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Archive for November, 2010

Etiquette in Poland Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

Poland is fast becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination especially amongst young travelers and backpackers. Poland’s cultural heritage is diverse with its fusion of east-meets-west, and is home to many historically significant towns with distinctive architecture. When you take into account that it also has a great many skiing and Baltic beach resorts, as well…

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Getting in – Visas Posted by on Nov 26, 2010

The first time my husband and I went to Poland together, a customer service representative at Boston International Airport asked my husband: “Do you have your visa to Poland?” We both looked at her very confused and said that he does not need one. The woman said: “Ok, let me double check…” She started checking…

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Warsaw Airport Posted by on Nov 24, 2010

Today I wanted to share some basic information about Warsaw airport (lotnisko) for all of you flying to Poland. The Frederic Chopin International Airport in Warsaw is by far the biggest in Poland, covering 834 hectares of land (comparing it to US airports may not seem like a big area) and handling about 50% of the…

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The Polish School System Posted by on Nov 19, 2010

When I was a student in Poland, the school system was slightly different than it is today. The present educational system in Poland was introduced in 1998/1999. Many things were changed concerning administration, financing, inspection, supervision, guidance, teachers’ rights and duties. Pre-school education also underwent certain changes. According to the new Educational Act of 2002…

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Salt Mine in Wieliczka Posted by on Nov 17, 2010

There are so many interesting places to visit in Poland. Once in a while I will give you an idea about a new place. If you are in Kraków area you should definitely reserve some time to see famous Salt Mine (kopalnia soli). The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern…

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Amazing Upside Down House Posted by on Nov 17, 2010

Today I wanted to suggest visiting one very interesting place in Poland. The Upside Down House is a project created by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski, and is located in Poland in the tiny village of Szymbark. Rather than simply being a bizarre tourist attraction this house, managed to attract thousands of tourists…

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Advent and St. Nicholas Day in Poland Posted by on Nov 12, 2010

Christmas traditions in Poland are full of magic and meaning. The customs, which have been passed down through the centuries, are deeply rooted in religion, family and nature. People prepare for this big holiday during the four weeks of Advent. In Poland this is a time of fasting and prayer, of spiritual preparation for Christmas…

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