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Visiting Poland

Between Baltic beaches and snow-capped mountains, Poland boasts two major cities vying for attention, each home to a noted Old Town. After World War II, Warsaw rebuilt to become today’s vibrant capital, while Krakow is often called the cultural heart of Poland with its universities and museums. Between Baltic beaches and snow-capped mountains, Poland boasts two major cities vying for attention, each home to a noted Old Town. After World War II, Warsaw rebuilt to become today’s vibrant capital, while Krakow is often called the cultural heart of Poland with its universities and museums.    Close

Stories and Tips Poland

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A Saintly Secret

Written by Praskipark on 31 May, 2013

On our recent trip to Warmia and Mazury our son had lots of hidden secrets that he wanted to share with us. There was one magical building and its frescoes that he knew I would love and to reach this fairy tale secret he took…Read More


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Welcome to Srokowo

Written by Praskipark on 22 May, 2013

The other weekend my son decided to take his two children on a trip to the Mazurian Lakes in Poland. It was a spur of the moment thing, he asked if we would like to join him and of course we jumped at the…Read More


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A town from where one can explore a region

Written by marif on 26 Apr, 2013

South of Warsaw and bordered by the Vistula River from the west side and Ukraine from the east side, Poland’s Lublin region is an utterly unspoilt and unexplored tract of virgin land mostly unchanged by time and unaffected by human activity. The Vistula is one…Read More


Zakopane in general

Written by dangaroo on 24 Mar, 2013

One thing I've noticed whilst living in Poland, is that a lot of Poles seem to think along the same lines. So when a lot of my students told me they shunned Zakopane in favour of smaller nearby resorts, I wasn't totally surprised to find…Read More


Packed it, Buked it.. ****** off!

Written by dangaroo on 10 Mar, 2013

Whilst Zakopane remains one of the most popular destinations in Poland, a lot of people find it too crowded and have left it to visiting Russians and Varsovians, snubbing it for nearby Male Ciche, Bukowina and Bialka Tatrzanska. In an effort to avoid crowds, the…Read More


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Small towns awaiting discovery

Written by marif on 12 Dec, 2012

Right at the foot of the High Tatras and only seventy-five miles northwest of East Slovakia’s capital Kosice, Poprad is a metropolitan area of considerable size with an excellent location, set amidst a number of graceful mountain towns that may be small on geographical boundaries…Read More


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Alternatives to Zakopane

Written by marif on 27 Nov, 2012

Nestled at the confluence of two picturesque valleys, Zakopane is Poland’s most convenient base for hiking in the Tatras. Besides a host of central hotels, Zakopane is flooded with holiday homes that accommodate the thousands who descend on the city every year. In addition to…Read More


Ice cream hunting near the Baltic Sea

Written by dangaroo on 22 Nov, 2012

After our Ale Ryba! experience in Kolobrzeg, we decided to call it a day with regards to looking for good fish and chips. They tend to lure you in with the deadly combination of fish and deep fried batter but the taste rarely lives up…Read More


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Zakopane: a sightseeing tour

Written by marif on 21 Nov, 2012

Zakopane’s bus station is a busy stage of commotion, a single roomy hallway that incorporates ticket sales offices, a newspaper kiosk and a couple of fast food vendors and pizza joints. As one leaves the terminus and tags along behind those who are already acquainted…Read More


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Zakopane: trendy walkways and scenic views

Written by marif on 12 Nov, 2012

Missing out a trip to Zakopane when visiting Krakow is similar to forgetting to see the Vatican when in Rome. Who will forgive you for such a sin of omission? Visiting Zakopane from Krakow is after all an easy two-and-a- half hour bus trip…Read More


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