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Is it safe to travel to Poland?


jon357 71 | 21,105
28 Jan 2013 #151
In Warsaw it's no worse than in London (perhaps even a bit better) and much safer than Paris. Worth being extra careful on the trams between Dworzec Centralny and Rondo De Gaulle'a.

it's safe unless you travel at night. I have never travelled at night so I don't know if it true that it's unsafe but people say so.

Small local trains just outside Warsaw can be risky at night, but nowadays they often have security guards in the first carriage.
gjene 14 | 204
28 Jan 2013 #152
Adam

It is relatively safe to travel in Poland. I have been there twice and had no problem. Even took a bus from Wegrow to Siemiatycze and had a memorable trip from it. Do you have a bank card from the bank you deal in order to withdraw money from an automated teller? Then go into the bank before you leave and let a staff member know that you are going over and for how long. They can make a notation in your account so there are no problems accessing your money while there. That way they don't get the idea into their heads that your card got stolen.

Now if you want to travel by plane into a smaller city such as Poznan, Lodz, Lublin, Cracow,Gdansk, Bialystok or even Rzeszow, your best bet would be to fly into Warsaw and get a connecting flight into one of those smaller cities. Or as someone mentioned, you may be able to fly into Cracow instead of Warsaw. But you will have to decide where you are starting your holiday and if you want to head back to your starting point or head to the closest available airport and make a connection. Good luck and enjoy.
jwojcie 2 | 763
29 Jan 2013 #153
Just avoid trains with football fans... Probably the safest bet are InterCity trains.
Peakus
29 Jan 2013 #154
It is much safe than in Australia. Murder, rape and assault happen here all the time. The most common problem here is drunk people who cause assault, it happens every day. There are also other big problems. On my experience being in Poland it is at least 5 times safer there to walk at night and to let your kids out and so on. Also we have all these dumb laws made by dumb people where the criminals have more rights than the victims and so on. It was not like this 20 years ago. There are problems here caused ( that every body knows!) by certain groups It is safer in Poland than here or in the USA, UK or Germany, that's my experience, not just safer but lots safer. So if you are travelling from one of those countries all of which i have been to many times and you are going to Poland and worried about safety....ha ha guess what, you'll be safer when you get to Poland.

Before anyone takes this as bible i am 182 cm ( 106 KG) and have muscles all over me from years of playing football and other things so i don't get harassed anywhere ( well in NY i got harassed lol) so its a bit of perspective. There are criminals and dirt bags in every country, if you're going keep guard as you always do, soon you will adjust.
_one_
13 Feb 2013 #155
APF

Simple google Search. They were not even random attacks. It was an organized gang that killed several foreigners.

Forgot the link: .guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/18/how-german-neo-nazis-evaded-police
TommyG 1 | 361
14 Feb 2013 #156
So if you are travelling from one of those countries all of which i have been to many times and you are going to Poland and worried about safety....ha ha guess what, you'll be safer when you get to Poland.

This is 100% true :)
Unless you go around picking fights with people you will have no problems in Poland. There are too many chavs in UK that will fight anyone for no reason.

In Poland if you keep your head down you will have no problems at all :)
You can walk home alone in any state late at night or in the early hours and not have to worry about anything :)
In fact, people are much friendlier here :)
Peter-KRK
14 Feb 2013 #157
In US you can be kdnapped by UFO every single day.
I've heard about only one case in Poland. It took place in 60' or 70'.
In UFO matter Poland is safe, then. However, I am not sure whether we should consider it a crime.
crochetbitch88 2 | 83
14 Feb 2013 #158
Went to the bank on Sat,the greeter dude told me "Dzien dobry",I had to look at the tellers names to pick one named Lizzy whom I assumed to be not Polish so I could chat in English a little bit.

soo funny :)

But I know what you mean. I love my language, but... when you live abroad it can be too much of a good thing. After all, other languages are also by all means lovable...

In UFO matter Poland is safe, then.

:D
SteveClapton
6 Mar 2013 #159
Nice post! Thanks I really enjoyed reading it! Keep posting.

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jimbodon - | 2
6 Mar 2013 #160
I have traveled to Poland many times. It's safe as houses.
abu3issa 14 | 42
16 Mar 2013 #161
I see a lot of responds :) This has been useful for me, I'm still going through this but I wanted to show you some of the things I've found so far regarding prices.

So far, the best website I've found that offers good prices for hotels and such is booking.
For flights, I advice you to go to Warsaw directly, it's much more cheaper than going to Krakow from outside of Europe.
Try different websites and compare, and then RESET YOUR COOKIES, I was told by some friends that this actually affect the price. It seems to be going up as you go to the same website multiple times, some kind of marketing trick to make you believe prices are getting higher and you should book ASAP.

