I had a great opportunity to visit Poland in February 2017. To me, Poland is a mysterious country because not many of my friends have visited there, so I was really curious about this country. Therefore, I took a trip to Gdańsk, Sopot, Warsaw, Kraków and Zakopane, and I was totally amazed by this beautiful country. These are 10 reasons why I fell in love with Poland.
Polish cuisine is amazing! I totally love every dish that I had in Poland.
There are many meat dishes there, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region), winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and herbs. Potatoes also play an important role in the meal. If you go to Zakopane, Poland, you should definitely try the traditional Polish smoked cheese, Oscypek. Pierogi is also my favorite dish.
2. Party Kingdom
You can buy cheap beers and shots with just 4 złoty ~ 1 Euro. The price for a cocktail is more expensive, but it is still affordable. Some clubs will charge money to get in, but there are plenty of free-entrance clubs to go.
If you love drinking and partying, you cannot miss Poland!
3. Beautiful country
Before visiting Poland, I did not have any expectation. However, I was totally surprised and amazed by how beautiful this country is!
In Poland, you can find any kind of landscape. There are nice coasts, hills, mountains, land of thousand lakes, and Błędów Desert. Therefore, you can do everything here! Love hiking or skiing? You can go to Zakopane to visit the Tatra Mountains. Love swimming? Gdańsk is for you with nice resorts and beaches. The countryside is also really beautiful! You can take a train and observe the beauty all the way.
4. Affordable price
Are you traveling on a budget? Poland is definitely a place for you. As I mentioned above, drinks are much cheaper than another part of Europe. Not only drinking, you can also save some money by eating at Milk Bar. Food in Milk Bar will
cost you less than 20 złoty ~ 5 Euro, with interesting choices.
Also, you can find cheap but excellent accommodation which is newly built. I stayed at Bubble Hostel when I was in Kraków. It’s a lovely accommodation with cheap price. Just 5 minutes walking from the train station, you can get to Bubble Hostel which located in Kraków Old Town. They have a pretty cute kitchen where you can make your own food. Bubble Hostel also provides free breakfast, especially you can drink free tea and coffee all the time without any cost. I totally recommend you to stay there.
5. Friendly people
Polish people are so friendly. I was hosted by 2 girls when I visited Gdańsk, and they were super friendly and nice. You can always ask people if you get lost or don’t know where to go. Polish people are so easy to talk to, and yes, to party too 😉
6. Breathtaking architecture
If you visit Kraków or Warsaw, you can see that many constructions are conducted. For example, you should visit the Wawel Castle in Krakow or the reconstructed Old Town in Warsaw. The architecture in Poland is truly beautiful, and I’m totally in love with it.
Are you a big fan of shopping? – There are various shops and malls for you. There are many shopping districts with discounts and beautiful clothes. You can find all the famous brands in Poland. There are also local brands and local shop where you can find many interesting things. I had a nice time going shopping there!
If you are looking for a place for relaxing and chilling, you can find many spas and resorts in Poland. I haven’t tried any kind of spas there, but would love to check it out!
9. Rich history
If you are interested in learning about World War, you can visit Poland and feel the sympathy for the losses that Poland suffered. There are many museums such as Warsaw Uprising Museum, or Auschwitz concentration camp. In these place, you can see everything by your eyes, feel and understand more about the history.
10. Convenient transportation
I love the transportation in Poland. You can travel by bus, train, tram around with affordable tickets, which range around 3 złoty to 5 złoty. Also, you can take transportation 24 hours. There are night buses, so it’s very convenient if you go out late and need to go back your accommodation.
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