Tag Archives: Poland

Girl on a Trail – on the way to Poznan

I tried to visit Poznan two times before, I had bus tickets being almost ready to go but then new opportunities to travel somewhere else popped out. I really don’t know what I can write on my excuse, as Poznan is a special place on the map of Poland. It’s the only city which is mentioned in Polish anthem. Poznan is an interesting city for a weekend trip, both in terms of culinary, leisure and sightseeing. Anyone can find something for themselves there’re ale lot of interesting activities, numerous architectural monuments, the famous Malta

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Ciechocinek – famous Polish spa

Personally, Ciechocinek, until recently, seemed to be the place straight from the famous film “Back to the future”, but with one exception, to the communist past. Specific architecture, old clinics, pools are the typical things from the past times. This famous spa is about 200 km from Warsaw, so I decided to take a short trip to confront my ideas with reality. The vast majority of tourists are patients who have come here for treatment. Ciechocinek has a large reservoir of brine used in the nervous, circulatory or respiratory diseases treatment. The origin of

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Warsaw – 1,2,3… bungee

Everyone has had a falling dream even once. I’m not superstitious and I don’t believe in dream interpretations but reportedly it connects with an anxiety of losing control over a particular aspect of  life. Fortunately I’m unfamiliar with such dilemmas but on the other hand lack of control of situation makes our life diversified and fascinating. Once in a while I realize that I need something new, unusual which will stick in my mind forever. Although I don’t like such dreams I’ve decided to try it in practice. The main difference between bungee jumping

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Sandomierz and the optimist’s stone!

Sandomierz is a picturesque town located on the seven hills, surrounded by loess gorges. However, not only beautiful landscapes invite to this place. Strolling along the Old Town streets, you can get the impression as if the time here has stopped. Sandomierz charm lies in numerous monuments and townhouses. What’s more, it’s leisure atmosphere, makes it an ideal place for rest. Medieval Gate The entrance to the Old Town is the Opatowska Gate, from top of which you can admire a beautiful view of nearby townhouses and the panorama of the Vistula river. Besides

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Torun – fabulous town

Torun (Toruń) is a mesmerizing city famous of its history, diversity and mysterious gothic buildings. Medieval, old town streets, townhouses built form red bricks, defensive walls and towers, located on Vistula river, create an unique atmosphere. Main part of the Old Town is the Town Hall. There, form the 40 m tower, we can admire beautiful view of surrounding old buildings. Just in front of the Town Hall, there’s a monument of the most famous Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus. However the most interesting, especially between the youngest tourists, is a little dog called

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Artistic Warsaw – murals

Warsaw keeps surprising me everyday. It’s nice to see how it transforms into modern metropolis which in my humble opininion can compete with other famous European capitals. This modernity relies not only on urban infrastructure development but also on public space diversification. Street art is one of these components which create city atmosphere. Interesting murals can be found in various places in Warsaw such as gates or walls. What’s more, they aren’t only art for art’s sake but also they present an alternative and interesting way of depicting Warsaw history and people who lived here.

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