-lined cavern, from where you carry on...