Poland

The beautiful Polish city that's only a stone's throw from Berlin

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Berlin is such a universe itself that I often forget how close other fascinating universes are, like Poland. Bydgoszcz is often referred to as "little Berlin", and I don't like comparisons like that but there are certain similarities in architecture, street art and well, pretty coffee shops between the two cities. But let's go back to the beginning. When I r[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Wroclaw, Poland

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Perhaps you caught my post a few weeks ago where I introduced you to a rather unknown Polish city, Poznan. I sung the praises of the city which is rich in culture, old architecture and great food. Today I'm about to do the same for yet another Polish city you may never of heard of, this time Wroclaw! Located just over 4 hours away from Berlin in the South W[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Poznan, Poland

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If you've never heard of Poznan, you're not the only one. Before I found the city on a map when looking for weekend trips out of Berlin, I'd never heard of it either. Poznan is the 5th biggest city in Poland, and it's under 4 hours away from Berlin, in the west of the country. By bus it's a breeze to get there, so we followed the unexpected and headed to Poz[...]

24 hours in Krakow: From Absinthe to Salt Mines

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From absinthe to salt mines, Krakow certainly surprised me! I knew absolutely nothing about the city before my flight. Literally not a thing... to the point where I was at the airport waiting for my flight and realised I had Euros... and Poland has the Zloty (zł) currency. Cue me quickly kicking myself and then doing a dash to the mad expensive currency exch[...]

Hotels We Love: andel's Lodz, Poland

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What does a hotel need, to feature in our Hotels We Love series? Well, obviously something extraordinary; something that no other hotel has to the same extent; something that lets you forget that you stepped out of your comfort zone and knee-deep into a foreign culture; something unexpected that leaves you in awe. When Katja and I made our way to Lodz in Po[...]

Warsaw's best bar

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It's probably no surprise that my favorite bar in Warsaw is a smaller place owned by some of my friends. Miasto Gadajacych Głów, or City of Talking Heads, is a "Dada cafe" featuring low lighting, good music, cheap libations, interesting and ironic decor, and great people. The crowd here featured a lot of young Polish folks, with a light smattering of expats [...]

Poland's best-kept secret: Hel

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Looking for a fabulous summer getaway that your budget can afford - yet fed up with crowded beaches that look like this...? When planning a relaxing beach holiday in Europe, you don't need to limit your options to the usual Mediterranean tourist destinations. Think outside the box, think... Poland! Hel is the name of a peninsula in Northern Poland [...]

A Case of Unusual Timing in Warsaw

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My last destination in Europe before I caught my flight back to the states was Warsaw, Poland. I was planning to stay in my friend’s flat, go out a few nights, stock up on some of my favorites Polish things, and relax into the idea that I was heading home. However, I arrived on the exact morning that the Polish president, his wife, and 94 others, many who we[...]

Do drink and travel: What to Taste in Poland

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Growing up with Polish immigrant grandparents, I had a lot of ideas what I would encounter when I actually had a chance to visit "the motherland." Prominent themes featured in these fantasies were food, alcohol, and babushkas. When I finally visited Warsaw over Christmas, I was not disappointed in any of these departments. It would take a small novel to desc[...]