Poland

Any anons here traveled extensively around Poland?
I'm planning a trip, and it seems like 2 and a half or 3 weeks might be necessary, there is so much I want to see.
>Krakow
>Warsaw
>Wroclaw
>Lodz
>Gdansk
>Auschwitz
>countless small towns, castles, lakes
>other cool cities I probably don't know about
I don't even know where I'd start

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    OP again here.. it's worth mentioning that I'm trans (non-passing) for context

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      if you are trans you will be beat up around there, they don't like that kind of stuff outside of the downtown urban cores

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    it's kind of like any other slav country

    gorgeous women who are pretty easy if you're Western

    and then there are the men who look like ogres.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Slav women dont want your tiny incel wieners and beta b***h ways they will mock you more than any diseased western roastie

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Come to see me at Kraków friend.

      Half-true, you can get occidentalised roasties through Bumble but the casual women aren't going to frick you this quick.

      This said hostels got some occidental roasties who are craving for the D.

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on this itinerary?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Actually surprisingly good. You have some plans for Warsaw? I feel like there's not a lot to do there, you may want to spend more time in Gdansk instead. It's one of the most beatiful cities in Poland (I'm from Wrocław). While in Gdansk, visit Malbork if you can.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Warsaw
        I figured there would be a lot cool museums there, is this not the case?
        Anyway, I updated my itinerary per your suggestions. This trip will be in January so I hope I see a lot of snow, hence why I added Zakopane.
        Lublin is out of the way of my route (I'm traveling to Vilnius from Warsaw when I'm done with Poland) could I do it in a day trip from Warsaw?

        You can make a day-trip to Auschwitz from Krakow.

        Yeah I plan on doing that

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          > museums
          the warsaw uprising museum was good if you're a history/urban warfare kind of guy

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      3 nights for Poznań is too much imo, I'd spend one day on Bydgoszcz instead. If you travel by car, you can also visit Chełmno nearby.

      >This trip will be in January

      Ehh, Poland in the winter is really cold and depressing, don't come here in the winter, really.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >3 nights for Poznań is too much imo, I'd spend one day on Bydgoszcz instead. If you travel by car, you can also visit Chełmno nearby.
        Noted
        >Ehh, Poland in the winter is really cold and depressing, don't come here in the winter, really.
        Unfortunately due to life circumstances this is the only month I can do this trip.
        I don't mind the cold. I think snow is pretty.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Warning you: Cracow in the winter has Calcutta level of smog if the weather conditions are right.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          The thing is, there is not a lot of snow during the winter these days.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >3 nights for Poznań is too much imo, I'd spend one day on Bydgoszcz instead. If you travel by car, you can also visit Chełmno nearby.
        Noted
        >Ehh, Poland in the winter is really cold and depressing, don't come here in the winter, really.
        Unfortunately due to life circumstances this is the only month I can do this trip.
        I don't mind the cold. I think snow is pretty.

        I keep going back and forth in my head about this, It's the only time in the foreseeable future that I'll be able to do a trip this big. Will the colorful cities be dampened by the grey skies? How ugly will all the brown slushy ice be? Will the hostels be dead? Or, will the winter make the cities prettier? I'm sure it will if it snows every week
        I'm so conflicted. Lots of people say they loved visiting Poland in winter, but the people who actually live there say it sucks

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >Will the colorful cities be dampened by the grey skies?
          Yes
          >How ugly will all the brown slushy ice be?
          Very
          >Will the hostels be dead?
          Yes
          >Or, will the winter make the cities prettier?
          No

          Also, cold and wind just destroys every kind of joy from walking outside. Snow would be nice if there was warm outside but sadly it can't be like that. Walking outside in the winter is the same like trying to have beach holidays in the winter.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Should I just cancel my trip? I was so excited and now I feel awful. I want to see Poland so bad and I'll never have a chance to properly explore it again because I have to start a career.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              I mean you almost surely won't regret going for it. It's just not the best time of the year to do so.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Should I just cancel my trip? I was so excited and now I feel awful. I want to see Poland so bad and I'll never have a chance to properly explore it again because I have to start a career.

            I mean you almost surely won't regret going for it. It's just not the best time of the year to do so.

