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Travel to Poland

A comprehensive budget travel guide to traveling around Poland with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost info


WAW – Europe’s hidden gem airport

The more you travel, the more you come to appreciate the modest perks you can grab on the way. Your airport rituals and routines begin mattering more and more, if...


Warsaw to Poznan by Train that I might have just missed

My first Euro-trip 2011 and on the 2nd day itself I decided to visit Poznan. It was already in my list of places to visit in Poland while I was preparing my itinerary...


The quiet queue

Last February I visited Auschwitz Memorial and Museum (Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau). I took this photograph in a corridor. Is full of people but in this moment...

Underground History: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

I am unashamedly a huge fan of salt. Salty meals, salty snacks, salty bath products, salt on its own. I was extremely excited to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine in the...

12 Days of Summer in the Austro-Hungarian Empire – Part IV

Our next destination was Wieliczka Salt Mine. After over three hours of tour and 800 steps into the underground, we were astonished by the chambers, statues and a...

12 Days of Summer in the Austro-Hungarian Empire – Part III

We made a quick stop, about 30 minutes, in Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. There we visited the 'Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed...


One Way Ticket to Hell

This wagon was used to transport thousands of jews and other war prisoners to Auschwitz, about 100 people each time. They had to travel on their feet, smashed against...

12 days of Summer in the Austro-Hungarian Empire – Part II

At the end of a shaky night in the train coming from Prague, we arrived in Kraków’s station at 6:30 a.m. Soon after, a friendly polish taxi driver found us and became...

InterRailing in Europe II – Night Sleeper Train from Krakow to Vienna

There’s a unique sense of bustle and excitement when boarding a night sleeper train, especially in a foreign country. I know it’s mainly down to the cultural...


Random spare notes on how to go from Bratislava to Minsk, via Warsaw

Bratislava, any given Friday, 10.50 pm I prepare to say goodbye to a small group of old and new friends and board a worse-looking-than-I-had-imagined EuroNight train...

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