Poland Travel Guides for Backpackers

Five Things You Must Know About Italy

  Deciding to move to Italy for a year was not an easy choice since well, I have to admit that I haven’t been steady for the past six years. Been travelling and exploring for quite a while, so after having a study experience in Poland for half a year […]
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City Break In The “Sun Coast” Of Spain – Malaga

Have you ever thought of living in a city where the sun is up around 320 days per year? Well, until last year I was not aware there is such a city only 3 hours away from my home country, Poland! Intrigued? Keep on reading…   Last summer an opportunity […]
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Warsaw Top 10 Places You Need To See.

Warsaw, the capital city of Poland has been on fire for several last years! You can see a lot of modern buildings and skyscrapers under construction; many restaurants and cafeterias full of people; citizens jogging and riding a bike. Come and see for yourself!   When to come? The best moment […]
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How to enjoy your trip to Wroclaw

Cities like Wroclaw have been featured as a capital of culture but have not yet been invaded by enough tourists to take away the local and traditional feeling the city’s charm shares. The magic of Wroclaw is not only in the buildings and cuisine but also in the size of […]
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Viljandi – perfect place for a half-day trip in Estonia

Estonia isn’t the most popular tourist destination. Mostly it’s associated only with its capital – Tallinn, treated as a short gateway destination from Finland, or just skipped as not worth visiting (too small? too expensive?). As someone who loves such small, charming countries, not overwhelmed with tourists, I’ve never understood […]
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What to see in Roztocze in South-East Poland?

Most people visiting Poland choose popular, well-known locations. Some of them go to the cities willingly visited by tourists, such as Krakow, Warsaw or Wroclaw. Others spend a few days in the Tatra Mountains, in the land of lakes in Masuria or on the Baltic Sea. However, Poland has much […]
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Best places to go walking (actively) around Warsaw

When in Poland, make sure you use the walking possibilities not only out of the capital city in the mountains or on the coastline. Also Warsaw offers irresistible walking places with lots of wild nature and differenciated scenery. Check out these suggestions to suit every walking taste. North of Warsaw […]
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Top 7 traditional Polish dishes in Torun

Three years ago, exactly in these last days of January, I went for the first time to Poland to take part in o a volunteering project in the region of Kujawsko-Pomorskie. It was the best experience in life and up to now, I’ve been five times to Toruń, one of […]
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Krakow: 14 Great Places to Eat or Drink

Krakow has a huge selection of cafés, bars and restaurants and it’s generally very affordable to eat and drink out here. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite places (in no particular order): Bunkier Bunkier is a bar/café located right on the Planty (that’s the green belt park that […]
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The Ultimate Guide To Warsaw: Food, Art & Things To Do.

Warsaw manages to offer tourists a valuable European vacay at the same time being affordable – this is the reason why they love it. Being one of the former Eastern bloc’s capitals, the city has transformed dramatically over the years and became even more attractive for travelers: a wide range […]
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Top 4 places you must visit in Warsaw

Are you looking for a great destination to get away from your daily life? Do you want to see as much as you can in a short period of time? If your answer is yes, Poland is a great country with its capital to make it happen. Warsaw is a […]
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Gdańsk: Culture and Beaches on the Baltic Coast

Gdańsk is a port city located in the north of Poland, on the Baltic coast. It is the largest of the three urban agglomerations which make up the tri-city area (the other two being Gdynia and Sopot). It has beautiful architecture, a fascinating history and easy access to Sopot’s sandy […]
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8 places to visit in the city of Bor and eastern Serbia

Mining tourism exists in Serbia. There is one city in Serbia that many tourists refer to as a Serbian Disneyland. Did you know that there is such a thing in the world? Yes, there is, and its name is Bor. Anyone who comes to this city located in eastern Serbia, […]
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Surviving a Study Abroad in Budapest

  The City of BUDAPEST Probably one of the most cultural and historical cities in the world. Do not hesitate about its name: Which fun fact: it’s composed of two words representing the two parts of the city that conforms the capital of Hungary. The Buda side, mainly known by […]
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The Underrated Beauty of Poland

We all have our own bucket list of countries that we’d love to visit. Most of us are probably dreaming about traveling to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, to Italy to visit Rome, to Bali to relax by the beach, or to South Africa for a safari experience. However, […]
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Warsaw: sightseeing, public transport and tips

I’ve never had an aim to visit Poland. I wanted to visit the Czech Republic, Prague in particular. But one day in 2012 I had a reason to visit this country: my boyfriend bought a ticket to the concert of Coldplay which took place in Warsaw. And we decided to […]
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How to spend a perfect day in Warsaw like a local

