Poland What to Expect

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Traveling with Children in Poland 
Oswiecim, Malopolska Region, Poland
Oswecim is the original Polish name for the infamous site, Auschwitz/Birkenau, but it is a must see if you are visiting Poland or anywhere else in central Europe. I started with a tour that began in Auschwitz and ended in Birkenau and it was chilling. It was November 2006, but Poland was unusually warm for that time of year. I nearly lost it when I saw the children's clothes and the hair laid out as "fabric", but what was more haunting was walking into one of the women's barracks in Birkenau. It felt like it was perhaps 60* F outside, but as soon as I set foot inside the cabin, it was like walking into a freezer. You could almost feel the eyes of those poor souls on you. The smell of Birkenau was also a little eerie. Overall, if you are interested at all in seeing what evils people are capable of and more importantly how to prevent history repeating itself, put some time aside for visiting these concentration camps.
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Gdansk, Pomerania Region, Poland
During the summer, you can travel from Gdansk to Hel using a 'water tram', a kind of ferry. The tickets are very cheap, about 25 zlotys for the adults, students and small children pay half the price. The travel itself last about an hour. There are usually three courses a day - in morning, afternoon and evening.
There are also other locations to travel to, such as Chalupy and Jastarnia.
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Sopot, Pomerania Region, Poland
Favorite destination of polish yuppies and cool kids (especially from Warsaw). Suitable for a whole weekend party with its numerous number of clubs and pubs in a nice atmosphere of the then health resort.

check those clubs:
Soho, Mandarynka - the trendiest ones, a bit puffed up
SPATiF - a legend, cultish club of the artist society
Papryka - more alternative place than those over, many live shows, funk, dub, reggae.
Klub Atelier - unconventional club connected with an alternative theatre, many happenings
Club 70 - club with good old 60's 70's 80's disco (theme depended on a day)
Sixty9 - gay friendly, electro, disco, drum'n'bass also a good chill out, after party place
SFINKS - the only massive club mentioned here, once voted the best in Poland with huge selection of club music: progressive electro d'n'b jungle jazz idm hip-hop techno house breakbeat funk disco hc

hope this tip will help you avoid cheap huge discos that are here too.
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Oswiecim, Malopolska Region, Poland
As one enters Auschwitz one of the first thoughts, strangely, is that one should turn vegetarian... indeed Auschwitz feels like a systematic abattoir... the idea that it was one meant for men, women and children is a sobering thought with no comparison ... when you see the masses of hair, glasses, shoes, clothes and bags of victims behind glass panes, or when you see the point at which they were hoarded off trains into gas chambers, when you see the oven in which bodies were burnt and ashes disposed in a pond, or when you see the various ingenious ways of torture, execution and imprisonment ... there is little left to think ... you may perhaps shed a tear and walk around in shock, or you may click photos and view things with historical interest... but most visitors, as they walk this most famous (infamous) of the Nazi camps, for the most part remain strangely silent ...
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Swietousc, Pomerania Region, Poland
One shop, no discos, not so many annoying families with little children or people who came there to show off. It's tiny, it's peaceful but offers one of the most beautiful sandy beaches I've ever been too. Swimming under the cliffs that are 50m high is really unforgettable experience. Because it's not so popular among the tourists, sometimes it seems like the beach belongs to you (swimming naked in fresh baltic water - fantastic!:). You can also take your bike there and enjoy other beautiful sites of Wolin island. But in fact it would be better if you don't come around there - more place for me heh :D

Accommodation is very cheap - you can rent a small bungalow in the forest or you can bring your own tent. Not so very far from bigger towns (by car or by bus).

In June or in September you can hardly meet anyone there - perfect place to relax for a week or some after exhausting holiday :D!
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Gay/Lesbian Travelers in Poland 
Krakow, Malopolska Region, Poland
For cheap places to stay there are usually people around the train station offering rooms in private houses. You have to go to Wawel (pronounced Vavel) Castle. Some say this is the heart of Poland and it is the past seat of Polish Kings. There is also a Smok (Dragon) that lives in the tunnel underneath the castle. Two day trips you have to make are 1. Oswiencim (Aushwitz). You can take a train from the center of Krakow, to within a couple of hundred meters of the front gates. You cannot miss this testament to the horrors of the Nazis and genocide. 2. Wielizcka salt mines. This is another trip possible by the efficient Polish railway system. These salt mines have been in service for hundreds of years and are now a Unesco world heritage site. As the miners took the salt out they carved statues and even a cathedral into the caves. Really amazing. Don't forget to listen to the trumpter in the main square and to have a great time. Krakow is fantastic!
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Wroclaw, Silesia Region, Poland
There is a great movie festival in summer!!
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Katowice, Silesia Region, Poland
If you want to see the old town in Katowice, hmm....don't even think about it. There's no old town.
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Bialystok, Mazovia & Podlasie Region, Poland
One of the things you have to see in Bialystok is Branicki Palace (called Versaille of the North) with the garden (designed after Versaille gardens) and the park around - wheter it's cold or warm you will always meet people there ;)
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Kazimierz Dolny, Malopolska Region, Poland
If u interested in history of art u HAVE to visit that city! It is example of local version of renesanse. In past it was muliticultural city and still u can find examples of this.
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Dangers & Annoyances in Poland 
Krakow, Malopolska Region, Poland
For cheap places to stay there are usually people around the train station offering rooms in private houses. You have to go to Wawel (pronounced Vavel) Castle. Some say this is the heart of Poland and it is the past seat of Polish Kings. There is also a Smok (Dragon) that lives in the tunnel underneath the castle. Two day trips you have to make are 1. Oswiencim (Aushwitz). You can take a train from the center of Krakow, to within a couple of hundred meters of the front gates. You cannot miss this testament to the horrors of the Nazis and genocide. 2. Wielizcka salt mines. This is another trip possible by the efficient Polish railway system. These salt mines have been in service for hundreds of years and are now a Unesco world heritage site. As the miners took the salt out they carved statues and even a cathedral into the caves. Really amazing. Don't forget to listen to the trumpter in the main square and to have a great time. Krakow is fantastic!
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Wroclaw, Silesia Region, Poland
There is a great movie festival in summer!!
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Katowice, Silesia Region, Poland
If you want to see the old town in Katowice, hmm....don't even think about it. There's no old town.
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Bialystok, Mazovia & Podlasie Region, Poland
One of the things you have to see in Bialystok is Branicki Palace (called Versaille of the North) with the garden (designed after Versaille gardens) and the park around - wheter it's cold or warm you will always meet people there ;)
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Kazimierz Dolny, Malopolska Region, Poland
If u interested in history of art u HAVE to visit that city! It is example of local version of renesanse. In past it was muliticultural city and still u can find examples of this.
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Poland Health 
Jelenia Gora, Silesia Region, Poland
Love long trips to the unknown places
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Ustrzyki Gorne, Malopolska Region, Poland
this is a fantastic place on the ennd of the World :)
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Iwonicz, Malopolska Region, Poland
Beautiful mountanious health resort in south-eastern Poland, one of the oldest in the country (from 13th century). Small, quiet, great variation of wellness and spa therapy avalaible. Accessible by car or bus (closest airport Rzeszow - 90 km).
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Gdansk, Pomerania Region, Poland
Very beautiful, nice, old city at the Baltic Sea...Expect that city isituated in Poland there are too many Germans...hmmm
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Zamosc, Poland
my home town...its called as pearl of renaissance Its well known tourism city, perfect for those who want to spend a nice time there with sightsseing the city and near places like Roztocze...I love that city so much, here are many attractions for everyone...Just find out by yourself....
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