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41. Posted by salnsol (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

Hi, does anyone know the cheapest way to get (besides walking) from Barcelona to Poland or Prague?
we have 2 months to fill in europe before we start work yay! and we need a cheap country to enjoy.
thanks
Sal

42. Posted by irvken (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Does anyone know how well signposted the E9 footpath is from Braniewo to Fromberg (and onwards towards to Gdansk) amd how I might get more information about it?

43. Posted by Alicja (Budding Member 238 posts) 10y

Hello,
I was on vacations of course in Poland so I coulden't re-write you. I was in Wrocław and in Łódź and Zgierz for a few days.It was very nice time:).
Of course I'll answer to salnsol and irvken in particular messages.
If you have got questions,memories and opinion about my country,just write it to me or on the thread and I'll try to answer you.
Cheers,
Alicja

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 14, 2006 2:35 PM by Alicja ]

44. Posted by Navdata (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi:
When and were is the best time and places to see the Fall colors in Poland? Thanks.

Gary

45. Posted by BjornParee (Full Member 150 posts) 10y

Dear Alicja,

Just got back and I must say I loved Poland !! A very nice country with amazing cities Krakow and Warsaw. Also everything was very cheap and all people are very friendly.

Allready planning my next trip to Krakow becaus I just love the city and her area around.

46. Posted by nowa (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Alicja,
I am so glad found your post. My husband and I have a trip planned for Poland soon...like this Saturday! I have been wanting to go to Poland for years. While I grew up in the states, my family carried on many of the polish traditions. I even did polish folk dancing for 10 years!
Anyway, I have been reading about pick-pocketers and transportation.
Are the pick-pocketers that bad?
I will be arriving on Sat. at 10:30 pm. Will the buses be running or will I need to catch a taxi?
How long is the walk from the old town to the Kazimierz area?
Is is safe to walk at night?

Glad to hear that more people can speak English than the guide books say, as I know very little Polish (mainly foods).

Thanks
nowa

47. Posted by henrik67 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi Alicja

hope your well, my friend and I have just booked a trip to warsaw in february, felt this would be a really good time to see warsaw / poland at its "best". The original plan was that it was going to be a trip to see the country and its history, avoiding that related to the war, as poland appears to habe so much more tradition to see and explore, also include in the plan was to see a couple of football matches in and around poland but we have since learnt that this is highly unlikely so going to have much more time on our hands in and around the warsaw area, are there any areas or sites that you would recommend visiting, events or just general advice for that time of year you feel would be worthwhile knowing about?

regards

48. Posted by rweb (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

I stayed for one week in Poland in May, I was on a riding vacation at the Ksiaz stud (about 1h. drive from Wroclaw) where they breed the Silesian horses. Very nice place, nice people, although only young people spoke some English. And there was this beautiful castle only 5 minutes walk from the stables.
I found that Polish people were quite curious about us foreigners, I guess they are not that used to tourists yet.
I think you are right that people do not know much about Poland (and other eastern european countries). Too bad, people should go there and see for themselves. ;)

49. Posted by catriona (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

hi
friend of mine looking for accommodation in warsaw in september. hostel/ guesthouse that preferably is open all day. he has heard of places that have restrictions or curfews.
any help appreciated.
catriona

50. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting nowa

Alicja,
I am so glad found your post. My husband and I have a trip planned for Poland soon...like this Saturday! I have been wanting to go to Poland for years. While I grew up in the states, my family carried on many of the polish traditions. I even did polish folk dancing for 10 years!
Anyway, I have been reading about pick-pocketers and transportation.
Are the pick-pocketers that bad?
I will be arriving on Sat. at 10:30 pm. Will the buses be running or will I need to catch a taxi?
How long is the walk from the old town to the Kazimierz area?
Is is safe to walk at night?

Glad to hear that more people can speak English than the guide books say, as I know very little Polish (mainly foods).

Thanks
nowa

Hi,

Assuming you are talking about Krakow, I was just there. The walk from old town square to Kazimierz takes about 15 minutes, or you can get a tram. Its a bit further from the bus/train station. It should cost about 8-10 zloty in a taxi.

You should be safe to walk on the main streets in the old town and kazimierz at night if you are with your husband or other people, but if in doubt get a taxi.

I have met people who have been pickpocketed in London, Budapest, Prague, everywhere like that, and I have no reason to think Poland is any worse. You just have to be very careful with your stuff, especially in crowded places. Be super careful on trains, especially at night.

The nice thing I've found about Polish people, is that even when they don't speak much english, they will try to help you, for example with directions. But most people, especially younger people speak some English.

Clara