Before I continue with Czech‘s adventures, I’d like to talk about what we took with us from Poland:
What made the most impression on us was really the down-to-earth and friendly people of Poland, who went out of their way to help a stranger (this is not very common in Europe). They are certainly not reserved nor shy either. Even though some don’t speak much English, they are social, engaging and not afraid to stare either. The staring made me realize that I’ve seen very, very few people with the same colour skin as mine the whole time we there. I guess there is not much immigration from African countries to this part of the world.
If an opportunity for a holiday in Poland would present itself again, we’ll certainly grab it. It was lovely and there is so much to see and experience, we just scratched the surface. We didn’t have enough time to visit places of importance, e.g. national heritage sites, etc. I would love to explore that next time.
I must add though that the trains were a downside. I’m not talking time-tables now but their conditions – old and not well maintained. That part needs lots of improvement.
But certainly Poland is worth your visit. In my experience of other European countries, people tend to be distant and not friendly unless they know you, of course. My theory is – people in the developing countries tend to be more friendlier than those in the so-called rich countries …I stand to be corrected!
Thank you Poland – Dziękuję Polska!