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will
I'm flying to Poland in 5 days. Awesome! I'll be there for 8 months, working in a language school, travelling heaps during my holidays and making the most of the winter by getting back onto a snowboard smile.gif

So, who's been to Poland? Any recommendations on must see sites? I'm not talking about Krakow, Auschwitz and all the usual things, but little known national parks, villages, backwater kind of places. Would love to hear about them!
kris
i got told to go to a salt mine by this polish guy from my old work then the night after he told me it came on tv.. when they were digging out all the salt they carved the walls, floors and ceiling out to a high standard with works of art, sculptures, marble looking floors and salt crystal chandeliers.. i don't know if its a 'usual thing', on the tourist trail or what because i have no interest in what travellers are doing in europe at the moment.. but i was impressed from what i saw
will
Ahh yes. I've heard about that place. Apparently it's a popular half day trip from Krakow. I'll check it out I reckon.
beyond
Since you are going to be there for so long, I would definelty suggest a trip through the Baltics, they are fantastic. In particular Tallinn, Estonia, for a great walled midevil city, and Kaunas Lithuania for a great devil museum. Also, if you are looking for the more abscure, I have often wanted to visit Kaliningrad Oblast, a small section of Russia between Poland and Lithuania that is home to the Russia's Baltic Fleet. When the USSR broke up, it was just too valuable to Russia to give up because it is Russia's only warm water port to the Atlantic.
All the best,
Beyond
chocks
QUOTE(will @ Sep 5 2006, 10:10 PM) *

I'm flying to Poland in 5 days. Awesome! I'll be there for 8 months, working in a language school, travelling heaps during my holidays and making the most of the winter by getting back onto a snowboard smile.gif

So, who's been to Poland? Any recommendations on must see sites? I'm not talking about Krakow, Auschwitz and all the usual things, but little known national parks, villages, backwater kind of places. Would love to hear about them!



I was recently in Wroclaw for a couple days. Neat town with a great town square complete with outdoor cafes and restaurants. Had a great time!
scout73
QUOTE(chocks @ Nov 21 2006, 10:14 PM) *

QUOTE(will @ Sep 5 2006, 10:10 PM) *

I'm flying to Poland in 5 days. Awesome! I'll be there for 8 months, working in a language school, travelling heaps during my holidays and making the most of the winter by getting back onto a snowboard smile.gif

So, who's been to Poland? Any recommendations on must see sites? I'm not talking about Krakow, Auschwitz and all the usual things, but little known national parks, villages, backwater kind of places. Would love to hear about them!



I was recently in Wroclaw for a couple days. Neat town with a great town square complete with outdoor cafes and restaurants. Had a great time!

Also, Depends what you like, but Czestochowa with its Castle is pretty unique. The OjcoNational Park near Krakow, and the Sudeten Mountains, especially Karpacz. I hope that helps.
abg11
QUOTE(will @ Sep 5 2006, 10:10 PM) *

I'm flying to Poland in 5 days. Awesome! I'll be there for 8 months, working in a language school, travelling heaps during my holidays and making the most of the winter by getting back onto a snowboard smile.gif

So, who's been to Poland? Any recommendations on must see sites? I'm not talking about Krakow, Auschwitz and all the usual things, but little known national parks, villages, backwater kind of places. Would love to hear about them!

abg11
You've got to go to the southern part of Poland close to Slovakia and see the High Tatras. They are beautiful. Zakopane is a town in that area and is super-cute. You just want to snuggle in in the winter. It offers horse-drawn carriages during the snowy season. It's great for skiing/snowboarding and has a great atmosphere!
dancera
I have lived in Krakow for a few months. I would for sure go to visit Zakopane...especially if you like to ski. Go for a few days and just relax. It is wonderful.

Also, go to Sopot by the Baltic. It's a cute town.

And, go to the Slovakia/Poland border to see the Pieniny Mountains and the Dunajec river. If it was warmer you could take a raft ride down the river.

Enjoy Poland! It is great!
zijuzijazijana
QUOTE(will @ Sep 5 2006, 10:10 PM) *

I'm flying to Poland in 5 days. Awesome! I'll be there for 8 months, working in a language school, travelling heaps during my holidays and making the most of the winter by getting back onto a snowboard smile.gif

So, who's been to Poland? Any recommendations on must see sites? I'm not talking about Krakow, Auschwitz and all the usual things, but little known national parks, villages, backwater kind of places. Would love to hear about them!


Hi,
I'm a US citizen who lives in Poland now,I have been born in here,so I know this and that about Poland and I will tell you all,good ,bad and ugly but unfortunately you will have to pay me for my assistance.I have run out of money about a year ago and I can't even go back to USA.
zijuzijazijana
QUOTE(swedpart @ Dec 30 2008, 03:27 AM) *

QUOTE(beyond @ Oct 9 2006, 01:47 PM) *

Since you are going to be there for so long, I would definelty suggest a trip through the Baltics, they are fantastic. In particular Tallinn, Estonia, for a great walled midevil city, and Kaunas Lithuania for a great devil museum. Also, if you are looking for the more abscure, I have often wanted to visit Kaliningrad Oblast, a small section of Russia between Poland and Lithuania that is home to the Russia's Baltic Fleet. When the USSR broke up, it was just too valuable to Russia to give up because it is Russia's only warm water port to the Atlantic.
All the best,
Beyond


If you ever decide to visit Kaliningrad i can recommend you a very good web portal in english where you can find all kinds of useful information about the city. The name of the site is Kaliningrad city - International web portal

best of luck!

Thank you for suggestion but I have a travel plan for opposite direction.I'm planning to visit Austria,Germany,Switzerland,Italy and France.
Happy New Year
soar
Hi, glad to hear that you're going to spend such a long time in Poland, I know you think Krakow is a very common travel destination, but I think you'll see it anyway. Many amazing places to see in this city, churches, castles, monasteries and so on. If you're planning longer stay in Krakow I recommend you Aston Hostel as a very cheap and neat place to spend the night, very close to the city centre. Anyway, have fun!
nigh_panda
Cracow is amazing. I love this city. People are so kind and always willing to party.
I met so many friends there whit who I'm in constant touch.
We liked have fun in Baccarat.
Do you know that place?
anunia1985
In Poland, there is so much to see, I don't know whether any Pole has seen it all. With many interesting places I can recommend - "Crooked House" in Sopot, or house upside down in Szymbark (Kashubia). An interesting place is also Kazimierz Dolny - the pearl of the Renaissance. There are also many scenic parks, land of lakes - Masuria, Tatra Mountains, Bieszczady, Sudety and the Polish Baltic Sea.
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