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Need a quiet escape in Poland (walking, romantic) - recommendations?


Angela 777  
9 Aug 2007 /  #1
What would be a quiet, peaceful and not too expensive place to get away from our noisy apartment in Lublin during the week? Help!

We'd love to stay home and just hang out together, but there are half a dozen workmen crawling all over scaffolding outside our window, installing insulating and siding on the building. It ain't too romantic, or quiet, and we basically have to keep the windows shut. We're exhausted from a five-hour bike trip the other day, so we've used up our active options for now. We'd just like to relax. Any recommendations for something we could do during the day or somewhere we could sleep so we get a chance to sleep in for a change? We'll try a cottage at the campground, maybe, for 55 zl a night or so, but very interested in creative solutions to this problem.

Thanks.
slwkk 2 | 228  
9 Aug 2007 /  #2
Hey, you should go to Roztocze. You can find some peaceful places for example Zwierzyniec. I paid a year ago about 30zl per night (I mean 24h).

I can recommend the place in Zwierzyniec where I was last year:

rudka 61a street / 084 506 020 421 (phone)

it's near the wood, nice place.
OP Angela 777  
9 Aug 2007 /  #3
That's a great idea, thanks! We could take our bikes down on the train, I think, too. I think there are bikeable trails in the park.
slwkk 2 | 228  
9 Aug 2007 /  #4
That's a great idea, thanks! We could take our bikes down on the train, I think, too. I think there are bikeable trails in the park

Of course you can take bikes... last year my friends and I were biking there - biking through Roztocze was the main reason why we went there :) There are trains with special place for bikes - just take a look at rozklad.pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en? (select an option: carriage of bicycles required).

084 506 020 421 (phone)

omg... it's a cell phone number, so without 084, just 506 020 421

I think there are bikeable trails in the park.

Yes, there are great places for biking, but you should get some map. I'm not sure if there are some publications about biking through Roztocze in English, but you can always improvise :)
OP Angela 777  
9 Aug 2007 /  #5
My friend is Polish, but, yes, I do like to get an English map. Thanks.

Hey, we went to Rostocze and took our bikes. Loved the forest, right by the place you recommended. Unfortunately, that place was booked solid as were other nice foresty sounding places we called the week before we met.

Unfortunately, we ended up staying at a horrible place in town called Hotel Jodla. That is, the new building is nice and had a clean public bathroom, but we had an old building and the uncleaned bathroom became ferociously stinky after we had a bath and there was moisture in the air.

Also, we were over what they referred to as a "cafe". Actually, it was a bar and I can't handle smoke. Your place looked great - - natural and not a party pit. Of course, the town seems to be very party oriented. Great idea, poor execution, since I was miserable because of the smoke. After the bar closed at 10, the sweet forest air came in. The place should have at least been honest with us. We refused the first room because it smelled like a bar -- all old smoke -- and my throat was closing up after 2 minutes. Then they put us over the "cafe" and said there was "sometimes music." We accepted that, but it was smoky as hell for 4 hours.

Nothing to do with you of course, slwkk, but I just wanted to tell my story. In Poland, people are generally clueless of the harm of smoking to other people. Jodla had a nice nonsmoking restaurant in the new building, and basically lied to us about the cafe, after they knew we could not tolerate smoke.
sikat_ckat 1 | 27  
29 May 2009 /  #6
Merged: Recommendations for places to see in Poland. I like walking, history and more...

I have never been to Poland. What are some cities and towns that are must see? I enjoy walking, the outdoors, musuems, history, trying different types of food and learning foreign languages.

Please note the rules about writing good thread titles.
Switezianka - | 463  
29 May 2009 /  #7
Museums & History - Kraków, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Wieliczka
Walking & outdoors - Zakopane, Mazury (lake district), Bieszczady (mountains)
sikat_ckat 1 | 27  
29 May 2009 /  #8
Thank you.

I was actually looking at Lonely Planet travel guide and information.
Switek - | 59  
29 May 2009 /  #9
Being frankly, it depends what you're exactly looking for. What kind of outdoor areas, and museums.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
29 May 2009 /  #10
Recommendations for Zakopane and Recommendations for Krakow (click here) and walks up the Beskid mountains of Poland.
scorpio 20 | 188  
29 May 2009 /  #11
If you enjoy walking, nature, and the beautiful outdoors, then my area (30 km south of Tarnow, near Zakliczyn) in the Carpathian Foothills is the perfect place. I don't mean to advertise, but I do run an informal, inexpensive guest house with excellent transportation links to Tarnow, Krakow, and Nowy Sacz.
BackOfTheNet81 2 | 18  
1 Jun 2009 /  #12
I don't know so much about the south of the country(although i'm planning to get further south than Warsaw some day!) but Gdansk and the surrounding area has loads of stuff for historians:

Mariacka church, Westerplatte, Oliwa Cathedral, Maritime Museum, Malbork castle etc etc.

There are also plenty of nice places to go walking where you won't get savaged by mosquitoes!!!
Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103  
1 Jun 2009 /  #13
Museums & History - Kraków, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Wieliczka

I have been to the ones in Warsaw, I enjoyed them!
sikat_ckat 1 | 27  
17 Jun 2009 /  #14
Thanks to everyone who gave recommendations.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
17 Jun 2009 /  #15
everything in PL has history.. there is a lot of beautiful places to walk.. you kind of have to narrow it down some..

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