Auschwitz concentration camp and the dilemma of selfies — RENEGADE7X

Following my previous article called Quick trip to Salt Mine Wieliczka in Poland here is another of my Polish trip. After our salt mine tours me and my family headed to nearby town Oswiecim. 42 more words

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11 Responses to Auschwitz concentration camp and the dilemma of selfies — RENEGADE7X

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    In light of the serious theme of the camp gotta be respectful…

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    • I agree. The issue is problematic as some Poles act like the Polish involvement was forced, minimal, or didn’t happen at all. Plenty of evidence that at least some Poles participated willingly or on their own.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        You know your history

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      • I try. I also try to look at all sides as the victors often write the history. I need to dig for a book, but I picked it up in Estonia in 2005. It was written in English by an Estonian soldier who fought in World War II. I put it some safe place, and forgot where the safe place was.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow Estonia! There use to be a guy that comment on my blog from Estonia.

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      • It was work-related as the conference was in Helsinki, Finland. Originally, our director wanted to do a Stockholm day trip, but decided at the last minute to go to Tallinn, Estonia. Spent half a day there, but I would go again if I had the chance. I occasionally re-blog an Estonian blogger who talks about food. Think the last re-blog was about half hour ago.

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      • It wasn’t a free trip, but everyone who wanted to go had to pay $350 towards the trip as a way to cut down on expenses for the nonprofit. I spent about another $250 on the trip, mostly in Europe. The exchange rate ran around $1.25 – 1.50 for 1 Euro, depending on the day.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow. I’m so use to our currency exchanging more for other currency; big exception is the Euro

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      • There are a handful of other countries where the local currency has a much better exchange rate than the USD. The GBP (British Pound) tends to be worse than the Euro even with the Brexit issue in play. I think $1 US to GBP was around $1.80 for 1 GBP when I went to Europe in 2005.

        I made the mistake of converting my Euros to Estonian Kroon. It turns out Estonia was hungry for Euros back then and gave better deals if you paid in Euros than Kroons. They had prices in Euros and Kroons, and based on the exchange rate when I converted to Kroons from Euros, the deals were significantly better.

        These days I would check with locals before traveling to see which currency is better to use for where I am going.

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