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Poland is becoming too expensive to visit. It is a nice country, but


Wroclaw Boy  
19 Mar 2008 /  #31
Yeh if you book around 10 months in advance I usually have to book at the last minute and pay around £150
Uncle Bob 2 | 82  
19 Mar 2008 /  #32
Nope. That would demand a degree of forward planning that I am quite unable to muster. It is, however, within my capabilities to plan a month or so ahead and that is normally sufficient if I am flexible in my travel dates within a day or so.
finT 12 | 167  
20 Mar 2008 /  #33
Really, tax included?

They did a special deal over one week where you did not pay tax on the ticket. It's worth checking the centralwings site on Mondays as that's when they usually kick in special deals. You have to move fast though, like a greased penguin on a banister!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
19 Jan 2009 /  #34
I've been hearing this more and more. More thoughts from those who live here, please.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463  
19 Jan 2009 /  #35
The charges for the cheap airlines are insane. They now charge 9 quid per bag. also they have a small trick, if you dont read the terms and conditions you will find that the travel insurance box is already ticked so you get charged for that as well unless you've had the foresight to uncheck it. I live in Gdansk and the only 2 airlines flying there now are wizz air and ryan air. I am restricted to Ryan air as they are the only airline that flies to Bristol as the 4 hour journey from Stanstead/Luton to Wales sets me back even more.

I guess thats my just deserts for living in Wales
Guest  
19 Jan 2009 /  #36
That we took many Polish immigrants before and after the war and have always done so, and that now that Poland is doing well and many are going back to Poland, they dont want US citizens coming to Poland because Poland is just for Poles! That seems very unfair. Is this all true?

What a fairy story, the Americans took the poles to do the dirty work, they were like second class citizens.
PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY IF YOUR AMERICAN EVERYTHING BELONGS TO YOU.

In other words Americans think there sh?t doesnt stink.
Guest  
19 Jan 2009 /  #37
No, Poland is not a good place to visit as a tourist anymore but is it such a bad thing? They are not as cheap as they used to be because they're not as poor anymore. And that's a good thing.

Another thing is that Poles are not a very friendly nation either, just read these posts here.

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation - you'll find much prettier places, better prices, and more friendly people in Jamaica, Cancun, Bahamas, France, Ireland, Italy, etc.
fredex 2 | 31  
19 Jan 2009 /  #38
Visit Jamaica if you would like to be mugged , it has the highest murder rate .....Cancun just plain sucks ! Bahamas once is enough (2Days ) France Nice .....Ireland ? I have not been there .....Italy ! was there last year !...Bring your whole bank account..... Most places in Italy close early did not find much night life ****
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
20 Jan 2009 /  #39
Cancun??? Are you sure about that? Spending my days with overweight sunburned Brits and Americans who are pished off their head on cheap and nasty tequilla is not my idea of a holiday.

What makes Poland great as a travel destination is the fact that it offers something for everyone... beaches, lakes, mountains, cities with a lively nightlife... I don't get people who say that it's not as cheap as it used to be. OK, so you'll get less for your money, but is it really a holiday when you're counting the pennies? So a beer there might cost about 40p more now than it did five years ago.... what about the ambience of a place?

Those whpo only went to Poland because they thought that it was "cheap" are completelyt missing the point.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
20 Jan 2009 /  #40
I agree, Poland has many tourist attractions. Expensive to live in for some? Yes. Expensive to visit for most tourists? No
welshguyinpola 23 | 463  
21 Jan 2009 /  #41
Concerning the night life, I dont know what other cities of Poland are like but the Trojmiasto area is like a ghost town at night.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456  
22 Jan 2009 /  #42
Cancun??? Are you sure about that? Spending my days with overweight sunburned Brits and Americans who are pished off their head on cheap and nasty tequilla is not my idea of a holiday.

You've forgotten to mention the Union Jack shorts.

I propose a mandatory idiot tax of 100GBP on every idiot who wears such a thing.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
22 Jan 2009 /  #43
Those whpo only went to Poland because they thought that it was "cheap" are completelyt missing the point.

Same with Czech Rep, Im actually glad it's become slightly more expensive, less fuckwits there now :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
23 Jan 2009 /  #44
Concerning the night life, I dont know what other cities of Poland are like but the Trojmiasto area is like a ghost town at night.

Never been to Warsaw or Krakow?

Surely the bars and clubs in Trojmiasto come into their on during the summer months?
welshguyinpola 23 | 463  
23 Jan 2009 /  #45
Surely the bars and clubs in Trojmiasto come into their on during the summer months?

I mean when compared to other Europena cities incl. London and Cardiff, it is relatively quiet here. After the clubs close, ppl just tend to go straight home. You have to see it to believe it.
time means 5 | 1,310  
23 Jan 2009 /  #46
23rd January 2009
Polish capital is 35th most expensive in the world

The cost of living in Warsaw has risen by 15% in the last year and is now catching up with other western European capitals in terms of cost of living.

The Mercer consultancy company, which compared 143 cities across the world, regarding cost of housing, public transport, food, clothes, entertainment and domestic appliances, found that Warsaw residents have to pay more for day-to-day items than people living in Berlin or Brussels.

Warsaw is now the 35th most costly capital to live in - one year ago it was 67th. The average employee earns three or four times less in Poland than they get in Germany.

Source: Polish Radio

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