Posts by Paul Z.

Visiting Nazi Bunkers in Mazury

The Masurian Lake District is best known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty created by undulating landscapes dotted with the region’s famous lakes. Visitors typically visit this region of Poland to relax and unwind in nature’s playground, with watersports, horse-riding, trekking, and other outdoor pursuits in abundance. Mazury is not typically on the trail of those looking to discover history, except …

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112 Years of the Most Dangerous Tatra Hiking Path

Hiking in the Tatras, in the south of Poland, is a spectacular treat. It’s filled with exhilarating vistas, invigorating paths, and spectacles of natural beauty. One of the most intriguing and well known trails, drawing those looking to experience the absolute best and extreme that the Tatra Mountains have to offer, is the Orla Perć trail, otherwise known as the …

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Is Poland Worth Visiting?

A land of contrasts: deep conflicting history mixed with striking city architecture; alpine heartlands with a smattering of UNESCO World Heritage sites; a unique culture in the heart of Europe forged on the crossroads of modernity and antiquity. Poland is, without a doubt, worth visiting. But it’s not often labelled as an obvious tourist destination. To pass by an opportunity …

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Off Camera Festival Krakow

If you want to experience a vibrant festival buzz, where new talent meets cinematic art, then you need to make sure you’re in Krakow between 27th April and 6th May. The Off Camera Festival is coming to the city once again, and the headlines are already making waves to build excitement. Described as the ‘festival of festivals’, it’s one not …

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Poland for Backpackers: Best Trekking in Poland

If you imagine Poland you might conjure up images of beautiful and impressive cities of culture such as Krakow. You might think of post-Communist history in Warsaw. You might rest for a while with thoughts of Auschwitz, or expect late night clubbing scenes. What you might not expect is some of the very best trekking in Europe, here on Poland’s …

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The Black Madonna – Our Lady of Czestochowa

For Catholics and Orthodox Christians, The Black Madonna at the Jasna Góra monastery in Czestochowa is a world-renowned pilgrimage. For Poles themselves, this is the centre of Polish Catholicism. This city in Southern Poland nestled on the Warta River, has earned its place on the map for the miraculous powers attributed to this outstanding painting. Indeed, Jasna Góra is listed …

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History Buffs Love Poland – Here’s Why

Chances are, if you think of Poland you think of history, and with good reason. However, oftentimes it’s a narrow view of history: World War II, and with good reason. But Polish history didn’t start and stop with WWII. It was absolutely defining yes, and definitely a part of a history buffs trip to Poland should be discovering this part …

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Krakow, Auschwitz and Wroclaw, Poland

We left Warsaw for Krakow under the impression it would take about 4 hours to drive. What we hadn’t factored in was how bad the Polish traffic is. I honestly did not expect for there to be gridlock at all hours of the day, but there was! It took us forever to actually get out of Warsaw which was around 10:30am …

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Think Poland is Just for Grown-Ups? Think Again

You might be expecting this entry to be slimline, after all, Poland is the quintessential adult destination, right? Well, yes, Poland is a superb destination for adults, but it’s not exclusive. Poland packs a punch when it comes to offering something for kids of all ages, interests, and personalities. What’s more, the best Polish child friendly attractions are set against …

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