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Poland is a big democratic country located in the heart of Europe, and is an active member of the European Union, the NATO and the UN. The capital is Warszawa and the currency is Polish Zloty. The official language is Polish, but the majority of people speaks English. Amongst other languages, the most popular are German, French, Spanish and Russian.

The network of rail and bus connections is generally well-developed, athough there are almost no motorways. The entrances to museums and castles are not too overpriced and nor is the accommodation. Almost each tourist attraction has it website in English, from which you can learn how to get a ticket, reach the place or where to sleep in its surrounding.

As far as the safety is concerned, all the big cities are monitored and all the banks and cash points are under the operation of the CCTV. You can find a cashpoint in even the smallest village, and even there you can normally pay by a credit card.

The best way to travel around is a bus. There are a number of trains, but they are overcrowded. A good idea is to rent a car; you can do it at any airport and in any bigger city. The public transport is well organized in each place you may wish to visit, and there is an everyday connection between all the bigger cities of Poland such as Warszawa, Kraków, Wrocław, Łódź, Toruń or Gdańsk.

The level of tolerancy is definitely increasing, especially amongst youngsters and especially in the big cities. The people are generally helpful although they don't show it too often, and the climate is mild, especially in August and September.

  • Poland's Venice
  • After the ice storm
Trip Start Oct 16, 2009
Trip End Oct 17, 2009

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