Traditional Drinks in Poland

Traditional Drinks in Poland

If you do not know by now, the traditional Polish dessert is Gingerbread. The Polish traditional drinks are like Kompot or Compote, Oranzada or Orangeade,  Wodka (Vodka), Piwo (Beer), Nalewki (Liqueurs) and Miod pitny (Mead). Today, we are going to talk about these traditional drinks and while you will be visiting Poland, you might want to try one or a few if not all of them. The first Compotes may contain spices, like cloves and mostly made with fresh or dried fruits. For example, in Polan... [ read more ]

The Bledow Desert in Poland

The Bledow Desert in Poland

There is an area of 32 square kilometers of sands in the Bledow Desert in Poland. It can also be found in the Klucze village. It is in the Silesian Highlands in the Silesian Voivodeship. Despite only 32 square kilometers, it is still the largest in Central Europe. All thanks to the melting glacier thousands of years ago. From the Middle Ages, 40 meters thick of sand layer, nowadays, there are even occurrence of mirages. Silesian Culture and Recreation Park In this large park of up to 620 h... [ read more ]

Skałka and what to see

Skałka and what to see

Want to see the gorgeous riverside sanctuary of Poland? Then you must go to Skałka, Kościół Paulinów, Pauline Church. This is one of the most important religious sites in Krakow. Historically, the King Boleslaw the Bold accused Stanislaw Szczepanski and had him beheaded. The reason was of treason but the king’s family was sort of under a curse and they tried to appease the spirit. Pauline Church was built and the royal family made regular pilgrimages at the church to atone for the mur... [ read more ]

Have a Wianki Krakow

Have a Wianki Krakow

What we called garlands, for the Poles in Polish they are the ‘Wianki’. This is the largest annual cultural event, with music and also performances. Besides having a competition for the most beautiful wreath amongst the ladies, there are other activities like fortune telling, burning of herbs and jumping over bonfires. The overall impression as well as the use of the artistic elements with a close reference to the tradition are evaluated during the garland competition. A little historica... [ read more ]

Holiday Destinations – Beskids

Holiday Destinations – Beskids

One of the more significant towns is the Makow Podhalanski or the Middle Beskid of Sucha Beskidzka and Myslenice. This is a place to escape from the city as it is a series of mountain ranges from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland. The Hoverla is the highest amongst the Beskidy. It is more than 2000 metres and can be found at the Chornohora region. If you enjoy walking, or hiking, it is simply a paradise as it has the best blazed rails and very charming mountain huts. Be soaked in ... [ read more ]

Extraordinary Eating Places in Poland

Extraordinary Eating Places in Poland

Abrams’ Tower in Wroclaw is one of such extraordinary medieval tower. Global music awaits you and if you have a special social occasion, its first floor has about 20 seating capaicity while the second floor is another 30. One good advantage is they planned in accordance to your budget and requirements, be it live music, parties, wedding events, business dinners, trainings, seminars or even bachelor parties. Abrams’ Tower can be reserved in advanced to suit your event needs. The pub calle... [ read more ]

Great Polish Artists

Great Polish Artists

Great talents like Jacek Malczewski had travelled many places such as Greece, Italy, Asia Minor, Paris and Germany. Finally he returned to Poland-Krakow and his is in particular good at folk life scenes and portraits. The January Uprising and the martyrdom of its participants moved him too. His style became mysterious with lots of angels and unreal creatures. He shifted to portraits of people in costumes that are exotic. The highlight is also of the Polish landscape. Jan Matejko is a painter... [ read more ]

Ski Resorts in Krakow

Ski Resorts in Krakow

Depending on how much time you are willing to do the transfers, Krakow has really many ski resorts to offer. Other than weather conditions, the traffic conditions such as off-peak times, you can pick from Lysa Gor or Rabki which is just within an hour from the Krakow airport. Lysa has two kilometers of downhill skiing. This place is great for snowboard breaks or short holidays since it is just two hours drive away and get on any of the three individual pistes as quickly as you can. There are... [ read more ]

Planning a Poland Trip

Planning a Poland Trip

The way to get to Poland can be by plane, by train, by bus, by car or by ship. If you are going by plane, there are extensive connections to Warsaw from Europe as it is the major air gateway to Poland. You can also get there to Krakow’s Jan Pavel II Airport. From central Europe, there are many available low-cost carriers and you can also check out other cities such as Poznan, Wroclaw or Gdansk. Getting ready the Zloty Zloty (zl) is the main currency use in Poland today. It consists of de... [ read more ]

Jurassic Castles in Poland

Jurassic Castles in Poland

The south of Poland has much to offer including the visit to Czestochowa. That is the place of spirits in the centre of Poland where you can check out the Black Madonna special painting. You might also wish to tour the Jasna Gora Monastery and try the guided tour of a Pauline monk. The next important sight is the Ogrodzieniec Castle near the Jurassic National Park. The Jurassic or Ojcow National Park is a limestone park. Horse Cabs Riding You can hire horse-driven cabs to get around in Pol... [ read more ]