Doug and I traveled to Poland in November of 2013 as guests of the CamerImage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz. I’d always wanted to see what Poland was like and had made plans to travel there in the 1980’s. with an acting class that I was part of. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our trip because the Solidarnosz movement began and it was too dangerous. The photos in this Poland travel gallery are additional images from my trip.
I am happy to say that Poland today is an excellent destination to travel to. The people are friendly, the food is delicious, and it’s wonderfully inexpensive. You can have a 5 star meal for about $30.
After we left Poland we flew to Budapest and did a Christmas market tour that ended in Prague.
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Bydgoszcz, Poland Travel Photo Gallery
I loved our time in Bydgoszcz because it’s a small town that gives you more of a feel of Polish life. It’s charming and sophisticated with it’s Old Town Market Square, mystical Gothic Cathedral and stunningly modern Opera Nova opera house. You can walk on the Brda Riverwalk, enjoy traditional Polish food at the Karczma Młyńska restaurant built in 1873, or have a Zywiec beer at a local brewery. It’s the home of the international Camerimage Film Festival, which we attended in 2013.
Warsaw, Poland Travel Photo Gallery
The first thing we saw as we drove into the city of Warsaw from the airport was the Golden Arches peering out of a field. But the city is beautiful even though it was completely reconstructed after the war. Very little was spared. Old Town Warsaw was expertly rebuilt in every detail to the way it was. We stayed in a delightfully quirky hotel called the Castle Inn across from the Royal Palace and made use of a private guide to show us around. Because it was winter, we were the only ones who joined the tour and it was fabulous.
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Krakow Poland Travel Photo Gallery
I particularly loved the old city of Krakow. It’s a UNESCO Heritage site and the Market Square is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. It is also one of the few old cities in Poland that wasn’t destroyed during WWII.
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Polish inspired recipes
- Polish Sauerkraut Soup
- Polish Hunter’s Stew – Bigos
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Hotels in Poland
- Booking.com – Find a hotel in Krakow.
- Booking.com – Find a hotel in Warsaw.
- Booking.com – Find a hotel in Bydgoszcz
Flights to Warsaw
- Skyscanner – Find the most affordable flight to Warsaw on a search engine you can trust.
Car Rental in Poland
- Auto Europe – This site offers the best auto rates in Europe.
Tours in Poland
- Tour Poland – Book a tour on Viator to see the amazing sites of Poland.
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