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Joined: 26 Jul 2012 / Female ♀
Last Post: 31 Jul 2012
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Leena   
26 Jul 2012
Travel / Need a Guide to the Polish history and culture, I'm from Finland [27]

I'm 42 years old Finnish high school history teacher woman. I'm planing about 2 weeks backpack trip in Eastern Europe (in September or October).

I have never been in Poland, and it would be interesting to see for example Krakow. Could you help me to find a guide (eg. university student?) or home accommodation for a few days? I'm very interested in history, beautiful places, every day customs, food, farming, society and Christian faith. But if you are "just tourist", you don't learn so much... I'm not looking for the cheapest way to travel, but the most interesting.
Leena   
27 Jul 2012
Travel / Need a Guide to the Polish history and culture, I'm from Finland [27]

Heh, I have had funny and interesting lessons with my students about this geography :D Yes, Finland is eastern country, but many people here seem to think, that we live in the very west and Poland is eastern country because of the cold war time...

But to the earlier question: I'd like to walk together, meet real people, share thoughts and here about today's Poland. (I can find historical details and museums by myself and use guide books...) I have heard that Krakow is very beautiful, but I'm sure there are many other nice places worth of seeing.

My best experiences abroad have been meetings with other history teachers.
Leena   
31 Jul 2012
Travel / Need a Guide to the Polish history and culture, I'm from Finland [27]

I haven't decide yet :) There may be very cheap flights from Turku to Gdansk. Częstochowa sounds interesting. Usually places, where are not so many tourists, are best. Atmosphere is just different... Would you recommend railways?
Leena   
31 Jul 2012
Travel / Need a Guide to the Polish history and culture, I'm from Finland [27]

Railway system wasn't too easy! :) What do you think, how much does it cost to travel about 200-300 km by train? We have in Finland only one state railway comany -and very high taxes. (300 km one way ticket is about 40-50 €)
Leena   
31 Jul 2012
Travel / Need a Guide to the Polish history and culture, I'm from Finland [27]

Would You -or do you know someone in Poland -who would like to meet me, show home town and tell "all" about Poland and it's history and identity? Just send me an email :) I'm very keen in history, society, identity and faith.