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Hiking/rambling maps and travel tips in Poland?


orchismic 1 | 1  
4 Mar 2008 /  #1
Can any kind sole recommend where I can obtain detailed hiking/rambling maps of Poland particularly for the Sierakow area in the northwest, say about 1:25,000 scale? Thanks.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
4 Mar 2008 /  #2
a map shop?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
4 Mar 2008 /  #3
Try omnimap.com/catalog/int/poland1.htm - Here - Poland maps
OP orchismic 1 | 1  
4 Mar 2008 /  #4
Thankyou Zgubiony
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
5 Mar 2008 /  #5
You're welcome
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
5 Mar 2008 /  #6
a map shop?

You are a helpful chap :-p
Leo1984  
29 Apr 2008 /  #7
Merged: any advice and tips on hitch-hiking in poland?

my friend and i are going on a trip to munich by hitch-hiking, has anyone here ever done this before? what are the chances of stopping a car in poland and what kind of automobiles are most likely to give you a ride? my friend and i would really appreciate if anyone could share some information. thx
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
29 Apr 2008 /  #8
don't use your thumb, hold your hand in an effectual "gay" pose and tap it towards the road-lame but that's how it works here.

Use a sign.
It helps if you or your friend is pretty.
Who will stop for you depends on your appearance and who's driving on whatever days you're hitching.
Be smart.
spiritus 68 | 666  
29 Apr 2008 /  #9
Honest advice ?

Don't do it. Public transport is cheap in Poland and it's better to spend a few zloty then to be picked up by a psychotic murderer.

Then again, maybe I watch too many movies....
mamaye 2 | 38  
29 Apr 2008 /  #10
oh yes, u watch too many...;)
hitch-hiking is the best in germany, in poland there should be no problem too.
use big cardboard or sth to write on it and with big capital letters write the name of the closest place u want to reach.if u go from lublin to berlin dont write berlin, just choose closer town and do it step by step.u dont need to use your thumb;)

be clean;) and dont take too much luggage with u...
i used to travel by hitch-hiking within europe and i think its safe but have your eyes opened;)
anything else u want to know- email me.
good luck!;)
leo1984  
30 Apr 2008 /  #11
thx guys, unfortunately some **** happened and it seems that we r not able to travell all the way to munich this time. so instead we will hitch only within the territory of poland this may holiday, it's true that the price of public transportation is quite resonable but hitchhiking could be more fun, and we r ready to try out our luck:) so where are u people? is there anybody interested in meeting up just in case we drop up in ur town,:) we r a chinese and spanish team, both of us are student in gdansk!
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
30 Apr 2008 /  #12
then definitely don't do it.
ambranita - | 2  
11 May 2008 /  #13
as some people said above - the best is the sign with the city u head on.i think that tracks stop quite often n it's quite helpful cos they've got radio to be in touch with other drivers so sometimes if u meet a nice guy he can ask others if they are going to ur destination :) but one advice is try to look "clean" lol cos some people are simple afraid to take hitchkikers.Good luck guys!I live in poznan,if u want to drop in :) I live in the market square just next door to the nice hostel :) i can show u around nice pubs!! :)

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