Category: Poland

From Babylon to Rajasthan, here are the newest UNESCO World Heritage sites; Meghan Miner Murray; National Geographic

These natural and cultural wonders, from ancient forests to lost civilizations, were recognized for their value to humanity.

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Around the world in 75 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; MSN

Poland – Old City of Zamość

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The Best Things to Do in Wroclaw; Corinne Vail; Reflections Enroute

Poland – Centennial Hall in Wrocław

Wrocław, pronounced “Rotes – slav”, is a beautiful Polish medieval city with a vibrant cultural scene. Looking at the restored buildings in the historic center one can imagine what life may have been like four or five hundred years ago, while sipping a nice Starbucks café latte macchiato! The view from this café is incredible and, of course, free wifi is always enticing. But we weren’t in Poland to check the pulse of globalization; we were far more interested in getting out and walking the city, and finding the absolute best things to do in Wroclaw. Along our walk we found dwarfs galore  and an enormous 360 degree panorama painting, markets, museums, as well as the best pierogies I’ve ever eaten.

It’s easy to see why Wroclaw was voted the Best European Destination of 2018! We totally agree. In fact, as you can see from our Poland travel blog and guide, we are just starting to scratch the surface of this large country. Even so, we’ve traveled to Wroclaw twice; the city has such a good vibe we just love going there.

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These Are 9 of the Most Essential Things to See in Poland; Alyssa Ochs; Trips To Discover

Poland – Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

With iconic castles, delicious food, and landscapes that can accommodate a ski trip or a beach vacation, Poland is one of the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. There are over a dozen UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this small country, as well as affordable accommodations, a fun nightlife scene, and breathtaking views. The cities are artsy and full of energy, while the countryside is romantic and rustic. This year, experience a different side of Europe and check out these top things to do in Poland!

Main Market Square, Krakow

Krakow is a must-visit city in Poland that pretty much every first-time visitor falls in love with. Here you’ll find cobblestone streets, traditional pubs, people selling flowers, and manageable crowds. The Main Market Square is an ideal place to start your exploration of the city. It’s known as Rynek Główny and is a large medieval town square. Cloth Hall is at the center of the Main Market Square and was rebuilt in the 1500s.

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Photos of the Most Colorful Towns in the World; Meghan Jones; Reader’s Digest

Poland – Old City of Zamość

From the mountains of Morocco to the beaches of Australia, these stunning, multicolored metropoles will make you want to pack your bags.

Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands,” is the name given to not one but five stunning villages perched along the Italian Riviera. Each village has its own character, but they all boast an incredible array of pastel-colored houses. Cinque Terre is situated inside a national park near Tuscany, so cars are a rare sight! Most of the 2.4 million tourists who visit per year arrive by boat. Once they get there, they mainly walk, taking in the sights of the Riviera along the seven-and-a-half-mile hiking trail. Check out some of America’s most picturesque hiking spots.

Kampung Pelangi, Indonesia

In Kampung Pelangi, it’s not just the houses that are rainbow-colored. Everything from the awnings to the fences in this village is bedecked with rainbow hues. In mid-2017, the town underwent a major makeover in hopes of drawing more tourists. According to Architectural Digest, every house in the village was required to have no fewer than three colors represented.

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101 uses for marrow (plus a herd of very rare European bison, some UNESCO World Heritage sites and stuff); David Walker; Travel Blog

Poland – Centennial Hall in Wrocław

#23 – Slice the marrow, sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil, then grill for ~20 minutes. Serve with grilled ocypki and cranberry sauce (ocypki is Polish smoked sheep’s cheese).

There are few reasons for an alarm to be waking you at 2:30am. That’s more a time for going to bed than getting up. One of the reasons I would, and did, get up at that time, would be the chance of seeing a magical animal. I’ve had a thing for bison ever since seeing one in High Park in Toronto. That one was in a pen, which made me quite sad as it was such a huge majestic beast. I later found out that we have bison in Europe, but not many. There are about 2500 in the wild, most of which are in Poland.

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Lower Silesia, Poland: 11 great places to see; Pavlo Fedykovych; CNN Travel

Poland – Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica

It’s an unsung region in the heart of Europe, but Poland’s Lower Silesia is packed with natural wonders, historic cities, splendid palaces and unsolved mysteries.
This southwest corner of the country has undergone a cultural change since World War II when the predominantly German-speaking province of the Free State of Prussia became part of the Republic of Poland.
Its rich and sometimes hard history makes it a fascinating region for exploration and one of the most interesting parts of Poland to visit. Here are 11 highlights to kick-start a tour of Lower Silesia.

1. Wrocław

With beautiful fairytale architecture and a picturesque Old Town, Wrocław is a standout not just of Lower Silesia but also Poland as a whole.

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