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tips for travel through Poland

nyka 3 | 15  
9 Mar 2007 /  #1
I would to travel in / through / across / around Polad in this summer. I want to improve my polish language and to know this country. Do you have some tips?
hello 22 | 891  
9 Mar 2007 /  #2
Don't travel alone and don't rent a fancy car as it may be stolen.
Member 223  
9 Mar 2007 /  #3
hello 22 | 891  
9 Mar 2007 /  #4
Stolen and hijacked vehicles remain a problem in Poland. Normally targeted are primarily luxury cars, 4-wheel drives and mini vans. Within the last three years, seven minivans and two sedans have been stolen from mission employees. Auto alarms, kill switches and steering wheel locking devices like the 'Club' slow down potential thieves, but determined or experienced thieves can easily defeat security devices. If you must use a private vehicle, avoid high-end luxury vehicles and minivans, park in guarded lots or garages and ensure your vehicle is locked with nothing of value in view. The most effective deterrent is to leave the vehicle at home in the garage and use taxis or public transit systems, both of which are cheap and reliable.

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Member 223  
9 Mar 2007 /  #5
Hello nyka, unlike 'hello' I live in Poland and own a top of the range motor. There are so many top end autos on the roads these days that you are unlikely to encounter any problems. Secure parking will help though.
9 Mar 2007 /  #6
I agree with Member 223.

2 years ago I had a car ...but it was stolen... in Paris...
OP nyka 3 | 15  
12 Mar 2007 /  #7
Well, I thik I'll havn't problems with the cars, I plan to travel by train, bus etc. And what about hitchhiking?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
12 Mar 2007 /  #8
And what about hitchhiking?

You may have to wait for a really long time...
12 Mar 2007 /  #9
hichhiking is probably not the best idea for a woman anywhere in the world:)
Asia - | 1  
12 Mar 2007 /  #10
hi Nyka :)

Don't travel alone

I agree with that. I think that is better to travel with someone; you always will have someone to talk to :)
Big Rob - | 70  
12 Mar 2007 /  #11
I believe (but I may be wrong), that the cars being stolen problem, is only a serious threat the closer you get to the (old) Russian border. The town I visited last year, which was about 40 km from the Belarus border, treated this as a real concern. There were good cars about, but the owners were always cautious.

Hitchhiking is crazy no matter what the gender, but worse for women.
The transport links are apparently very good by train, for main city destinations.

Yes... Why?
OP nyka 3 | 15  
15 Mar 2007 /  #12
hichhiking is probably not the best idea for a woman anywhere in the world

Mirada, why you have decided that I am woman? :)
krysia 23 | 3,058  
15 Mar 2007 /  #13
Because Your name sounds like a girl...:)
15 Mar 2007 /  #14
Mirada, why you have decided that I am woman

I didn't. you name sound like a female one:) sorry

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