Gdańsk, Wroclaw, Krakow- places I hadn’t heard of until I moved to Europe. Despite having strong Polish heritage, the only memory associations I had with Poland were Warsaw and Aushwitz.
And now, after visits to all three, Poland is, without question, one of my favourite places in Europe. In fact, as I type this, I’m scheming a return visit to see the Christmas market in Warsaw if I happen to be in Europe during the lead up to the holiday season.
Heard of Poland, but not particularly inspired to move it to the top of your travel list?
An affordable destination with seriously stunning cities, great pierogi and cheap beer- need I go on?
Wroclaw, a city full of surprises and delights- affordable drinks, delicious and cheap eats, a beautiful town square and quirky gnomes stuck around the city. And by the way, in case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced VRAHTS-wahv.
Krakow, an unexpected gem of a destination. Beautiful architecture, friendly locals, good food, great culture and amazing affordability, Krakow is all these things and more. During the weekend, I couldn’t get over how beautiful all the pastel buildings were, how much greenery there was in and around city centre, and how interesting it was to see so many pieces of WWII history.
Gdańsk, a place I hadn’t heard of until moving to Europe, but one I can’t believe wasn’t on my travel radar sooner.
A beautiful city on the Baltic Sea, Gdańsk is often overlooked by travellers going to Poland, heading to Krakow or Warsaw instead.