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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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Przemysl: a Polish city with an Austrian flavour

Written by marif on 20 Sep, 2012

Geographically isolated within the extreme southeast corner of Poland, Przemysl is a town closer to the Polish - Ukrainian border than to any other Polish city of significance. Midway between Rzeszow and Lviv and fifty miles away from each, it is highly influenced by Polish…Read More


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A day trip from Rzeszow

Written by marif on 16 Sep, 2012

An overnight stay in Rzeszow is highly recommended for at least two reasons. Hot summer nights in Rzeszow are tempting occasions for indulgence. In fine weather, Rzeszow’s medieval market square turns into a lively place wrapped in old-world charm and ghostly magic. Mutating into a…Read More


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Not a chicken drummer in sight

Written by Praskipark on 14 Sep, 2012

Having never really explored the smaller seaside resorts on the Baltic Coast after Dźwirzyno we decided to take a ride out to look at Mrzeżyno. This particular evening we were going to prepare a barbecue but first, we had to find a shop…Read More


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Rzeszow: an understated charming city

Written by marif on 12 Sep, 2012

Midway between Krakow and Lviv, Rzeszow is a huge city with a large population located deep within an unspoilt picturesque valley. Sheltered from the south by the Beskid Niski Mountains, it lies in the middle of an extensive well-preserved forested area of pine, oak and…Read More


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Tarnow: an intimate spotless centre of history and culture

Written by marif on 03 Sep, 2012

Tarnow lies only fifty miles east of Krakow. Express trains from Krakow’s Dworzec Glowny reach Tarnow in about one hour, a few of these continue east and cross the border to Ukraine. I took the 8:00 am express in a bid to arrive in Tarnow…Read More


Disorganised and claustrophobic

Written by Praskipark on 11 Jul, 2012

I used Kraków Airport for the first time three weeks ago on my trip to UK and was surprised how far it is from the centre of Kraków. There is a bus that takes you from just outside the bus station to the airport and…Read More


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A walk around Slupsk

Written by Praskipark on 27 Jun, 2012

I was familiar with the word Slupsk many years ago before living and travelling in Poland. My husband used to coach councilors and Chief Executives at Carlisle City Council and one of the training rooms was named after this town in Pommerania. During our family…Read More


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Gentle peaks

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Mar, 2012

A range of hills located in the south-eastern Poland and part of the Beskidy mountains, Gorce are somewhat overshadowed (almost literally) by the spectacular drama of not-far-away alpine Tatras as well as beauty and picturesqueness of nearby Pieniny limestone range and Dunajec gorge. Gorce (like…Read More


A health resort where Casanova fought a duel

Written by Praskipark on 14 Dec, 2011

Konstancin Jeziorna is roughly about 20 kilometres from Warsaw's city centre and can be reached by public transport. Konstancin is very close to the Botanical Garden in Powsin so a trip to both attractions can easily be done in a day.The town is very popular…Read More


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Sopot district by district

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 18 Nov, 2011

Kamienny PotokThis northernmost district of Sopot has two distinct halves. The eastern half, between the railway and the sea is where the tourist facilities are located; while the western part between the railway and the Brodwino estate is residential. While the residential part of Kamienny…Read More


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