Every time I move into a new country, I try to make the most of it. Now I am based in Poland, I did some exploring around and here's a taster of what I saw so far:
First are cities (sorted by their size), and countryside is below.
The capital of Poland, with ~1.8m population. It is an economic hub for the country and a host of many interesting cultural events. For me, it is a city of contrasts. While I met amiable and hospitable people there, I also experienced worse public safety than in places like East St Louis, which says a lot.
The second-largest city in Poland and "the cultural capital," as they call it. A place with a charming, lively city centre, good galleries and tasty cakes.
My hometown, a lovely place. Click here for my posts from there.
Polish 5th largest city and one big surprise for me. The downtown is a beautiful maze of old streets, while the city boasts some cool modern architecture. As a unit, it feels terrific.
My favourite city in Poland. See a story about my trip there Here.
A smaller city with a neat, medieval old town.
A town with a massive timber-framed Evangelical Church of Peace from 1656–57, a UNESCO site.
Strzegom is a small town with a big church: the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
Western gateway to the mountains.
A village with less than 2000 inhabitants, but interesting to see. It feels like the time stopped there.
— countryside —
Lower Silesian Voivodeship
mountains, forests — plenty of goodness.
a region of captivating woodlands and lakes.
Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Collections