Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces called voivodeship.

Capital City:

Warsaw

Currency:

Polish Zloty

Total population:

37.75 million (2021)

Language(s) spoken:

Polish (Czech, Slovak, and Upper and Lower Sorbian)

Cultural dos:

Make an effort to reciprocate the generosity shown to you

Cultural don’ts

Do not speak critically of religious institutions or faith

Continent:

Europe

Three foods you need to try in this country:

  • Zurek (creamy soup)
  • Pierogi (dumplings)
  • Kotlet Mielony (meatballs with potatoes/sauerkraut)

Bonus

  • Flaki (tripe stew)
  • Kielbasa sausage
  • Makowiec (swiss roll with poppyseed filling)
  • Babka

What the country is known for :

  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Marie Curie
  • Tatry Mountains
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Bieszczady Mountains
  • Lazienki Palace
  • Teutonic Castle- World’s Biggest Castle
  • Amber

More About Poland

I visited Poland for the first time in 2023, after deciding to take a spontaneous day trip from the Czech Republic. This led to an unforgettable hiking experience at Park Narodowy Gór Stołowych. During the drive, I was enthralled by the mesmerizing tapestry of lush green forests, serene streams, and captivating landscapes.

Despite the language barrier, people on the trail were very friendly and welcoming, making the moderate hike a delightful journey. Each step along the trail became a picturesque moment, capturing the beauty of Poland in my gallery. The country beckons nature lovers with its diverse offerings, from pristine beaches and lakes to enchanting fairy-tale forests, rolling hills, and awe-inspiring alpine mountain peaks.

For those less inclined towards the outdoors, Poland has a rich and diverse history waiting to be explored. Museums, walking tours, and engaging with locals offer immersive experiences. The haunting legacy of Auschwitz concentration camp stands testament to Poland’s tumultuous recent history. The cities, steeped in history, boast intricate classical architecture, creating an intriguing backdrop for exploration. Noteworthy cities to explore include Gdańsk, Poznań, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, and Toruń.

At the heart of Poland’s economy lies its thriving agriculture. Venturing into the countryside becomes a journey through quaint and charming villages, offering a first hand glimpse into the work behind creating the quality produce. Witnessing the food production process not only fosters a deep connection, but also enhances the appreciation for Poland’s culinary haven.

Poland’s cuisine is rooted in local seasonal ingredients, with a diverse array of hearty dishes, comforting soups, savoury dumplings, and delectable desserts. After experiencing the artistry behind the food production, indulging in the culinary offerings becomes a sensorial delight, inviting visitors to savour the unique flavours that define Polish gastronomy.

EnglishPolish
HelloWitam
GoodbyeDo widzenia
PleaseProsze
Thank youDziekuje
How much?Ile?
Do you speak English?Czy mówisz po angielsku?
Where is the toilet?Gdzie jest toaleta?
May I please have some water?Mohu prosim dostat troche vody?
I would like some food pleaseProsim o nejake jidlo
Where can I get a taxi?Kde chytnu taxik?

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