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7 Things You Can Strike Off Your Bucket List by Visiting Poland

Poland is the perfect Eastern European destination. Cheap flights there and a low cost of living means that for many people, spending a long weekend here is probably cheaper than it would have been at home! There are also cool vacation rentals, which means a place to stay is not a huge problem. However, you’re on holiday, so you don’t want to do the same things that you could at home, right? In this article, we’ll take a look at 7 things you can strike off your bucket list by visiting Poland. If you do even just one of these activities, you’ll make unforgettable memories of your trip to this […]

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All Saints’ Day in Poland | How Poles Celebrate the 1st of November

If you decide to visit any cemetery in Poland at the beginning of November, you will surely be taken aback by seeing that it is fully lit with thousands of candles and decorated with tons of flowers of all kinds (but mostly the Chrysanthemums). This is all because of the All Saints’ Day, a Polish tradition during which Poles from all over the country travel to their home cities to visit the graves of their deceased relatives. In Poland, the celebration takes place under the name of Wszystkich Świętych, which literally means All Saints. It is also quite common to hear people refer to this day as Dzień Zmarłych or […]

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Summer in Warsaw | Things You Can Do Only in Summer

The weather in Poland tends to get extreme. +35 Celsius degrees in summer, minus 25 Celsius degrees in winter… sounds pretty normal and usual to any Polish person. Summer in Poland holds one great advantage for all travelers: the days are veeery long, which means more time to discover the wonders of the country during the daylight hours. Also, Polish cities tend to make the most of it and offer a great variety of attractions like open-air cinemas, breakfast markets, beach volleyball tournaments, etc. Of course, there are plenty of things you can do during the winter season in Poland as well (oh, my beloved skiing!), but there are tons […]

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The 10 Best Craft Beer Bars in Warsaw

Poland has become the latest area in the world to see the powder-keg of the craft beer revolution explode in recent years. Warsaw has particularly welcomed the barrage of barrel aged ales and lagers with open arms. The city boasts over a whopping 25 craft beer bars within its borders and isn’t shy when it comes to showing off the craft of the country at its craft beer festival held every spring and fall. But don’t just take our word for it. Pour into some of the bars listed below when you visit Warsaw with a guided craft beer tour and get all the foamy goodness you can drink! With […]

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10 Ways Warsaw Will Completely Surprise You

One year ago, I made an incredibly spontaneous decision to move from my picturesque, movie-worthy, Los Angeles beach city of Palos Verdes, California to the unknown, “borderline-Eastern European ” (as we Americans think) city of Warsaw, Poland. Life was decent in good old, sunny Los Angeles: I was your typical, very basic California girl. I woke up at 5am every morning to work out, went to work, and ended my day with a swim or yoga. A natural-born foodie and craft beer & wine lover, I checked out the latest and greatest spots all over LA on the reg. Life was decent, not much to complain about: but I was […]

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8 Reasons to Spend New Year’s in Poland

Ahhhh… New Year’s Eve. The final evening to what has either been an incredible and fabulous OR dreadful and awful year. Oh and the promise of what 2020 can bring; the anticipation! As a decently well-traveled, Los Angeles native, now-living-in-Europe, social butterfly, I annually endure the age-old question: “Oh my God… how can I top last year’s NYE?” Never fear friends, I have the answer and it lies in the Central European country of Poland! Here’s 8 reasons why you absolutely have to spend your NYE in Poland! Krakow Old Town. Photo by: Hans Kool 1) The Poles Know How To Party As an American, I really thought I knew […]

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Free Admissions to Royal Residences in Poland

November may be the best time for History Lovers to visit Poland For the 5th time, four royal residences in Poland will offer free admission during the month of November in what is called in Polish “Darmowy Listopad w Rezydencjach Królewskich” (Free November in Royal Residences). This year, a group of four Polish Royal Residences – the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Royal Łazienki Museum, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów and the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow – make their collections open to public free of charge. On this occasion, the royal residences offer a free tour of historic interiors as well as many attractions associated […]

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Multimedia Fountain Warsaw 2016

Sirens returned to Warsaw and got engaged in the city life. They protect its citizens, and take care of the river and the nature around it. An important part of the performance is the story of Krystyna Krahelska, one of the city heroes, who died in the first days of the Warsaw Uprising. Her face was an inspiration for the statue of the Siren of Warsaw, standing next to the Vistula River. Cascades of lights and colours, amazing animations and incredible Jean Michel Jarre’s music merge together into this year’s performance “Sirens of Warsaw” at the Multimedia Fountain Park. For the first time, the show in Multimedia Fountain Park is […]

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