Try Kayak.com for flights :)
jeffuss
21 Mar 2013 #162
to the guy who said bus drivers in london drive over passengers to get out of certain areas .. I think he is related to that red indian.. Big cheif talking bollocks .. they would be half the bus drivers in london in prison for murder . there no gangsters running round in either london or new york on a murder rampages [ive never been to new york . but i know statistically you would have to travel on the underground for 300 yrs every day before you got mugged ........im off to Poland its gonna be great .. i live in peterborough England and we have more polish people here than in poland . and there no bother........... poland see you in july
jon357 71 | 21,105
21 Mar 2013 #163
I think he is related to that red indian.. Big cheif talking bollocks

There's a lot of his tribe on here.
l.tuomala2
24 Mar 2013 #164
My husband and I will rent a car in Germany and drive to Breslau and from there to Tribnitz (Trzebnica) and Zirkwitz (Cerwica). I have read how dangerous it is to drive especially in a German Car. Can anyone tell me what it is like in Poland. Thanks
Wroclaw Boy
24 Mar 2013 #165
I have read how dangerous it is to drive especially in a German Car.

You read wrong, its not dangerous at all with regard to the nationality of the car driver, the majority of German registered cars in Poland are driven by Poles and the Poles are aware of this.

Can anyone tell me what it is like in Poland.

Big city driving is always a bit tricky in foreign countries, its not even that easy in ones home country. The country roads can be a little unsettling for new comers because of the overtaking, if its an issue i would advise driving behind a truck or something.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
26 Mar 2013 #166
Just don't stop suddenly before zebra crossings and everything will be ok. We know that Germans usually stop and beware of them but everyone can switch off for a moment.
pam
26 Mar 2013 #167
LOL!
Zebra crossings were a bit of a shock to me when i first visited Poland. Seriously, why bother having them at all? Just a waste of paint!
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
27 Mar 2013 #168
Cars suddenly appeared from the right (let's say cars behind the house corner or bushes) were a bit of a shock to me when i first visited UK.

I mumbled to myself look right first ;)

Seriously, why bother having them at all? Just a waste of paint!

I like your horizontal (flat?) signs. znaki poziome but note that we have snow and vertical signs zebra crossing are sufficient and have priority even without painting.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,872
27 Mar 2013 #169
just there to stop the hospitals being clogged up with horizontal Europeans.....
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
27 Mar 2013 #170
and drive to Breslau and from there to Tribnitz

The biggest danger you face will be if you insist on Germanizing all the place names,the locals tend to be quite sensitive in that regard....cant think why....
Asian
11 Jul 2014 #171
Would that be safe for Asian girl to come to live and study in Lodz, Poland? I've read somewhere on the Internet that in Poland there some racists, Is is true?
jon357 71 | 21,105
11 Jul 2014 #172
No more than in a lot of the world and £ódż is fairly OK. A nice city to study in.
thered
25 Mar 2015 #173
We were stopped by 3 cars all security patrols. Only two of us and lots of them they demanded id then money and some started surrounding us and putting on black gloves. One tried to grab me I shoved him away and ran. My friend also managed, to escape. They did not chase as we ram towards a busier area. We were in Krakow in narrow street away a little bit out of the way. We went in a bar which was a brothel, bought drinks and sat in corner near door, we got asked if we wanted sex or blow jobs, we declined politely and said no not at the minute were just having a drink, my friend started getting paranoid I thought he was being stupid, but he thought the barman was staring and talking about us a lot. Turns out he was right, 4 big men came in and spoke to nobody apart from coming directly to us and told us to leave. I asked why he said not welcome. So thinking we may have problems left quickly. We walked down the narrow street to the main road and immediately 3 security patrol cars turned up. I believe that they wanted us in the narrow street but just missed us. I think we just very luckily avoided a very serious incident. We were not drunk or loud or arguing all we did was refuse a few women politely and say not at the minute were having a drink. Seems like the full thing was arranged by the club. So please be aware of security late on in quieter areas. Sure it was solid security, but not 100%. We did not report it because we were going home next day and were frightened they wouldn't believe us and side with them. Which may be why the statistics are lower, I was talking to some polish guys the next day and they said it goes on a bit and I believe they will do it regularly. Be very careful.
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
25 Mar 2015 #174
Unless you go around picking fights with people you will have no problems in Poland. There are too many chavs in UK that will fight anyone for no reason.

This.
DailyTrouble
26 Mar 2015 #175
I have been to a few places in Poland and most cities have crims waiting for RiCH tourists.
Been followed a good few times, its only when I stop and challenge they look for easier targets.
(Giving them the evil eye!)
Wear sun glasses so they don't realize your not polish. You can easily spot them, walk on one side of the street and then mark who is behind you, change to the other side and see who follows.

Pretty scary stuff
Harry
26 Mar 2015 #176
Giving them the evil eye while wearing sunglasses?
DailySpam
26 Mar 2015 #177
I don't wear glasses, I am happy to be mugged ahhahahah
Wulkan - | 3,243
27 Mar 2015 #178
Wear sun glasses so they don't realize your not polish.

Does every Polish wear sun glasses? Wow, I haven't been to Poland for 3 months, I didn't know it's changed so much lol
Wojtek5702
23 Sep 2015 #179
WARSAW CHOPIN AIRPORT. Watch out for the security guards when going through the metal detectors, they took my wallet out of the x-ray bin and would've kept it if I hadn't yelled at them in front of the other passengers. First time visiting Poland in 23 years and that's how I was greeted.
Jardinero 1 | 405
23 Sep 2015 #180
Seriously doubt that given everything is on CCTV these days...


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