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What attracts tourist to Poland?


lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #1
A lot of people who visit Poland say they love it, when you ask them what they like about it you get a variety of reasons.

Is Poland a attractive country to visit and what can it offer that other countries cannot?
hello 22 | 891  
10 Jan 2007 /  #2
Hard to say now. Before 1989 Polish (political) immigrants were interested to see their families. Now I would add:

1. Polish women
2. Hmm
3. Hmmmm
OP lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #3
yeah polish woman are nice.... we can probally include cheap vodka.
hello 22 | 891  
10 Jan 2007 /  #4
we can probally include cheap vodka.

It wouldn't pay to go to Poland to buy cheap vodka - it's better to go to Ukraine or Belarus.
OP lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #5
Ukraine or Belarus.

True you can buy vodka in the Ukraine for about 9zl (half litre) mind you its a bit rough!
Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
10 Jan 2007 /  #6
I've never been to Poland so if I ever have the chance I would love to see my extended family and take a guided tour to see as much of Poland as possible. My Mom has been to Poland a few times and she went to the area that she grew up in, it's part of the Ukraine now.
OP lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #7
it's part of the Ukraine now.

was it lwow
OP lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #9
to be quite frank never heard of Wolyn before, it makes interesting reading though.

kresy.co.uk/wolyn.html
Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
10 Jan 2007 /  #10
Yes, my parents and their families are survivors of the Ethnic cleansing.
OP lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #11
Sad to hear that,,,,Thats what make us return to our roots and show empathy to those who had it bad.

I love the polish music, you know the one sung by mazowsze and slask, that is Poland.

O'k, now we have wine, women, and song. Let the party begin.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
10 Jan 2007 /  #12
They come to Chicago to sing once in a while. Their hair is fake.
Once the Polish Army came to sing...Boy was is hot there for some reason...Lots of handsome looking dudes!! Whew!!
Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
10 Jan 2007 /  #13
I have mazowsze and slask on CD and listen to them often. I also like this group called
Biesiada..I have 3 of their CD's and also the VHS movies to go with the CD's and LOL
I saw them in concert a few years ago in Chicago.

I just noticed that you are in Australia. I have family in New South Wales, my Uncle's family.
OP lef 11 | 478  
10 Jan 2007 /  #14
I just noticed that you are in Australia. I have family in New South Wales, my Uncle's family.

I am from Victoria, you know named after Queen Victoria, we were once a colony of England. N.S.W is prettty good and everyone thinks that Sydney is the capital of Australia.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
11 Jan 2007 /  #15
Hey lef, i was from Melbourne too, Glenroy to be exact, had a great Polish shop there, where the wife and i would go shopping, also a good one in Dandy and the Vic Market. Poland is full of things to see for the tourist, not just the beautiful women, great vodka. I have had many friends visit now i am here, and i think they all would come back.
Wayc00lio 2 | 57  
11 Jan 2007 /  #16
I've got cousins and an Aunt in Cairns (sadly my Uncle died of cancer a few years ago :( ). Unfortunately I've never been out to see them - YET!!!! It's a beautiful place by all accounts - very tropical!

My Uncle went out there on a government scheme in the 1960s - the government offered people from the UK a one way ticket to Oz for 10 pounds, I guess to try and up the population figures.

A visit to Oz is definately on my "to do" list over the next few years, A long visit to Cairns and then a few weeks surfing up the Gold Coast. I'm really looking forward to it!
OP lef 11 | 478  
11 Jan 2007 /  #17
I know Glenroy, and the Vic Market Shops, the smallgoods are second to none, To be quite frank I haven't tasted anything better in Poland.

I don't think people would travel all the way to Poland for a vodka, you can buy most polish vodka's in oz. I agree vodka is much cheaper in Poland, (you have to be careful that it doesn't pickle your brains let alone your liver.

The question I'm asking, what things stand out and tourist find attractive, two that come to mind is the salt mine where you have a church cut from salt in..oh its near Krakow and the concentration camps, both command a lot of interest, but there places you only see once in a lifetime.

