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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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Wander around to strike a bargain

Written by marif on 04 Nov, 2012

Shopping possibilities in Wroclaw have become so numerous and diverse that an attempt to choose the best way to spend your extra zlotys has turned into a feat of non-stop wandering around. Although no particular streets entirely dedicated to shopping exist in the city centre,…Read More


A Shortcut to the Cemetery

Written by dangaroo on 01 Nov, 2012

All Saint's Day, the 1st of November is a Public Holiday in Poland and is one that I have a lot of time for. Typically people visit cemeteries, share stories about the dead and light candles in little coloured glass jars that light up the…Read More


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A surprisingly green city: Part 2

Written by marif on 30 Oct, 2012

East of Wroclaw’s medieval centre, the Dabie district teems with spreading hectares of overgrown woodland and smaller areas of parkland and recreational spaces. While these are obviously the prime sights of attraction here, one should not overlook the scores of mansions and manors lining the…Read More


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A surprisingly green city: Part 1

Written by marif on 22 Oct, 2012

The semi-forested countryside around Wroclaw’s outer districts is surprisingly green and well maintained and so ideal for hiking and picnicking. Worthy of mention is the vast hillside tract of land north of Wroclaw, a lovely pine-and-oak forest that extends further north to the town of…Read More


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A lake of snakes!

Written by dangaroo on 21 Oct, 2012

Having studied a local map in search of things to do in Bialowieza National Park, I settled on the idea of visiting Topilo. 24 kilometres from Bialowieza through the forest, it seemed the perfect cycling distance and the route through the forest seemed appealing. Off…Read More


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Off roading from Bialowieza to Narewka

Written by dangaroo on 21 Oct, 2012

After a somewhat disappointing visit to the zoo (Rezerwat Pokazowy Zubr), we still had several hours of the day left and also had our sandwiches that we had planned to eat during a picnic. We decided to head to the town of Narewka, 18km from…Read More


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Uncovering more of Wroclaw's attractions

Written by marif on 10 Oct, 2012

A one-day stopover in Wroclaw should give priority to the Market Square, a huge medieval piazza that undeniably embodies the traditions and culture of the city. Buildings on the square are post-war reconstructed replicas of the originals but all are somehow or other steeped in…Read More


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The most vivid pieces in the jigsaw

Written by marif on 04 Oct, 2012

Wroclaw train station is a twenty-minute walk south of the Old Town quarter. Several tram routes clearly marked in red on city maps link major stops in the city with the train station. Entirely pedestrianized, the heart of the Old Town quarter is not traversed…Read More


Dead and devoid of character

Written by Praskipark on 01 Oct, 2012

Rogowo is one of the strangest seaside resorts I have ever been to, it's like a ghost town. First of all let me explain where the place is. It is a small resort on the Baltic Coast in western Pommerania, Poland, situated in between Dźwirzyno…Read More


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German and Polish twin sisters

Written by marif on 27 Sep, 2012

Germany’s eastern regions are excellent gateways to Poland’s western cities. In most cases, reaching a city in west Poland is harder and longer from Warsaw than from cities in east Germany. In particular, cities in Poland’s western regions like Wroclaw, Zielona Gora and Opole are…Read More


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