8 Things I Learned from Visiting Poland

Lucas and I recently got back from Our 1st Father Son Trip to Poland. (For those of you interested in finding out about our trip plans, check out my Poland Trip Planning post.)

Traveling alone with Lucas, my 4 year-old son was a brand new experience for me. While we’ve traveled extensively as a family, this was our first time as a dynamic duo! Find out about 11 Things I Learned From My 1st Father Son Trip.

During our time in Poland, there was a lot to like.

Here are 8 Things I Learned from Visiting Poland:

  1. Poland is really, really cheap! I knew Poland wasn’t a pricey country but it really delivered in terms of cheap/ fair prices for sights, food, beer, you name it…
  2. Poland has some of the most beautiful town squares that I’ve seen in quite some time. Between Krakow and Warsaw’s Old Towns, all I can say is WOW! These areas, left me wanting to come back to see more of the country in the future!
  3. Polish food is really tasty. Lucas and I really enjoyed the local bagels (obwarzanek) and even more so, pierogies.
  4. Hostels provide the smallest towels. This was my one big complaint & I need to remember to bring a travel towel next time if we stay in hostels again.
  5. Poland is home to 2 of the original 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Historic Center of Krakow and the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Lucas & I visited both during our trip.
  6. The bagel, called obwarzanek was invented in Krakow. Silly me to assume they were created in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY! 🙂
  7. Uber is a very good option if you have WiFi/ cellphone service. Cab rides are cheap but lots of drivers seem shady and might rip you off. We used Uber 4-5 times and all of the cars were clean and the rides were super cheap!
  8. Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) might just have the best, free airport WiFi that I’ve ever come across.

Like I mentioned above, I hope to revisit Poland in the future. Looks like there are many more, worthwhile places to explore around the country.

I plan to share more about our trip to Poland in future posts. Stay tuned!

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4 thoughts on “8 Things I Learned from Visiting Poland

  1. All right, Michael.

    Tell you what: as with the General Muir restaurant in Atlanta, we should plan on traveling to Białystok together and try out the bialys there.

    I can see the headline now: “We traveled 4,500 miles just for bialys — and the verdict is…”

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