Poland aka: PolskaKraków, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Warszawa. Poland is featured on the lists Directory of Countries, Countries of Europe, and Travel: Countries of the world. Places in Poland have been tagged poland, art museum, and history.
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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.
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I have visited Warsaw many times because my in-laws are Polish and I’m learning the language.
Visiting Warsaw even for a short time is worthwhile. Most of the sights are in the city centre and you can easily go around on foot.If possible, organise a day’s tour with a guide, as he or she will be able to translate and explain the many wall plaques and monuments, which point to interesting parts of history.
Buying train tickets might be tricky, as you can only get them from kiosks, which close early at night. If you cannot speak Polish and are alone, ask a young person to help you, as many of the older citizens can speak (or try not to speak) Russian and maybe some French, but little English.
Some visitors have complained that Poles are not friendly. Knowing some Polish helps a lot, but remember that Polish society is not the touchy, feely sort.Touching a stranger can be taken in the wrong way, so keep your hands to yourself, be polite and sensible.over 4 years ago
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lottey asks,“Where would you recommend for first time goes to Poland?” over 3 years ago
Holger Dieterich asks,“I hear Polish car rentals are cheaper than German ones. Can you recommend a car rental for a trip from the German-Polish border (e.g. Frankfurt/Oder) to Kwydzin?” over 5 years ago
alejestem asks,“What is the best region to start in for a first trip to Poland? What cool places are there to visit in this area?” over 6 years ago
Myiab asks,“How easy is it to get around without knowing a word in Polish?” over 6 years ago
Paulie asks,“Going to Poland on Friday. I'm staying in a small town near the Ukranian border. Anyone know of any place to find nightlife (bars/clubs)? I may need a break from my folks :)” over 6 years ago
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