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Joined: 13 Nov 2006 / Male ♂
Last Post: 15 Feb 2007
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Posts: Total: 42 / In This Archive: 27
From: Cumbria, UK
Interests: Cycling, Hiking, Tennis, Gym, Classic Cars & Motorcycles

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Lakelandhiker   
15 Feb 2007
Language / free polish -english dictionary online [52]

Telefonika. Can you check the address of the website please. When I tried e-dict.com it came up with a German website.
Lakelandhiker   
28 Jan 2007
Feedback / Thank you admin [52]

Depends on the length of journey and number of changes etc. I generally prefer trains because there is more leg room and you can get up and have a walk about to stretch your legs.
Lakelandhiker   
28 Jan 2007
Feedback / Thank you admin [52]

T, if the public transport is anything like Czech Republic then it will be just fine, cheap, on time and comfy!

But just watch out for those occasions when there is engineering works on the railway line. It has happend to me twice when there has been an announcement (which I could not understand) the train stops at the next station and most people get off. You think great loads of room on the train, then 5 mins later a guard comes down to get all the foreigners off and onto a bus!! I think the locals find it amusing....
Lakelandhiker   
29 Dec 2006
Travel / Accommodation in Wroclaw [27]

Thanks Wroclaw. Have you seen it? Is it worth seeing?
Lakelandhiker   
29 Dec 2006
Travel / Accommodation in Wroclaw [27]

If anyone else is going to visit Wroclaw, here's a quick guide.

No need to read, it's a movie

Great Link Bossie. I might just have to find time for a long weekend break there sometime this year..... :)
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Thats a very good site you recommended Fisz, been reading the reports and it sounds like Austria & Switzerland have recently got snow - so perhaps its heading your way. Off to bed now. Bye

Fisz,
One of my friends at work told me of another usefull site

snoweye.com
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Yes, i found the site but no report yet for Zakopane - probably means there is no snow :)
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Haha I think she was just bringing my topic back to life

Perhaps you should invite her to join you on the slopes and check out her tricks :)
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

I am taking my snowboard with me

I did not know you were a snowboarder Miranda
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Fisz,
Do you know any good websites for checking snow reports? I usually use skiclub.co.uk but they dont have any reports for Poland or the Czech Rep.
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Hi Miranda, Glad to hear you got your holiday sorted :)
Lakelandhiker   
13 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Anyone ever been to Janskie £a┼║nie? It's part of the Krkonose boarding the Czech rep and PL.

No, but I was at Spindleruv Mlyn in September - unfortunatly did no make it to the Polish side of the Krkonose (though I did walk along the border when hiking up Snezka!) There were a lot of ski runs and mountain cafes in the area. It looked good. The locals told me it is quite expensive though as it is very popular with Germans.
Lakelandhiker   
11 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Are you going back for skiing / snowboarding?
Lakelandhiker   
11 Dec 2006
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Skiing in Scotland is not that good. Its Ok for a day or 2 but I wouldn't dream of going there for a weeks holiday. The snow is also pretty unreliable too - its usually that windy it gets blown away! It would be better to save up and get a last minute deal to the Alps.

Are any of the Polish ski resorts expected to open soon?
Lakelandhiker   
23 Nov 2006
News / What are your 10 fave things about Poland? And 10 least favourite? [130]

I am not even going to mention Polish drivers. Unfortunately most of them should not be allowed on the road. Some got their driver's licence illegally - if you know what I mean.

I was sent to a sister factory in Poland for a weeks course about this time last year. I had a hire car from Krakow Airport and the drive was about 200km. Out of about 20 people on the course I was the only one who had a hire car, the rest used taxis. The people taking the course were suprised and a little worried about me driving in their country. The driving was not a problem ( I drove on the wrong side of the road in the US for 3 months) However the other drivers were. I was overtaken on double white lines and on corners numerous times where there was zero visability! I also came across 2 accidents in the 200km! I was really suprised how low thae standars of driving was. The roads were also quite poor with big pot holes and deep ruts from the wagons.

