The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / USA, Canada  % width posts: 249

Going back to the Old Country of Poland after more than 25 years! (from USA)


Barney 16 | 1,658
16 Aug 2011 #91
just curious - why was this past weekend a długi weekend?

Blessed Virgin Mary going up.....
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
16 Aug 2011 #92
Thank you
convex 20 | 3,928
17 Aug 2011 #93
took 30 min today from biskupin btw, 50zl, around noon :)
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
17 Aug 2011 #95
took 30 min today from biskupin btw, 50zl, around noon :)

OK
what do you mean 50zl?

I won't have time to go to the Baltic this go around. So, can I get an decent amber jewelry in Wrocław or do I need th sclep to Kraków?

I guess I'll be driving to Kraków

16 days and counting! I'm getting nervous.

5 days and I haven't packed yet nor do I have a hotel.
f stop 24 | 2,501
12 Sep 2011 #96
I'd be nervous, too! ;)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369
12 Sep 2011 #97
5 days and I haven't packed yet nor do I have a hotel.

i sent u a PM. did u read it ?
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
13 Sep 2011 #98
I did, I did. Thank you! I haven't booked yet. I don't why I'm procrastinating.

Is there such a thing as a tram map for Wrocław? I hope to "tour" the town reacquainting myself by tram.
pgtx 29 | 3,145
21 Sep 2011 #99
Is there such a thing as a tram map for Wrocław?

it is... right here: busandtrain.yoyo.pl/english.html
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369
21 Sep 2011 #101
Is there such a thing as a tram map for Wrocław? I hope to "tour" the town reacquainting myself by tram.

the number 9 isn't following its usual route at the moment.

i don't know about the other trams.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #102
noted
thanks

Can one get a cab near the Rynek after midnight in Wroclaw?
Zman
22 Sep 2011 #103
Rybnik.... it's not africa you know. Just get yourself some phone numbers for Wr.... taxis. Google them. And cheer up and do not be scared that much. :-)
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #104
LOL! Zman you really got my number! Scared is too harsh BUT I am really nervous. Dude, I haven't been back in a very long time and I don't know what to think. I know I must sound like a little girl :)
beckski 12 | 1,612
22 Sep 2011 #105
Scared is too harsh BUT I am really nervous

Just relax & try to have the trip of a lifetime. Be sure to take millions of fantastic pics :)
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #106
You know I will! I'm only going for a week though.
a.k.
22 Sep 2011 #107
What are your first impressions?
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #108
I'm going October 4 - 12. I'll try to do a running commentary as I go along. I've got such butterflies!
PWEI 3 | 612
22 Sep 2011 #109
Whereabouts are you going to?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369
22 Sep 2011 #110
Can one get a cab near the Rynek after midnight in Wroclaw?

the answer is yes. but be careful and check the price before u get in the cab. i don't trust the cabs in plac solny.

u will have the same problem at wroclaw mainline railway station. on the side of the station that faces the bus station u should be ok. on the other side u will get scammed.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #111
thanks. I know exactly where. How about calling for cabs? Does that work?
Zman
22 Sep 2011 #112
Jesus, it sounds like you're going to Somalia.... Do not put that much emotion into all this. I kinda know how you feel Rybnik, because of how long you had been gone but really, once you get there you will be fine. Go get ripped off by a cab driver if you want, you won't exactly go bankrupt because of that. :-) Stop planning already and stop worrying about such minutiae, just go, explore, be surprised (or not) enjoy. DO NOT PANIC ANY MORE!!!

I just googled that: (tanie taxi)
teflcat 5 | 1,029
22 Sep 2011 #113
Totally agree. Zman, why don't you register? This forum badly needs sensible people like you. And me.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369
22 Sep 2011 #114
How about calling for cabs? Does that work?

yes.

people on the forum might be able to give u some good phone numbers.
Zman
22 Sep 2011 #115
Technically I am registered but since my old comp crashed I am too lazy to recover my password or whatever is needed. :-)
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #116
Do not put that much emotion into all this. I kinda know how you feel Rybnik, because of how long you had been gone but really, once you get there you will be fine. Go get ripped off by a cab driver if you want, you won't exactly go bankrupt because of that. :-) Stop planning already and stop worrying about such minutiae, just go, explore, be surprised (or not) enjoy. DO NOT PANIC ANY MORE!!!

You're right Z. I used to be a care-free traveller. It appears the older I get, the more hung-up I become on details- "be prepared" and all that. I've got my plane ticket and my hotel room. That's enough to start right? OK. Deep breathes, imagery; I'm better now. Thanks. I neede that :)
teflcat 5 | 1,029
22 Sep 2011 #117
Tip. The Marriot Hotel runs a shuttle minibus to the airport (WAW). It costs just a bit more than a cab. Look out for it returning from the airport. Once I arrived hot and sweaty at Centralna carrying a couple of cases. I crossed the road to the Marriot and a porter literally ran to meet me and put my stuff into the shuttle. I wasn't a Marriot guest but they are all business and service. As it happened, I was the only passenger, so I rode like a Lord's bastard to the airport for 25PLN. That was a few years ago, but I bet it's not much more expensive now.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #118
Thanks. It's good to know but I'm flying into Wrocław from Frankfurt. :)
scottie1113 7 | 898
22 Sep 2011 #119
You're right Z. I used to be a care-free traveller. It appears the older I get, the more hung-up I become on details- "be prepared" and all that.

rybnik, I'm older than you and I also like to be prepared, but relax. You'll be fine. You don't have to worry about every small detail. One tip. Don't excange a lot of money at the airport because the rates are terrible. Go to a kntor once you're here, or bring a few zl with you. Is there a Cooks where you live?

Kantor*
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
22 Sep 2011 #120
Is there a Cooks where you live?

Thanks Scottie! No what is Cooks?

That's right! I've got another question :) When greeting my heretofore-never-met ciocia do I kiss her cheeks, kiss her hand, hug her all of the above? (maybe kiss her arse while I'm at it eh!)lol


Home / USA, Canada / Going back to the Old Country of Poland after more than 25 years! (from USA)