Lazy breakfast at Charlotte A perfect morning starts definitely in this cosy French pastry named Charlotte. It's located in Warsaw Polytechnics district which is a favourite area of polish young people, hipsters, and elite. There is nothing better than sitting in front of the beautiful Barocco church, sipping a coffee […]
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Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. […]
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10 tips about travelling in Cracow

Cracow- the city of old dream. When we're planning to travel to some new country we're usually thinking about visiting a capital. Because there we are expecting to see the heart of the country. With Poland, it's another story. The heart of this country- definitely Cracow, the oldest city, with […]
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Ukraine: A city with the most beautiful view of the planet

                  I have visited many places in my life, (I think I visited enough for my age) and I have seen a lot of beautiful places in this world. But the most pleasant picture for my eyes in Ukraine is my hometown […]
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Slovakia: The Breath-Taking Lakes in High Tatras

Who Doesn't Like Surprises? I’ve decided to share this experience with you as soon as possible, till I feel the pleasure pain in my legs.    So what you should know about me in advance; I’m not a typical mountain girl but I truly love my fiancé, who is a […]
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Puszczykowo – the green heart of Wielkopolska

Out of the big city The big cities of Poland are one thing, but when it comes to relaxing the best places are usually hidden somewhere near them or just away. When it comes to talking about Wielkopolska everyone thinks about Poznan – a great city for tourist, however, this time […]
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lviv, Ukraine

If you’re planning a trip to Eastern Europe, be sure to visit Lviv. Haven’t heard of Lviv before? Boy, you’re in for a ride! They call Lviv the Western Capital, the Cultural Center and the Heart of Ukraine. All year round, the city welcomes thousands of tourists from Poland, Germany, […]
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Reaching Tahiti after 7 days of sailing

MINI GUIDE TO TAHITI DURING JUNE AND JULY Being the first ´’bigger island’ to arrive to by sailors, Tahiti can be quite overwhelming after months of sailing around very isolated islands in the Pacific. It is the island that many sailors consider the end goal, the place where there are […]
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Nightlife In Krakow

Krakow is repeatedly being presented as a cultural pulse of Poland, referring to architecture, historical sites, and a wide range of public performances. On the other hand, this lovely city treasures rich underground culture within its streets, as well. The very expansion of Krakow’s alternative scene appears as a result of […]
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Berlin: recent history and beautiful sight seen

Arriving at Berlin and at writing a blog Hi, guys! For my first text, debuting on writing a blog, I chose the incredible city of Berlin. I've been there on 2012 and I still fill it when I think about that great trip. It's was my first trip truly backpacking […]
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Why Ukraine is perfect choice for an exotic trip

Ukraine is the largest country in the region, but at the same time, it is the unknown heart of Europe. Now Ukraine is famous with boxers Klitschko, football player Schevchenko, Eurovision in 2005 and in 2017, with two revolutions – Maidans in 2004 and  2013-14 and known for undeclared war […]
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Discover Krakow’s Hidden Gems

The best places are often the ones hidden from view, the ones that require a bit of extra effort to find. When visiting Poland's beautiful cultural city Krakow, you would think that the beautiful Old Town Square with its lines of colorful houses was all that there was to contemplate. […]
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India Road Trip

Introductory Have you ever considered driving around one of the biggest countries of the world? Like China, Russia, the USA or… India? My boyfriend and I spent one month driving in India, visiting family and places. In this article I would like to share the adventures of the first week, […]
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Poland, Katowice: My city of modernity

Have you ever heard of Katowice, big city located in the south of Poland? Probably not. Or – maybe – once in your history you throwned a glance on flight schedule at the airport. In that case, you had noted: 'Katowice Pyrzowice Airport (KTW)'. Now, we have to know that […]
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Poland, Krakow: City of Culture

Poland is an often overlooked gem of Europe and Krakow is a real diamond. This medieval city filled with churches, cobbled streets and beautiful architecture is like something from a fairy tale. It's also very cheap and everybody likes cheap.

Russia to Slovenia by car

This summer we went to Slovenia by our car. The way from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) to Ribnica (Slovenia) was long, about 4 days, but amazing!  The route ran through Byelorussia, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. We visited interesting cities and places and fell in love with Poland (I tell you about it […]
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Things you need on your Instagram while visiting Lodz

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Poland? Vodka? Pierogi? Warsaw? Cracow? Unless you have already visited Lodz, I would dare to say that you have probably never heard of it. And there is nothing weird about it – despite it being fairly […]
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Morocco and Western Sahara

Today I will tell you about my adventures in Morocco, a country full of surprises. It was a really cold and damp February in Poland, and one day my friend came to me and said: “Morocco. In two days. Do you want to go?”. I didn't have to think twice. […]
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Poland: Krakow – The best tips to know before you go

**Useful to take in mind while reading the post 1 EURO = 4.25 PLN; 1 Pound = 5.00 PLN; 1 US Dollar = 3.8 PLN (approximate values); How to get there? From Krakow Airport (John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice) You have several options to get to the city centre […]
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Florence: Cultural Heart of Italy

Florence: Centre of Art and Culture (with great food and drink) [caption id="attachment_34923" align="alignright" width="300"] Sunset view from Ponte Vecchio.