Sorry to hear about your losses Miranda.
Lakelandhiker   
23 Nov 2006
News / Terrible School Incident in Gdansk, Poland [34]

How could any of the other kids live with themselves for not intervening? A class full of people should have been able to stop that happening. They should jail the criminal and throw away the key. Is Gdansk a very rough city?
Lakelandhiker   
21 Nov 2006
Travel / Why is Poland so Un-Sexy? [84]

Czech Rep (Prauge) . has been ruined over the years and if you call that sexy then I have to disagree, Budapest is ugly and the spa's are full of old naked women, that certainly isnt sexy..Krakow had lots of bars, plenty of totty and damn good night life...that I would say is sexy!

I agree. Krakow cant compete with Prague for archetecture. But I would still rather go to Krakow than Prague. I liked the fact it does not have a sex industry or stag parties getting paralytic and making a fool of themselves. There are lots of friendly little night clubs and no fear of pick pockets. Krakow is a great city. I felt much more relaxed and safer in Krakow than Prague.
Lakelandhiker   
19 Nov 2006
News / What are your 10 fave things about Poland? And 10 least favourite? [130]

Problem with native people from UK is that lots ( not all) of them are "cold as a fish" - as they don't understand us they attack us. They think that their world is perfect with getting rid of old unwanted people ( eutanasia or living them in "homes" and sending card once a year), getting rid of unwanted children (abortion) , no religion -for what? Just enjoy your life to max and have as many pleasures as possible giving back as little as possible.

This is shallow, consumer Society.

I am from the UK Iwona, and unfortunatly I have to agree with your comments. People here have more money now and easier lives than they have ever had. However dispite this they are not as happy as they used to be. I think Britain is top if the "teenage mothers" league, and top of the "divorce" league. Sad really.

I hope your country can keep all the values that matyjasz listed in his post.
Lakelandhiker   
16 Nov 2006
UK, Ireland / BEWARE when coming over UK [363]

Ah, now I get you.
No I have not done it but I think I would enjoy it. Perhaps thats one for next summer?
Lakelandhiker   
16 Nov 2006
UK, Ireland / BEWARE when coming over UK [363]

I studied Mechanical Engineering. In the first year I lived at Castle Irwell (not very nice!), second and third years I was in Lower Broughton. Very rough!. I remember seeing the police heicopter over most nights - it was like being in a scene from Police Camera Action! My friend was in the rowing club and in the 3 years he found 2 dead bodies in the River Irwell. frightening! Was a bit of an eye opener for me coming from quiet Cumbria. If I remember right the Arndale Centre was blown up by the IRA in between my 2nd & 3rd years.

There are nice areas though - Castlefieds, Salford Keys etc. How long have you live in Manchester?

Where was it you went walking by the way?
Lakelandhiker   
16 Nov 2006
UK, Ireland / BEWARE when coming over UK [363]

I agree the English Lakedistrict is fantastic. My only complaint is it gets a bit busy these days.
40 mins from Manchester? You must drive fast! How is Manchester these days? I was at Salford Uni9 years ago. Bet it has changed a bit since then......
Lakelandhiker   
15 Nov 2006
Travel / Skiing in Poland [25]

Thanks for the info.
Does anyone know of a Web site that has Piste maps for Polish Ski resorts?
Where is Harahov? The Krkonose Mountains?
Lakelandhiker   
13 Nov 2006
Travel / Skiing in Poland [25]

I have friends who live in the Czech Republic and they dont recommend Slovakia. They say although it is slightly cheaper than Austria the long ques, slow lifts and grumpy staff make Austria better value for money. I dont think there is much snow making in Slovakia either. However I have hiked in the Slovakian Tatra during the summer months and the scenery is fantastic. I would definatly recomend it for a walking holiday.
Lakelandhiker   
13 Nov 2006
Travel / Skiing in Poland [25]

Nov 15, 06 [15:36] - Attached on merging:
Skiing In Poland

Having had an excellent short break in Krakow a couple of years ago I am thinking of returning to Poland for a skiing holiday next year.

Where would be the best area to go? Zakopane? Has anybody skied in this area and would you recommend it? How does it compare to say Austria?

Thanks