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    Posted September 14, 2011 by
    Warsaw, Gdansk, Smoldzino, Poland
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    Polish Roadtrip


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Crabbitt of Brooklyn had been bedridden with mono for a few months while her boyfriend was in Poland for the summer visiting his family. Once she got better, she bought a ticket to Poland on a whim to see where he grew up. 'We spent a lot of time walking his dog, playing poker on the back porch, exploring old and new town, as well as nightlife in Warsaw. On our road trip, we met people from all over the world and sipped vodka with them in Gdansk. In Smołdzino, we would wake up every morning go on a hike/bike to the Baltic and lounge on the beach,' she said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    After nearly two months apart from my boyfriend I made a rather impulsive trip to visit him and his family in Warsaw, Poland. I had no idea what to expect of my visit. My mind was blown-away by the breathtaking beauty of the countryside, the simple yet stunning architecture of the cities that have withstood wartimes, as well as the evidence of such rich culture and history thrughout the country. We spent a week touring the northern part of the country in Smoldzino, a small town in Kashubia. With the help of road bikes, together we explored the nearby national forest, moving sand dunes, and desolate parts of the Baltic Sea. It was the trip of a lifetime. Poland is such a hidden gem.

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