What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There are two parts of the trip that I will particularly remember. One highlight was summiting Mt Rysy, the highest peak in Poland. We set off at 6am and walked through a grey and rainy morning - our guide told us we might not get to go to the top as the weather conditions would make it too dangerous. However the weather improved slightly, allowing us to complete the climb, and as we got to the top the clouds cleared to show beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Awesome.
The second bit of the trip that particularly affected me was the visit to Auschwitz. I wouldn't call this a highlight but it was definitely an experience, and something that I would recommend for its importance in history. The exhibit of 2 tonnes of human hair cut from the victims of the gas chambers is something that I will never forget, along with the piles of belongings that really brought home that these victims were ordinary people just like you or me, and if history had turned out differently we would perhaps have been living in a world like that today.