The word ‘Poland’ might bring to mind cold weather, or perhaps cold cuts of meat. But for increasing numbers of people, Poland is becoming an attractive, affordable option for working and studying abroad. In 2015, Poland hosted over 57,000 international pupils from all over the world, an increase of 10,000 from the year before, and a massive 48,000 more than in 2005. These students are coming from Europe, particularly Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia, but Poland is steadily receiving more international students from places like the US and UK.[…]
1. Polish food like pierogi, bigos, żurek, barszcz, oscypek, placki ziemniaczane, kotlet schabowy or some Polish sweets like sękacz, sernik, kremówka and sweets like krówka or ptasie mleczko
2. Eating in a Bar Mleczny or in a snack bar, which is similar to Spanish tapas bars, but serves Polish food and drinks
3. Going by train from Zakopane to Hel… That’s challenging!
4. Sailing in the Masurian Lake District
5. Canoeing on one of the river or canal in Suwalszczyzna or Drawskie region
6. Skiing and snowboarding in Tatra Mountains
7. Wandering over Bieszczady mountains
It’s a destination that’s becoming more and more popular among tourists, and after I had traveled around the country for 1 month, I totally understand why. Poland is awesome in so many ways, and there are lots of beautiful places without massive hordes of tourists, and the people are fun and lovely.
Poland is a big country, so to make it easier for you to plan a trip and know where to go, I’ve made this list of 55 reasons why I think everyone should visit Poland at least once in their life!
Did you ever wonder how many fellow expats live in Poland, which cities they usually choose and where they come from? The Office for Foreigners has published an amazing website with statistics based on data from voivodeship offices. I will use it to show you some facts about foreigners in Poland.The national statistics show that currently there are 228,218 foreigners with valid residence permits who are neither EU citizens nor are their family members.[…]