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10 Reasons to love Poland

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.

 

  1. Delicious food

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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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7. Shopping

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!

 

8. Entertainment

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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60 replies
  1. Fabia
    Fabia says:

    This sounds amazing! Is there really places to downhill ski in Poland as well!? That would be such a great opportunity to maybe go skiing and not be broke afterwards 😂😍 thanks for sharing! Love from Germany

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      There are many places to ski in Zakopane. I did not go there for skiing but definitely want to try as well :D!
      And yes, it’s the best way to ski without being broke 😂. Love from Copenhagen 😍

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  2. minnesotayogini
    minnesotayogini says:

    Awesome! Sounds lovely! I’ve always been interested in traveling to Poland, this made me want to even more!

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  3. tatumskipper
    tatumskipper says:

    Are you talking anywhere in Poland or somewhere specific? I have hear a lot of the cities there are amazing so I’m sure its all of that country! I can’t believe it has so much to offer. The parties are suppose to be crazy! Need to go ASAP.

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      I visited from the North to the South of Poland, and everywhere is amazing! The parties are crazy there because it’s so cheap to drink 🙂 Looking forward to hearing your experience in Poland 🙂

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  4. traveltorgeir
    traveltorgeir says:

    Poland truly is a wonderful country, an as you as you mentioned, very cheap. I have only been to gdansk and Sopot, but loved it. The solidarity Museum in Gdansk I found very interesting. But There are a bit too many Norwegians in Gdansk I think thou. I could even get Norwegian menus at restaurants 🙂

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      I think Gdansk is famous as a relaxing place with beaches, spas, bars, etc., so many foreigners come there to enjoy. Getting a Norwegian menu there is a good point to notice! I got English menu :D, and they speak really good English as well.

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  5. rhiydwi
    rhiydwi says:

    I visited Poland for the first time in January (specifically Kraków!) and already can’t wait to go back! Everything you’ve written in this list is SO true. As a vegetarian I was pleasantly surprised with how many delicious options were available for me. Pierogi is my new favourite thing in the whole world! I can’t get enough of it.

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  6. Ticker Eats The World
    Ticker Eats The World says:

    Some of my good friends from college are from Poland and I still haven’t been there. Have heard so much about Polish food so I think it deserves to be on the top of the list. Great compilation about an often underrated country that so so much modern history and heritage and is a fun place to hang out too.

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      I was curious about this country because none of my friend has been there, except Polish friends. I went there and it was amazing! You should definitely give it a try 🙂

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  7. Joanna
    Joanna says:

    I have a friend who moved to Poland from India and he keeps inviting me to come over for a visit. Poland looks like a great place to see, with the low prices, stunning architecture and delicious food. It’s impressive how cheap alcohol is there as well!

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  8. ilive4travel
    ilive4travel says:

    I visited Krakow a few years ago and had an amazing time. The food was great and I drank so much vodka, especially on the vodka tour I did!! A great country that I would love to see more of 🙂

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  9. Jackie Taylor
    Jackie Taylor says:

    I definitely agree that Poland is an amazing country! I visited Gdansk for the first time last summer, and it was honestly one of my places in Europe. Great list!! 🙂

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  10. FS Page
    FS Page says:

    If the reasons you have listed are all true, i have no doubt it easy to fall in love with poland. I am aware of some of the history of the place due to world wars and that is definitely something worth visiting for. BUt the nature and goodness of people makes it even better to plan a visit. I am glad you got this opportunity as expat.

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      For me Poland is a perfect place to visit for any reason, such as history, nature, architecture, etc. I’m so in love with Poland because of all the reason listed 🙂

      Reply
  11. Ro from The Travel Captain
    Ro from The Travel Captain says:

    Poland sounds wonderful. I had no idea the landscapes were that diverse. I’ll definitely have to try the affordable shots when I get a chance to visit 🙂

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  12. Mandy
    Mandy says:

    My friend just moved there and I’ve been considering going! This makes me want to go more, especially learning how affordable it is! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    I really like this post 🙂 It’s concise and informative and I’ve wanted to visit Poland for a while, so it was also interesting to me on a personal level! Do you blog in two languages?! Give me some advice on how to do that!!

