[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] travel to Polish/Volhynia sites

Joyce Guasch jguasch at fastmail.net
Thu Feb 16 14:40:49 PST 2012

Six of us traveled with a group in 2008, starting in Warsaw with the second
destination being Krakow. Both places were incredible from a tourist point
of view with much to see. We visited Kiev on another tour and would be happy
to share those photos as well. You may email me privately to request to see
those. Please keep in mind, these are all photos from the perspective of a
tourist and placed online for the benefit of those of us who traveled



Joyce Welke Guasch
of Springfield, OR
Researching: Welke, Gurke,
Ratz, Lentz, Zimmerman of East Poland
Haner, Lindley, Wisbey, Bailey,
of the US and Germany


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On a touristing note and to follow up on Jerry's comment - Krakow is
fabulous. I personally liked it better than Prague. If that's convenient to
where you're visiting your ancestral towns, it's definitely some place that
your wife would find interesting things to see/do. 

Carolyn Schott
Author of "Yes You Yes Now! Visiting Your Ancestral Town" 


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Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:47:26 -0700 
From: Jerry Frank <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca> 
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I haven't been there yet but am planning a trip for later this year. 

Don't expect many tourism type sites if you go into Ukraine.? There is a
palace at Olyka between Luck and Rowno but otherwise I suspect your time
there will be with ancestral villages.? Also, don't expect pensions or b&bs
there.? You will likely be staying in a hotel. 

If you are at all considering renting a car, you can do so in either country
but you cannot transport it from one to the other because Ukraine is not an
EU country.? Czech to Poland is probably OK.? Rail can work to and from
certain locations.? Depends where you have to get to.? It did not work for
me trying to get from Warsaw to Rowno because it involved a 6 hour change of
trains layover in a small town at 2AM.? It is cheaper, easier, and faster to
fly Warsaw to Kiev and then rent a car for the 5 hour drive to Rowno. 

Poland is a bit better.? More tourist sites for you wife are found there.?
Krackow is apparently a nice city and might be a good spot for day trips to
the famous salt mine with its huge underground church and sculptures,
Auschwitz, the Black Madonna at Czestochowa, the mountains to the south, the
Kielce region for your villages, etc. 


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