The nine-hour bus ride from Berlin to the Polish city of Gdansk included bumpy cobblestone roads, sharp turns and an Adam Sandler film with a lifeless Polish voiceover.
My friend and I are sitting on the balcony of our luxurious eighth-floor suite, enjoying a beautiful view of the ocean to our left and a vast forest to our right.
¶ Survival tips for express trips. See end of story.
Europe is famous all over the world for its magnificent city squares, from London’s Trafalgar Square to Prague’s Old Town Square, from Brussels’ Grand Place to Mannheim’s G4.
We’d entered this untamed forest by a path created not by the park service but worn into the ground by the footsteps of those who went in before us — some of whom never came out.
It’s carnival time in Europe, a crazy time of parades, masks, music and mischief.
In the rolling hills of eastern France lie the remains of 10,489 Americans who gave their lives for their country.
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