Spending a week in Poland was an unforgettable experience! It was my first time ever in an airplane and outside of the United States! I was able to make some great friends while being on an amazing journey. The first half of our trip was in Warsaw, Poland, which is the capital of Poland. Eighty percent of Warsaw was destroyed in the second World War, so much of it is rebuilt. However, it is a beautiful city! While in Warsaw we got a walking tour of the city, went to the old town and to the Warsaw Uprising Museum, had time to explore, and saw the biggest shopping mall ever! I also rode a metro for the first time ever, they are so fast! Then we headed to Krakow, Poland. Krakow was not destroyed in the war, so the buildings there are all original. In Krakow, we visited the Wawel Castle and Cathedral, Auschwitz, and a huge salt mine. I feel very fortunate to have seen so many primary resources of history, and I am very thankful for my opportunities!