The first thing to know about Florence is that the wonderful chocolate treats that take their name from the town are really only a winter thing. We were there in […]
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Poland with a budget – Tricity in four days

Poland with a budget – Tricity in four days Infusion of backpacking lifestyle and motherhood So you say you can't go because you have a baby now? You are a single parent and out of money? I used to challenge all young single people to travel and head to the […]
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Poland: Weekend in Pomerania

A lot of people when I say “I'm from Poland”, ask “oh cool, Warsaw or Cracov?”. Well, that can be surprising but we have in Poland few more cities, and my personal opinion- much more beautiful than Warsaw. Place that I want to write about today was my home, my […]
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[27/4] 1. Maastricht Binnenstad, Guided by a Local

20160905 Monday Last Saturday I went to a fitness aerobics activity held by the Taipei Government. Before stepping out of the door, I picked the pair of sneakers that I was going to wear for the day. As I dropped my sneakers to the floor, sand fell out from the sneakers. Then I […]
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Warsaw: Exploring a Foreign City

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland, a city that is enriched with culture and history. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of visiting the country my Grandpa grew up in and finding out more about my Polish heritage. On the 17th of May 2016, I was […]
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Nessebar, Bulgaria: A romantic walk through the wooden city

Where? Why? The city of Nessebar is situated in southeastern part of Bulgaria at the Black sea coast. It is, as one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, attracting travellers from all around the world by its magnificence and romance. The historical roots of the city are reaching to the […]
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Poland: HEL PENINSULA – The Baltic Sea

Hel is in the northern part of Poland, where there is a nice coast with the beautiful beaches and wide offer of water sports. The main advantage of this place is that the Baltic Sea is partially separated from the land by the peninsula. It makes the place safe but […]
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Krakow and Zakopane: Ancient and Snow-filled Poland

  Krakow- Zakopane: Ancient and Snowy Poland As a half English, half Polish girl with a mother who has always encouraged us to embrace our Slavic roots, I have spent a lot of time around the Malopolska area. My favourite places to visit is Krakow and Zakopane, two towns that […]
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Wrocław – European Capital of Culture 2016. Let me take you for a walk!

Looking for a good destination for a getaway weekend in Europe? You’ve heard about Kraków and Warsaw, but Wrocław…you don’t even know how to spell it? Let me help you, some call it WrocLove and I think it fits perfectly. Please, let me present you a city which with I […]
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Salzburg: Its Essence in a One Day Trip

During the past six months, I was living in Vienna (City number 2 in my top 3 of most amazing cities I ever have been). During my time there I had the chance to meet remarkable people from different countries and origins. Zuza one of my friends who is originally […]
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Old Town Prague: What to do

Why Prague? One of the many reasons I really insisted on myself to go to Prague for my Euro-Trip was because I knew about 5 people who wouldn't stop recommending it. I've always loved new places and wouldn't mind going to a place historically influenced by Eastern Europe (geographically, they're […]
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Poland: My hometown Toruń

Medieval churches and other buildings The Leaning Tower like in Pisa! Bargeman, music and frogs Nicolaus Copernicus monument Gingerbrads from Toruń Sunny Philadelphia Boulevard After sightseeing…   Toruń is a very charming town in Poland. It is located by the Vistula River, about 200 kilometers north from the coast of the […]
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The Big Island, Hawaii: 6 dreamy locations

The Big Island Hawaii: 6 Dreamy Locations.  As my plane to The Big Island descended upon the dramatic intersection of vast aqua seas and black fields of lava, I arrived at the intersection of excitement and apprehensiveness. This fear of the unknown suddenly gripping me. “Prepare for landing” Into this foreign […]
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Krakow- The Home of the Wawel Dragon

Krakow is probably one of the dreamiest and gorgeous cities you'll ever step into. There is magic everywhere- be it the streets, the castle or the small cozy bars. This dragon's city is a perfect mix of the ancient- with its medieval architecture and design- and the new- with its […]
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Winter in Warsaw

There are so many things to love about Warsaw. It's got so much history and character – you can see it in the streets, in the mix of architecture, and in the diversity and friendliness of the people. Just walking through the city is enough to win you over, with […]
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