            Actually I take it back, I'll just go anyway. The weather isn't too different from where I live in January, and I am easily impressed by European cities (I loved Bratislava, for instance, although that was in the summer).
            The hostels surely won't be completely dead. They definitely will in the smaller cities though (or will they?), so maybe I should devote more time to Krakow, Wroclaw, and Gdansk and cut out western Poland? Or would this be a mistake? I'm fine with being alone for a couple days but I do get lonely if I go several days without socializing.
            Also I'd be starting the trip out in Budapest around Christmas so that will be beautiful.
            I'm just rambling, you are right, I'm sure I'll have a good time. From the research I've done it seems people really do enjoy visiting Poland in the winter, and if anyone can enjoy it then I can

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm so conflicted. Lots of people say they loved visiting Poland in winter, but the people who actually live there say it sucks
          They went to Zakopane or somewhere else in the mountains and took a bunch of night pics at some Christmas Market.
          Unfortunately, unless you're very lucky, winter usually means frick all snow but a lot of grey clouds, mud and smog so thick you can cut it.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe I should cut a week out and just go somewhere else. I'd be going to the Baltics afterward (yes I'm sure they will be miserable too but Tallinn gets tons of snow and I really want to see it) so I maybe I can devote time to Helsinki and Stockholm? Idk
            Or am I overthinking this? There are so many great things to see in Poland, does the weather really matter?

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >Or am I overthinking this? There are so many great things to see in Poland, does the weather really matter?

              Yes, it will simply make your journey much more unpleasant. It applies to all Eastern Europe though, simply everything looks much much better in the summer. Of course you can go, but personally, even as a Polish person, I don't travel around the country in the winter (even though I love travelling) simply because you don't enjoy the trip that much.

              Also remember that in the winter it gets dark outside at 4-5 pm so there is very little time for exploring the cities if you're into it.

              Actually many Poles try to figure out how to get some days off in the winter and go abroad to see the sun and feel some warmth at least. There is nothing romantic about the winter here.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Hmmm, what are typical destinations for Poles traveling in winter?
                I appreciate all of this advice, even though its sad to hear since I was so dead set on this trip. I really have no idea where else I'd go, and I want to see the Baltics so bad but if I go south I won't be able to

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Hmmm, what are typical destinations for Poles traveling in winter?

                For a little sun anything in the south, be it even Greece or Turkey. But generally Egypt is quite popular, if you have more money then the Caribbeans, Maldives, Dubai etc.

                I'm not trying to discourage you completely, but more like I want to get you prepared for what you can expect here if you really go for it. If you have to be in Eastern Europe anyway in January then you can try - if you don't like it at worst you will come back to your place. Switching from Poland to the Baltics won't change anything, these countries are even more depressing in the winter.

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    You can make a day-trip to Auschwitz from Krakow.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Not worth it right now, wait until they finished with the reconstruction of the historical rollercoaster.

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good itinerary for 75 days in poland?

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I took this picture in Wroclaw on 14th of February this year. Its certainly less busy than during summer. Things to do: aquapark wroclaw with sauna, escape rooms, bars and restaurant, shopping, wroclaw zoo, see some buildings and stuff and maybe a museum or two

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That still looks beautiful
      Honestly I'm more concerned about not being able to find any friends than the weather, due to less people traveling
      Maybe I should just stay in Budapest for a month

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    just got back from poland. I don't think I've ever seen so many couples walking on the street where the man looks like a rotten potato and the woman looks like a model

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      where'd you go? I'm not OP but Ill be going to Warsaw and Krakow similar timeframe

      That still looks beautiful
      Honestly I'm more concerned about not being able to find any friends than the weather, due to less people traveling
      Maybe I should just stay in Budapest for a month

      why do you need to make friends with travelers? I snooped around on international websites for a couple days and now I have 2 polish girls that'll be my tour guides

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        OP here, I'm actually already planning on meeting a Ukrainian girl I met on interpals there, so I could try to find some Poles.
        Anyway, I think I'm just going to spend two weeks in Prague and Budapest beforehand so I can socialize there and be satisfied by myself for the rest of the trip

        >Hmmm, what are typical destinations for Poles traveling in winter?

        For a little sun anything in the south, be it even Greece or Turkey. But generally Egypt is quite popular, if you have more money then the Caribbeans, Maldives, Dubai etc.

        I'm not trying to discourage you completely, but more like I want to get you prepared for what you can expect here if you really go for it. If you have to be in Eastern Europe anyway in January then you can try - if you don't like it at worst you will come back to your place. Switching from Poland to the Baltics won't change anything, these countries are even more depressing in the winter.

        Thank you so much for all of this advice. I'm leaning towards going for it, It'll still be an exotic experience for me, and I'll be able to see these beautiful cities without any crowds, even if it's in the rain. I think I'd still be satisfied if Poland looks like this the entire time.
        Also, I walk around a lot at home, even in the winter, and it gets similarly grey and miserable here, so I'll see how I feel after this winter.

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in Kraków rn for business, signed up for a Pub Crawl to see some of the night life. Any tips for making it with local chicks?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      just show your firstie passport around

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Try Bumble, full of polish QTs liking foreigners. Try hostel bars, avoid pubs except if you're into pigs.

      Meetup apps, and the FB page Good Events with Pawel are good ways to socialize with others locals or expats.

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