This is our last day. We were up early for breakfast and out to see the curator of the Nowy Zmidgrod museum. He had gathered books, post cards, pamphlets and anything he could find that showed the history of the area. He told us that our great grandfather and his father were tailors who had a shop in the stores across from our hotel. He also walked us down to the street where their house used to be. How great was that!
We had to be on our way back to Rzeszow for our final night in Poland and somehow we managed to pack everything into the SUV. We said our good-byes to Zenon and tried to express to him what a fantastic time we had on this trip.
He’s a gem! This was one of the best trips I have ever taken. We had so many laughs and smiles together ? it was joyous.
You can read the testimonial from the Gerre (published originally on our website PolishOrigins Testimonials):
“Wow, we did it! My two sisters and I (all seniors) traveled to Poland after contacting PolishOrigins and combining the Galicia Tour with two extra days for genealogy research. It was the best thing we ever did together!
Zenon provided us with a wonderful view of Polish life both as it is now and how it was years ago. The final two days of the trip, we spent finding records, visiting relatives, churches, cemeteries and museums in the very area where our grandparents lived. The data and pictures we collected was immense. There is a reason why all the other testimonials hold Zenon in high regard. He was the perfect guide, interpreter, organizer and friend we could have asked for. His choices on this tour showed us magnificent scenery, castles, manor homes, a fun raft ride down a river, shopping and even a folk art festival. Zenon and his ‘little elves’ at PolishOrigins (Aga and Marek) co-ordinated a trip that was a life altering event.
<emI highly recommend anyone anticipating a trip to Poland to get in touch with PolishOrigins to organize a week or longer trip. Tell them what your looking to do ? and they will make magic!”