Poland Travel Guides for Backpackers

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 to visit Warsaw is (not surprisingly) spring and summer. The beginning of the spring may be still a bit cold, thus I recommend you to come between May and September. May is the month of student’s festivals, so all the nightlife is going out to the riverside, parks and open […]
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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 the city which makes it entirely worth walking for those people who like to enjoy travel by walking and admire the surroundings. You can also move around using bike, taxi or tram, but I still believe it is much better being a pedestrian because you find the tiny streets that […]
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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 more to offer. One of the most beautiful but underestimated hidden gems is Roztocze. That land is located in the south-eastern part of Poland. There are no tourist crowds, no commercial souvenirs and no banal places. But you can find there a beautiful nature, peace and quiet mixed with the […]
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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 Kampinos National Park Located in the North of Warsaw, Kampinoski Park Narodowy, shorter: Kampinos, is the largest green area in and around Warsaw. It is about 50 km long from the East to the West (although its shape is more kidney-like than straight) and around 10 km from the North […]
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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 the main cities in the region, where I know many families and people who make me always rediscover this wonderful medieval city. As I am passionate about polish culinary tradition, I couldn’t help writing my first contribution about food. So, I invite you to discover some of my favourite Polish […]
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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 runs around the centre of the city). In the summer everything is open so it’s as close as you can get to drinking in the park (which, by the way, is illegal in Poland), and in the winter the whole place is enclosed in a sort of transparent tent to […]
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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 of museums, sights, galleries accompanied by a flourishing gastronomic culture will make your trip full of emotions. Most importantly, this destination won’t break the bank!   Art: Zacheta National Museum of Art It is definitely a worth-visiting place for the ones who want to cognize something revolutionary in modern art. […]
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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 capital city of Poland with a mixture of historic sites, modernity and green spaces. People like to say that Warsaw is like a Phoenix risen from the ashes. I’ve been in Warsaw before but it’s always been a short stop to get to the airport from central station and vice […]
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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 beaches – no wonder it was chosen as one of the European best destinations of 2017. And if that isn’t reason enough to visit, it’s also easy and cheap to get to. Getting a feel for the city As with most places, the best way to get to know the […]
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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, not all of us would write Poland on the list. Perhaps, one of the reasons why it hasn’t earned international attention yet is due to the lack of advertisements. A lot of countries become popular because of the films, books, and novels about them. Poland, on the other hand, is […]
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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 go there together and combine both countries: the Czech Republic and Poland in our trip. It was my first independent trip, without parents, without any travel agency. Everything we found by ourselves: tickets, places to stay, places to visit. And I gonna share this experience now. Below you can find […]
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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 and enjoying freshly baked goodies! Breakfasts are served during the whole day so that you can give yourself as much sleep as you need and never miss it. Every breakfast includes coffee, tea or an orange juice. I would recommend you to try their classic “Charlotte breakfast” with freshly baked […]
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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 long and rich history, with unique old architecture, the tastiest food, and never-ending nightlife. Cracow never sleeps, unlike some other cities in Europe. For me Cracow is a very special place, it's one of the places where I'm feeling myself like at home: safe, free and always loved. I have […]
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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 as it's my first blog here I've decided to take you on a journey around. I simply live nearby and in my opinion, it's worth visiting because you can come here for the weekend relax in a nice calm and peaceful area away from the big city noise. Puszczykowo – […]
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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 growing number of foreign students and inquisitive tourists. The Main Square – Rynek Glowny – is always overwhelmed with vigorous people that circulate from place to place until the morning, or even tomorrow afternoon. The beauty of the nightlife in Krakow lies in its diversity – from pubs to various […]
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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. You would also head to Kazimierz, the Jewish Quarter, and revel in its history and bohemian lifestyle. Although these are both things I encourage you to do, in reality, Krakow has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye. Upon closer look, it is a city offering a […]
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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 this beautiful city has something more than just a place where planes touch down. Katowice are known for three factors: touching history, incredible architecture and cultural events. Are you ready for the journey? Let's get it started! Katowice is a big town placed in southern region called 'Silesia'. What is […]
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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. The market building in The main square of Krakow, Poland What To Do Explore Schindler's factory Krakow, like all of Poland, is steeped in so much history and as a result has some wonderful museums. Many of these museums explore life in Nazi occupied Poland, one of the most famous of these museums in Schindler's Factory. […]
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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 100 kilometers from Warsaw, it's not the most popular place to visit. You won't find here any famous museums or important landmarks, and yet Lodz is what your Instagram (and your followers) need ASAP. So when you get off your plane in Warsaw, buy a super cheap train ticket (40 […]
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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 from Krakow Airport. Taxi (Fastest) – If you decide to take a taxi don’t pick the first taxi that you will see when leaving the terminal, unless you want a driver wearing a nice suit and driving a nice car. After living the terminal turn on your right and you […]
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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 corners of the earth, but now I think that's just too obvious. Of course you can go, and nobody needs to tell you this as it's all in your head whether you want to go or not. Having my situation change from a backpacker into a mother (single mother, if […]
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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 oasis, where I could rest and energize for another great travel. Now, living outside of Poland and hearing a lot of questions, I would like to tell you a little bit about the place that we in Poland call Pomerania. So Pomerania is one 16 Polish voivedeships, it lies in […]
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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 finally able to make that dream come true. I spent five days exploring the city and learning about the countries incredible history. In this article I have complied some of my favorite places that I managed to visit, and some advice on the best ways of getting around. Things to […]
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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 in the same time the sea is not very calm there, there is a nice wind and waves.   Jurata   To be honest last weekend I have visited this peninsula after a long time. As a kid I used to go there every summer and spend one or two […]
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