Located in the eastern part of Europe, Poland is famous for its beautiful destinations and drinking culture.
Why should you visit Poland? Here are 10 reasons why Poland should be on your bucket list.
1. Delicious food
Polish cuisine is tasty!
Travelers can try meat dishes, especially pork, chicken, and beef (depending on the region), winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and herbs. Potatoes are used a lot in different meals.
If you go to Zakopane, Poland, you should try the traditional Polish smoked cheese, Oscypek.
2. Drinking in Poland – Party Kingdom
If you love drinking and partying, you cannot miss Poland!
You can buy cheap beers and shots with just four złoty ~ 1 Euro. The price of a cocktail is higher, but it is still affordable.
Some clubs will charge money to get in, but there are plenty of free-entrance clubs to go to.
3. Many beautiful places to visit in Poland
Before visiting Poland, I did not have any expectations. However, I was astonished and amazed by how beautiful this country is!
There are many beautiful places to visit in Poland, from beautiful coasts, hills, mountains, land of thousand lakes, to 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 beautiful resorts and beaches.
The countryside is also stunning! You can take a train and observe the beauty all the way.
4. Poland is cheap!
Are you traveling on a budget? Poland is an excellent place for budget travelers.
As I mentioned above, drinks are much cheaper than in other parts of Europe.
Not only drinking, but 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 exciting choices.
It’s easy to find cheap but excellent accommodation while traveling in Poland.
I stayed at Bubble Hostel when I visited Kraków. It’s lovely accommodation at a low price. Just 5 minutes walking from the train station, you can get to the Bubble Hostel located in Kraków Old Town.
There’s a kitchen where you can make your food.
Bubble Hostel also provides free breakfast, and you can drink tea and coffee all the time without any cost. I recommend you to stay there.
You can book directly from Booking.com with the link to the accommodation Bubble Hostel and read more guests’ reviews from here.
5. Polish are friendly
Polish people are welcoming.
I was hosted by 2 Polish girls when I visited Gdańsk, and they were friendly and helpful.
Also, 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
There are many impressive buildings in Poland. While Warsaw is famous for the Old Town, Krakow has its charm with Wawel Castle.
7. Great place to go shopping
Are you a big fan of shopping?
You can find many shopping districts with discounts and beautiful clothes from different famous brands. Also, local brands and local shops are great places to find interesting and unique souvenirs.
8. Different types of 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 spas there, but I would love to check it out!
9. Rich history
If you are interested in learning about World War II, you can visit Poland and feel sympathy for Poland’s losses.
There are many museums, such as the Warsaw Uprising Museum of Auschwitz concentration camp. You can see everything with your eyes in these places, feel and understand more about the history.
10. Transportation in Poland is easy to use
Public transport in Poland is excellent! Travelers can travel by bus, train, tram around with affordable tickets, ranging from three złoty to 5 złoty.
There are night buses, so it’s very convenient if you go out late and need to go back to your accommodation.