My next trip scheduled on February 1 until February 5, 2015:
Departure time: 1:57pm
Expected arrival time: 9:50pm
The Fort St Andre Castle, built by the founder of the town, overlooks Villeneuve-les-Avignon and it's neighbour across the river, Avignon. Mesmerising views of Southern France can also be seen at the summit of the town, and as you descend the mountainside village, you become lost in a maze of grey bricked homes, cherry blossom trees and secret gravel pathways.
Day trip to Marseille
Rows of french homes descend down the surrounding mountains until they meet the bottom where an upmarket and bustling city centre meets the Mediterranean sea.
Jardin des Doms, Pont d'Avignon & Pope Palace
Avignon is a peaceful village nestled within the Provence region of Southern France. A stark contrast from the grim wintry streets of Paris, Avignon basks beneath the winter sun igniting a mysterious nostalgia from past summers. A historical and medieval centre is enclosed by the city walls, and beyond that lays the picturesque countryside of Southern France.
Day 2 of my second trip to Paris:
Notre Dame Cathedral, outside the Louvre and offbeat Parisian streets
Krakow Jewish Ghetto
Known by it's more innocent name of the 'Jewish quarter' during WWII, Krakow Jewish Ghetto was established by the Nazi Germans in 1941, and it is said that up to 18,000 Jews lived in an area which was once only occupied by 3,000 inhabitants. Why Krakow? Poland's second largest city was the Jewish capital of the country occupying almost 80,000 Jews, therefore it was especially vulnerable. The Krakow Jewish Ghetto is outside of the Old Town past the river, but before the mountains, making it easier for the Germans to enclose and control the Jewish population in the area. From here Jews were selected and sent to various labour, death and/or concentration camps in and around Poland. After almost three years of operation, the area was liquidated in 1943 when the Soviets began to close in.