First time in Poland by Pernille
I expect it would be quite poor and that not many people would speak english. And I was wrong. Even the old serving lady at the milk bar could say "Chicken! Pork! Goulash! Soup! What you want?). I was there in 2009 and Poland joined the EU in 2004, I guess that made a difference. The train system is efficient, not fast, but cheap and reliable. The buses work well. The food is great, filling, heart warming, a bit peasant, but so good. The cities are maybe newly renovated, I dont know, but the old town struck me as particularly in good state and really beautiful. A mix between Germany and Russia (granted I’ve never seen Russia) dominates the architecture. I was in awe at every corner. And Warsaw isnt the horrible industrial capital everyone describes. The old town is nice, lots of shopping to be done, of course it’s larger than the rest, but it’s by no means horrible.
Loved Poland. Highly recommend it.