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The charm of the Old Town in Warsaw Posted by on Jan 28, 2022

With a labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets, picturesque plazas with plenty of old world charm and ornate tenement facades, it is easy to understand why the Old Town in Warsaw is such a popular tourist area. But did you know that The Old Town Square (Rynek Starego Miasta) had been reduced to a pile of…

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Do you know all 16 voivodeships of Poland? Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

The voivodeship is called in Polish województwo (plural województwa). Did you know how many of these high-level administrative subdivisions are in Poland? The Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998, which went into effect on January 1st 1999, created sixteen new voivodeships. These replaced the 49 former voivodeships that had existed from July 1st. 1975. Today’s voivodeships are mostly…

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Spectacular beaches in Poland Posted by on Aug 30, 2021

Summer is almost over, but there is still time for beach vacation! Plus, today is National Beach Day! Do you have favorite summer beach destination? There are so many beautiful beaches in Poland, some more popular than others, but all of them just spectacular. The Polish coastline boasts white, long, sandy beaches. They have great…

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Do you know how Warsaw got its guardian mermaid? Posted by on Apr 27, 2021

Warsaw mermaid by the river

I’m pretty sure that most of you, who visited Warsaw, noticed different mermaid statues, carvings and paintings. They appear everywhere. Feisty and beautiful, this fish-tailed creature is called Syrenka, the guardian mermaid, The Mermaid of Warsaw! You may wonder, where did she come from? Well, there are two different stories. First one is about Prince Kazimierz. While hunting…

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