Warsaw parks and gardens: discover green Warsaw and enjoy the beauty of nature 1. Łazienki (The Royal Łazienki Garden) A must-see on your Warsaw bucket list! Amazing during each season – kids can collect chestnuts and colorful leaves during fall, build a snowman and ride a sled during wintertime, observe squirrels in spring, and lie on the…

Spring 2019 in Poland: 6 bank holidays, time change, observances & celebrations  Last day of carnival, Śledzik (herring night), Ostatki (last days of carnival, Shrovetide Tuesday) The last chance to party (typically with drinking and music) before the start of Lent (which doesn’t mean there are no parties during Lent in Poland, just not as…

The 9 things to do in Poznań – discover the city where centuries-old tradition meets a modern vibe Why Poznań is worth visiting Poznań is the 5th largest city in Poland by population (after Warsaw, Kraków, Łódź, and Wrocław), and the capital of Wielkopolskie Województwo (province). The Warta river flows beautifully through the city (the…

The 8 best things to do in Wrocław to relax, to learn something and to have fun Why Wrocław is worth visiting Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland (after Warsaw, Kraków, and Łódź), a vibrant student city, attracting many international businesses and thousands of tourists from Poland and abroad. Although the name of the…

Discover Toruń – a great weekend getaway in Poland: top things to do in Toruń to have fun and learn something Why Toruń is worth visiting Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland (established in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights), and unlike many other cities in Poland, it avoided substantial destruction…

Charity stores & non-profit organizations in Warsaw where you can donate used clothes, shoes, toys, books Smile Warsaw Smile Warsaw is a group of volunteers from many different countries who support homeless people in Warsaw.   Facebook Warsaw Volunteer Mission The Foundation passes the donated items on to families in need. www.wvm.org.pl +48 728 442…

Sunday trade ban in Poland and shopping Sundays in Poland in 2019 There are new regulations in Poland – stores can be open only on selected Sundays. In 2019 in Poland, 15 out of 52 Sundays are shopping days: January 27, February 24, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 15, December 22, December 29. Basically, in…

Easter in Poland: tones of food, egg tapping game, Polish Water Fight Day Polish Easter traditions: Painted eggs (pisanki ) Adults at home and children at schools decorate hard-boiled eggs in shells: with paints, markers, crayons. During Easter season, you can find in Polish stores and even small delis paints and stickers dedicated to Easter egg decoration.…

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