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  14. PutovanjeSaUkusom/SavouryTrips
    PutovanjeSaUkusom/SavouryTrips says:

    Yes this post is very useful, thanks for sharing 🙂 . Do you remember which traditional dishes are the one that you liked so much?

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  15. tendelle
    tendelle says:

    What is the partying scene like there? Like what kind of clubs, music? Love that it’s cheap :p Would love to go there and explore the nightlife scene! Great post =D

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      I did tons of parties there and I was not sober enough to take pictures. You can find different clubs with different types of music, such as Latin music, Polish music, Pop, etc.

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  16. Hot Foot Trini
    Hot Foot Trini says:

    You really surprised me when you said that the Polish landscape has everything you could wish for. I would have loved to see more photos of the physical landscape. Cheap beer and food is also a good thing.

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  17. Rachel Godzin
    Rachel Godzin says:

    Looks awesome! Pierogis are so good, I can only imagine what they’re like in Poland. Did you go on that ferris wheel? Looks cool!

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  18. xtralush
    xtralush says:

    I’ve been wanting to visit Poland recently because I’ve made some friends that are from there. You’re post made it crystal clear why I should visit that beautiful country!

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  19. Judy
    Judy says:

    what a lovely list! Poland is definitely on my must visit list but I never knew there was so much to this place; definitely very excited about the food and the prospect of having such cheap drinks haha

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  20. Bhushavali
    Bhushavali says:

    I badly wanted to visit Warsaw when I was in Europe. Sadly I missed travelling to Poland! Rightly as you said, a couple of my friends who have been there, told me that its much more economical than Western Europe!

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  21. Only By Land
    Only By Land says:

    You given a lot of good reasons here to visit Poland, it should be next on my list really!! Cheap nights out and friendly people are hard to beat. It does look beautiful and your Instagram shots prove it!

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  22. Melbtravel
    Melbtravel says:

    I love Poland and it sounds like you had an amazing trip. I have been to Poland a few times and I could completely relate to your post, especially about Gdańsk. I really enjoy reading about the history in Poland and I can’t believe how cheap and good the food is 🙂

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  23. Jen Morrow
    Jen Morrow says:

    I love pierogi and cabbage. I knew Poland was inexpensive, but those prices are just so low! The architecture is so beautiful, and I would love to visit the museums around the region.

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      I love pierogi as well 🙂 Before coming there, I knew that the price was cheap, but did not know that it was that cheap! You should visit the museums for sure. You can visit them for free in some days 🙂

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  24. Probe around the Globe
    Probe around the Globe says:

    I totally agree with you on all 10 points! I’ve been to Krakow and Zakopane too (dec.) and I loved it. I do not understand not more people visit lovely Poland, but hopefully your post will help open people’s eyes!

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  25. Gareth
    Gareth says:

    While you’ve done a great job of compiling reasons to visit Poland, I don’t think you needed to stop at ten! Certainly, my time there was amongst the best I’ve had in Europe and I always found the people to be exceedingly warm. And yup, Pierogi is one of the best local dishes in the region

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    • Expatolife
      Expatolife says:

      Those are top ten reasons that I love about Poland. And yes, there are so many reasons to visit this beautiful country. Poland is also amongst the best countries I’ve been in Europe as well.

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  26. Kathy - Walkabout Wanderer
    Kathy - Walkabout Wanderer says:

    I spent new ear in Poland and loved it. I was amazed at the shot bars there. The tiny spaces that were turned into bars. I also had an amazing time with the local people. I really recommend Poland to every one I meet.

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  27. FS Page
    FS Page says:

    I feel its difficult not to like Poland after reading your blog. It seems to have variety of experiences and being low on cost i am pretty sure there will be more people wanting to visit it. I wish you had more photographs to put, it would have given me a first glimpse of this beautiful country.

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  28. Olivia
    Olivia says:

    Amazing post! I do agree that Poland is incredible and so beautiful! I love visiting my friends and explore this amazing country:) I usually stay in Warsaw because my friends live there. They always take me to some interesting spots in the city. Last time it was my birthday so we went out to this bar called Bubbles. I was just delighted. They offered so many champagnes, that I didn’t even hear about most of the names:) And the dinner was delicious. I had so much fun:)

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