Useful information for the visitors of Poland

Useful information for the visitors of Poland

Poland is situated in the center of the old continent and in the past few years has become a very popular  tourists destination. The beauty of this country can be admired in the old cities, in the nature reserves and national parks as well that can be found throughout the country. Its center is divided in the low lands found in the north and the high lands. In the south we meet the Tatras and the Carpathians, this being an ideal place for practicing different sports and learning more about ... [ read more ]

Hel Peninsula in Poland

Hel Peninsula in Poland

Of 34 Kilometers, Hel was the center of the herring trade in the 12th century. The Hel city at the tip of the Hel Peninsula leads you to Pucka Bay and Baltic Sea which are on both its sides. This place has beautiful beaches, where you can rest your toes in soft sands that feels like silk and you can run along the shores where pretty resorts are intermittently located. Many authors, artists, rich professionals come here for a short getaway between the times of WWI and WWII. Jurata has many va... [ 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 ]

Useful Polish Phrases for Travel

Useful Polish Phrases for Travel

‘Tak’ is the Polish ‘yes’, to express ‘no’ you say ‘nie’, pronounced as ‘nyeh’. The Polish said ‘OK’ by saying ‘Dobrze’. Beyond the yes and no, we may want to ask some simple questions when the time and opportunity arise. For example, if you want to ask ‘What’ you say ‘Co’, to ask ‘Where’ you can say ‘Gdzie’ or ‘guh’. To ask ‘when’, you can ask ‘Kiedy’ and this is pronounced as ‘key yeh dey’. Why and how, so for ‘who’ you say ... [ read more ]

Artistic Poles that Ever Lived

Artistic Poles that Ever Lived

Wonderful culture in theater, writing and music is what Poland is well endowed with. The Poles could have been thorn emotionally with their national struggles, the Second World War and the Holocaust. One hundred and fifty years had passed but the haunting feeling still remains. Literary Tradition of Poland The major Polish literature was in Latin and it was so until the early 18th century. One of the greatest poet is Czesław Miłosz who is also a prose writer as well as a translator. The cl... [ read more ]

Much about Poland

Much about Poland

Before you decide that you would like to visit Poland, maybe it will be useful to know some interesting things about the ninth largest country in Europe - Poland. For example, there is a popular name for dogs in Poland, it is 'Burek' which directly translated to the color browish-grey. In Poland, the birthday is not the most important, but rather a person's name day. There are many natural resources possess by Poland, namely the natural gas, salt, arable land, sulfur, silver, coal, copper, lea... [ read more ]

Top Things to Do in SZCZECIN

Top Things to Do in SZCZECIN

One of the top attraction in Szczecin is the Waly Chrobrego Promenade. In German, it is called 'Hakenterrasse'. It offers the great views on Oder river and the port. Do visit the Maritime Museum, Muzeum Morskie in the center of Waly as it houses some historical artifacts of the city and  big collection of African and maritime artifacts. It is a scenic and historic walking area as well as for hanging out. It is only 1.7 miles from the city center. On the upper terrace, there is also a reminder... [ read more ]

Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

The tallest building in Poland and 8th tallest in the EU is the PKiN or the Pa?ac Kultury i Nauki/ The Palace of Culture and Science was originally the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science but when Stalin was revoked and 'destalinized', it remained only Palace of Culture and Science, now celebrating its 187th tallest building status in the world rank. Collegium Civitas The function that it serves today is as an exhibition center and office complex. It is 231 meters tall and it has a... [ read more ]