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Stories and Tips Zakopane

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

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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

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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

Capital of the Tatras!

Written by dangaroo on 13 Jan, 2009

The first time I visited Zakopane was probably in 1997, 10 years later, it's grown, prices have changed and it's much much more busier. Always popular with Germans, the Brits are now there too with the cheap flights to Krakow a popular thing. The Russians…Read More

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