Monthly Archives: June 2017

Time Already?

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Our time in Poland has passed so quickly. Today Danielle and I went on the hunt for the last few gifts for our families. We went through the open air market multiple times and eventually found something for everyone. At …

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Day 25: Last day in Krakow

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Today is our last day to enjoy the city of Krakow before we jump on planes and head back to Texas tomorrow morning. Jessi and I chose to spend the morning exploring two more museums. First up was the Underground …

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Day 24: Beef Farm and Schnitzel

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Besides a few highlights, today was rather uneventful. We had breakfast at the hotel followed by a few hours of free time. Once we had packed up the van, we drove across the street to a farm owned by the …

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What a fun-gi

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“Don’t have sex, or you will get pregnant AND die.” -Mean Girls “Don’t eat food that has mold, or you will get cancer AND die.” -Anna Thursday was our class day with Anna B.C., who studies food mycotoxins. To start, …

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Shakira

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The past three days we spent our time at a little lake house resort. We left our dorm in Krakow in the morning and made our way to campus. We met Martina and Richard, we were put in a ban …

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Day 23: Two Dairies, a Horse Ranch, and a Pig Farm

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We started off our tour of farms today with a visit to another dairy farm known internationally as Spearhead. This one was founded in 1995 and is part of a U.S. owned company but looked more traditionally Polish than the …

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Day 22: Dairy and Egg Farms

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For the next three days we will be staying a few hours outside of Krakow and touring various animal production farms. Although we aren’t entirely sure what Richard has planned for our trip, we know that we are in good …

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Take me back to Paradise

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Today was another free day, Danielle and I decided to go back to Zakrzówek. We slept in and then made our way to lunch. We went to the restaurant that overlooks the city square again. I gracefully fell down the …

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Day 21: Wawel Castle and Dragon Parade

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It’s funny how plans change when a national holiday shuts down the city. Jessi and I had planned out a route for today which included the Wawel Castle and several smaller museums which offer free admission on Sundays. That was …

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A little salty?

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Today we visited the Krakow salt mines, Wieliczka Salt Mines. We Made our way down hundreds of stairs ending at an eventual 125 meters under the ground. The tour told us a short history of the mines and showed us …

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Day 20: Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Today we had the chance to tour the Wieliczka Salt Mine just outside of Krakow. This mine was in active operation for the production of table salt from its opening in the 13th century until 2007. It contains an impressive …

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Adventure Day

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Today was scheduled as a free day. Last night all of the girls and I set down and we made reservations to take a guided tour to the Tatra Mountains. Our ride was scheduled to pick us up at 8:30 …

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Don’t You Guys Have Snails In America???

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Day 10, Wednesday May 24th Today we visited a company called Vitroflora that taught us about in vitro ornamental plant production . We were able to see all 6 steps of this process at their two facilities. The first place we went …

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Day 19: Zakrzówek

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Late last night we had booked a full day excursion to the Tatra Mountains. This range is a popular tourist destinations because the range boasts tall peaks, beautiful valleys, and breathtaking waterways. Unfortunately for us, we realized at 8:30 this …

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Day 18: Auschwitz

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What can be said of a place which has seen the absolute worst of humanity come to fruition through torture, starvation, and murder? During the Holocaust years, close to 6 million people were murdered. Approximately 1.5 million of those victims …

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Auschwitz

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Today we visited Auschwitz concentration camp. We started our trip with an hour or two bus ride to the camp. There has been a great amount of preservation put into this place, as it deserves. Our tour led us through …

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