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Traveling to Poznan


Not2BInsane  
17 Sep 2006 /  #1
Hi

I'll be flying out to Poznan from Los Angeles, California and plan on arriving on the 1st of January. A couple questions:

1) What kind of clothing should I bring with me?

2) Is $6000 USD going to be (comfortable) enough for 2 months? (I like to drink every once in a while ;-) Irish/American heritage :P)

3) Is it safe to fly out there during the winter months?

Can anybody give me some personal insight on Poznan and what to expect?

Thanks!

Danny
bolo 2 | 304  
17 Sep 2006 /  #2
1) I guess there will be about 20-40 degrees.

2) For drinking that should do :). Seriously, don't know if you want to cover accommodation
costs in that amount, but either way you should be very comfortable.

3) As safe as everywhere else -- Poznan is one of the warmest cities in Poland so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

4) Using the search tool you'll find these results about Poznan.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Oct 2006 /  #4
I'll be in Poznan around the same time. It's going to be cold :) I was there this past Feb and it was below 0.

Is $6000 USD going to be (comfortable) enough for 2 months? (I like to drink every once in a while ;-) Irish/American heritage :P)

It should be enough. What will your living arrangement be? Beer and food are cheap.

Is it safe to fly out there during the winter months?

Yes. It's safe. If you're looking for trouble in the late evening, you can easily find it though....just like anywhere. There are a lot of young people in Poznan so there are a few fights here and there. One of the safer cities in my opinion.

Can anybody give me some personal insight on Poznan and what to expect?

After travelling to PL a few times I was fortunate enough to be able to see different cities all over the country and Poznan happens to be one of my favorites. In the winter months it might not be as exciting as the summer. There will be less people and the beer gardens won't be open....but many places to grab a cold one.
dtosborne  
9 Jun 2007 /  #5
Merged: Travel to Poznan in June/July

Hi, I'm a US citizen looking to travel to Poznan for vacation. I've never traveled outside of my country before though, so I have no idea what to expect in terms of expenses, or the procedure to follow. I know I need a passport and a visa, but I'm not sure of the procedure to follow to obtain the visa, or what to do afterwards. I'd greatly appreciate help with the process, and an estimate as to how much money I'd need to stay. The longest I'd be staying is a month.

I also have a lot more questions to ask any particularly nice person who is knowledgeable of the city itself.

After some research, I'll probably be staying at the Frolic Goat Hostel, and leaving on either the 25th or 30th of June to stay for two weeks.

I'm not a drinker, so alcohol isn't a factor. Breakfast is provided, so I'll only need to figure for two meals a day. No gas needed to figure in either.

I'd also like to learn enough Polish to introduce myself and ask if someone's home...I plan on surprising a good friend who lives near the hostel.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
10 Jun 2007 /  #6
First question.

Which airport are you flying in to ?
miranda  
10 Jun 2007 /  #7
a passport

I hope you have one already beacuse there is a long waiting period to get one in the USA lately.

a visa

you don't need one if you will be staying for less than 90 days

poland.visahq.com
dtosborne  
10 Jun 2007 /  #8
Which airport are you flying in to ?

I'm flying into Poznan, so I would assume whatever international airport they have there. I don't know the specific name of the airport.

I hope you have one already beacuse there is a long waiting period to get one in the USA lately.

Yes, I do.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
10 Jun 2007 /  #9
dt,

I thought you might come into Warsaw.

some others here will tell you how to get around town.

I think poster Fisz is best qualified to answer some of your questions. Wait for him to reply.
dtosborne  
11 Jun 2007 /  #10
some others here will tell you how to get around town.

Finding my way on foot has never been much of an issue, it's when I get in a car I'm hopeless ^^ But any advice or help is greatly appreciated.

I think poster Fisz is best qualified to answer some of your questions. Wait for him to reply.

Thank you. Will do.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
11 Jun 2007 /  #11
I know I need a passport and a visa,

No Visa is required. Just a valid passport.

and an estimate as to how much money I'd need to stay. The longest I'd be staying is a month.

Where do you plan on staying? Hostel-Hotel-Host Family?
If you'd like a host try here:
secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/hcworld.php?country=155

There may be someone nice enough to give you a room/bed and assist you with translating or getting around. You do need to learn how to purchase tickets for the bus. I'd also brush up on your Polish :) It will help alot. Just keep in mind that it may be frustrating to get around, but be patient and don't lose your cool. People can easily avoid you if you're irate :)

I'm flying into Poznan, so I would assume whatever international airport they have there. I don't know the specific name of the airport.

Poznan airport used to be an airforce base. It's really small, but friendly.

Ok I see you chose the Hostel :)

I have a little info and pics here: members.virtualtourist.com/m/a3382/

I hear the Frolic Goat is a nice choice. There's also the Dizzy Daisy. Let me know what type of music you listen to and I nay be able to point you in the right direction.
dtosborne  
11 Jun 2007 /  #12
I have a friend who lives in Poznan who is going to show me around and help me out ^^ I talked to her last night about it.

Let me know what type of music you listen to and I nay be a
ble to point you in the right direction.

I'm open to any kind of music, though I have yet to find a rap song I like.

Also, should I decide I'd like to stay (honestly not very happy in the US), is it possible to work out a way to stay in Poland while there, or would I have to go back to the US first?

Hey, a man's gotta cover all his bases before he does anything, right?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #13
Also, should I decide I'd like to stay (honestly not very happy in the US), is it possible to work out a way to stay in Poland while there, or would I have to go back to the US first?

Most likely have to return to the US. They won't let you stay more than 90 days. Also, you'll have to speak PL....unless you want to teach English privately.

I'm sure your friend knows the placs to take you to. You'll probably be ok just saying in and around the Stary Rynek.

Here's a list of Pubs/Clubs:
poznan.pl/mim/public/turystyka/class.html?id_cz=6117&id_klasy=92&lang= en
pat23 2 | 20  
30 Mar 2008 /  #14
Merged: Name of hospital near to Poznan Plaza?

Hello , does anyone know the name of the big hospital close to the Poznan Plaza shopping center ? looked on google and cant find the thing . thanks for any help :)
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
30 Mar 2008 /  #15
poznan.pl/mim/public/plan/plan.html?id_klasy=33&id_cz=25

here you have map with hospitals in Poznan
agakula - | 7  
14 Jul 2008 /  #16
The hospital on Lutycka street

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