LonelyPlanet.com describes Poland as a nation that desperately tries to look to the future but can’t avoid its ample past. Poland is part of the European Union and is generally as modern and international as any other EU nation, but it also boasts a rustic, rural countryside dotted with medieval towns, each with its own ancient castle or Gothic church. Poland may be free of Soviet rule, and is quick to push that era aside, but has a more complicated relationship with its experience during the Holocaust. For example, visitors to Lublin can spend the day visiting the emotionally devastating museum at the Majdanek concentration camp and then dance all night at one of the city’s hottest nightclubs…Klub Hades.
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