Da Vinci in Krakow !

Da Vinci in Krakow !

Whatever opinion you may have of art it is no exaggeration to say that Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters in history especially in terms of influence and the fame that his work attracts hundreds of years after his death. What may surprise some people is that despite this recognition there are only […]

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

In the sleepy south of Poland lies a small town by the name of Oswiecim, a name that most people have never heard of. When the Nazis invaded Poland and the occupation of the country was complete then it was very, very common for the Nazis to German-ise the names of Polish places so for […]

Weather in Poland

Weather in Poland

Poland is a country that is often misunderstood. Believed by many to be much further to the east of Europe than it actually is, people wrongly associate the weather in Poland to be cold all year round. It is true that Polish winters are usually very cold with snow guaranteed but you are also guaranteed […]

Main Square

Main Square

Krakow’s “Rynek Główny” or Main Square is the beating heart of the city. Proud to claim itself as the largest Medieval square in Europe (the area is 200 metres squared) it is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The square is normally buzzing with activity especially in the evening when the bars and cafes are […]

Old Jewish District

Old Jewish District

Krakow has a rich history and nowhere can that be better felt than in the old Jewish district of the city at Kazimierz. Kazimierz is a district of Krakow that lies to the south of the Old Town and Wawel castle. The district has long been associated with the Jewish people with the first Jewish […]

Driving in Poland

Driving in Poland

Poland has many amazing places to see but not all of them are easy to see without a car. Most people experience Poland for the first time as a long weekend city break but if you want to see just how beautiful this country is then you will have to get out of the city […]

The Wawel Castle Complex

The Wawel Castle Complex

Walking distance from the Main Square lies Wawel castle and cathedral. For many Poles Wawel is a symbol of their patriotism and heritage and at times has achieved almost mythical status especially during Poland’s turbulent history and decades of occupation but there is plenty to admire and see for tourists who do may not feel […]

Arriving at Gdansk airport

Arriving at Gdansk airport

Gdansk airport (also known as “Lech Walesa airport”) is located only 10 kms/6 miles from Gdansk city centre. This makes airport transfers relatively cheap. There are several ways to get from Gdansk airport to the city centre. 1/ Airport taxi from Gdansk airport You can catch a taxi from outside the arrivals hall at Gdansk […]

Arriving at Warsaw airport

Arriving at Warsaw airport

Warsaw airport has two international airports. The main one is called Frederic Chopin airport which is situated about 10km/ 6miles from Warsaw’s centre. There are several options to get to the city centre. 1/ Taxis from the airport A taxi ride should take around 20 minutes and taxi fares are approximately 50 zloty. Usual airport […]

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