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I’m writing this post from Krakow, Poland, where I’m spending a week on a media trip to explore the country. I and four other travel writers got here courtesy of LOT Polish Airlines, as it was celebrating its inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Warsaw. We were among the privileged few to get on that flight, and we sat in business class, at that. Oh, LOT. What have you done to me?

Right now, I’m somewhere in Poland, living it up with four other travel writers. I’ll have plenty to share upon my return, but in the meantime, check out some of the places I’ll be visiting this week. Krakow Wawel Castle Who doesn’t love a good castle? Wawel Castle looks pristinely maintained, and has a pretty great art collection. I’m disappointed that the Dragon’s Den, home of the mythical Wawel Dragon, is closed. Schindler’s Factory I’m excited to visit the place Schindler made his famous list of Jews that he saved from a terrible fate. The enamel factory is now a museum.…

I’m headed off on my first-ever media trip to…drumroll please…Poland! I’ve been invited by LOT Polish Airlines and the Polish National Tourist Office to participate in the first inaugural flight operated by LOT Polish Airlines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) in April. But after taking this first-ever nonstop flight, I’ll get to explore Warsaw and Krakow with other travel writers. At this point, I don’t have my itinerary, which is both frustrating and liberating. I have started teaching myself a little Polski so that I have at least a rudimentary understanding of a language that’s totally different from anything I’ve ever…