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Easter palms in Poland

For some reason, it seems like I end up traveling during Easter season often. I’ve been woken up by a late-night Catholic ceremony where the priest, followed by a devout crowd, carries a cross to the cliffs of Corniglia in Cinque Terre. Stumbled upon a multi-denomination parade around the square in Santa Fe. And delighted in the sugary Easter delicacies in Genoa. So it should be no surprise that I ended up in Poland this year just before Easter. Here are a few of the traditions I learned about on my trip there.

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…