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:
- 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…
- 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!
- Polish food is really tasty. Lucas and I really enjoyed the local bagels (obwarzanek) and even more so, pierogies.
- 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.
- 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.
- The bagel, called obwarzanek was invented in Krakow. Silly me to assume they were created in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY! 🙂
- 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!
- 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!