A lot of people from oz go to places like Bali, year in year out because its cheap, good beaches and lovely people, has Poland got something magnetic about it? Something to go back to, year in year out?
davidpeake 14 | 451  
11 Jan 2007 /  #18
i don't think there is something like that in Poland, yes there is beautiful places to see for the tourist like you mentioned, but i dont think i would go to say Zakapone, or the Polish seaside every year.

There is a little butcher shop in Sunshine, that my wife said has the best Polish meats and hams, she said it was like it was homemade 50 years ago, real taste.
OP lef 11 | 478  
11 Jan 2007 /  #19
There is a little butcher shop in Sunshine, that my wife said has the best Polish meats and hams, she said it was like it was homemade 50 years ago, real taste.

You must have a old wife..lol
The strange thing about hams (unless there home made) whether there cheap or expensive they taste the same, I must say pork and chicken taste better in Poland.

My Uncle went out there on a government scheme in the 1960s - the government offered people from the UK a one way ticket to Oz for 10 pounds, I guess to try and up the population figures.

It was to fill the gaps in the workforce, keep in mind there was a white Australia policy in force at the time (that sounds racist..hmmm)

but i dont think i would go to say Zakapone, or the Polish seaside every year.

Zakapone would be a goer, huge potential, providing it was cheap. These places are good for a week or two only.
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Jan 2007 /  #20
I suppose prices are atractive, nice fresh tasty food.....

I feel more freedom in Poland . I can go to the forest pick some mushrooms ....flowers on the meadows......

In UK everthing is private, protected.....
Wayc00lio 2 | 57  
11 Jan 2007 /  #21
It was to fill the gaps in the workforce

Ahh, cheers for clearing that up Lef - I was never really sure why our government did that! They also did the same scheme in Canada - I suppose for pretty much the same reasons
Frank 23 | 1,183  
11 Jan 2007 /  #22
In UK everthing is private, protected.....

Yes Iwona...the system in some ways is still almost feudal outside large cities........just give the petit bourgoise and prolateriat enough space /freedoms to keep them happy....lol

Call me a cynic......:(

Sorry bout the spelling pps!
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Jan 2007 /  #23
Am I proletariat.....?
maybe.

I quite like freedom not everything protected, private, don't touch, artificial.....
Frank 23 | 1,183  
11 Jan 2007 /  #24
well.....term used to describe...working class.......un-educated or even a state of mind...ie you must bow down to someone to be sure of your job, home etc....
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Jan 2007 /  #25
I am rather educated and my state of mind is fine :)

I know what you mean by proletariat but it is bit different in Poland than in UK.
Oscypek - | 107  
11 Jan 2007 /  #26
Gdansk and Torun are nice to visit.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
11 Jan 2007 /  #27
when i go to poland i party like pretty much nowhere else... and i have been lucky enough to party worldwide...

... i think it must be the crowd i fell in with... party animals... musicians... dancers... club and bar owners... models... there seems to be something happening every night of the week... if you want... all night... if you want...
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Jan 2007 /  #28
Bubbawoo ,

you are the poet...:)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Jan 2007 /  #29
For me it was experiencing something new as it every time I go abroad, but Poland has something special, as a child I would see white weddings every saturday..not any more people get married by a registra, but in Poland there were lots of weddings on the Saturday I was there, also the Sunday was nice seeing all the families in their Sunday best coming out of church and actually spending time together instead of going to B&Q or Sainsburys.......Also people go out and enjoy a drink or two without getting drunk and it was CLEAN!!..there a million and one other reason why I enjoyed my visits but it would take too long to go through them all its the above reasons that make me smile when I think of Krakow..and Wroclaw...Oh is will add one more thing...the food...hmmmm roll on the 30th!!!
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Jan 2007 /  #30
It is strange how different perception people have.
You enjoy Poland and see lots positive things there.
There was article today on Onet about polish emgration.
Some people say we want to move abroad to normal country to bring up our children there ? Which country is so normal? I think it is like in this saying that ( I don't remmber exact words) that grass is always greener at our neighbours.....

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