Located in the eastern part of Europe, Poland is famous for its beautiful destinations and drinking culture. Read this article and get inspired to plan your trip to Poland today.
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 definitely try the traditional Polish smoked cheese, Oscypek.
2. Drinking in Poland – 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. Many beautiful places to visit in Poland
Before visiting Poland, I did not have any expectation. However, I was totally surprised and amazed by how beautiful this country is!
There are many beautiful places to visit in Poland, from nice 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 nice resorts and beaches. The countryside is also really beautiful! You can take a train and observe the beauty all the way.
4. Poland is cheap!
Are you traveling on a budget? Poland is a great place for budget travelers.
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.
It’s easy to find cheap but excellent accommodation while traveling in Poland.
I stayed at Bubble Hostel when I visited 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.
There’s a nice 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.
You can book directly from Booking.com with the link to the accommodation Bubble Hostel, and read more reviews of the guests from here
5. Polish are friendly
Polish people are so friendly and welcoming.
I was hosted by 2 Polish girls when I visited Gdańsk, and they were really friendly and nice. 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?
There are various shops and malls for you. You can find many shopping districts with discounts and beautiful clothes from different famous brands. Also, the local brands and local shop 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 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. Transportation in Poland is easy to use
Public transportation in Poland is great! Travelers can travel by bus, train, tram around with affordable tickets, which range around 3 złoty to 5 złoty.
There are night buses, so it’s very convenient if you go out late and need to go back your accommodation.
*The article was updated on May 1st, 2018.