/ Poland-My 9-day experience
Gdansk old town is great - if you only walk through in 10 -15 mins rather than stop to look in Crane, go to St Mary's, visit Artus Court, see ul MAriacka, National Museum, Oliwa, Westerplatte....
England is full of natural beauty where as the only place that has natural beauty and its own character in Poland is Zakopane.
We visited the Baltic Coast last summer and we were loved Wolin Nat Park, bison, sand dunes at Leba, forests along sea and sunsets over sea along coast
And since as Londoner
Pathetic transport to Airport (it took longer to get to Stanstead Airport from London than fly from the airport to Poland)
Agreed - we hate it too, but it becomes part of the adventure and a perfect illustration of the weird way we Brisitsh have of doing things sometime, plus the fact that we Brits also , like Poland, have had certain economic problems for years. We try to fly from Gatwick! But at least we have the choice of more than one airport
Too many chairty and 1 Pound/ Pawn shops ( signs of a broken country)
I love our cheap shops. I love the fact that Poles can come to UK and sometimes get cheaper clothes than at home (eg TKmax). One of our services to Europe apart from our tragi-comic football team.
Too many foreigners- When we landed at terminal 3 of heathrow Airport, not a single englishman in sight among border officers checking passports.
Ouch! I think you might find they are all English - you might find there parents or grandparents perhaps were not born in the uk. Such a comment could easily suggest troll like qualities, but I'm going for cultural insensitivity
Having addressed these vital points (and adding how much we enjoyed meeting various Polish peoples especially the peoples at the Baptist Church in Gdynia and the amazing Magda and Magdalena in London and Ola the massager in Gdynia etc - and that it might be nice if people in Polish shops smiled a bit more but then you could say you wish that the british stopped being grinning so stupidly for no reason -culture hey ) , we are turning up in Szczecin on a Monday at the end of August by coach from Berlin and plan to book a flight back from somewhere in the east 12 days later (probably Gdansk but not necessarily), stopping off again at some stage in £eba. Not wanting to spend too much monies and enjoying art, beaches, interesting city centres and beautiful Polish countryside, where would you stop off if you were making trip?