Sushi is popular in Poland’s urban centers. Seriously popular. An informal study of Warsaw magazines reveals that about 10% of all the city’s restaurants sell it – and even then you probably want to book a table on a Friday night to make sure you get some. Kłodzko is a delight for the eyes: its Old Town is perched on a rambling hillside, surrounded by winding, steep streets. Overhanging houses and Gothic architecture give this small town a wild, romantic feeling. 'Poland' literally means 'land of fields', and although fields do indeed abound, a trip down to the most southern region of the country reveals the stunning Tatras Mountains. Adventure and active travellers rejoice! Poland has just what you have been looking for: sports, sights and food and drink well worth savouring. Amber, the precious fossilised tree resin known as ‘Baltic Gold’ or ‘Gold of the North’, has played a vital role in Poland’s history: from the country’s economic trade and its folklore, to being used in jewelry and contemporary decorative arts and fashion. You say you’re in Kraków for 4 hours between trains, and want a quick tour? Or are you lucky enough to be a visitor of this fair city for a long weekend? What if you have a week, and want to explore beyond the Old Town Market Square? Never fear: here, we highlight all the must-dos and must-sees… Called a unique experience, Dans le Noir? is an adventure for the senses. Described as a “school of humility and tolerance, but also of respect for other people and of ability to listen,” Dans le Noir? turns difference into a plus...and it is now in Warsaw. Formerly Kraków’s Jewish quarter, Kazimierz’s soul was ripped out of it during WWII, when it was first used as a ghetto, then was steadily emptied as its inhabitants were sent off to the gas chambers of nearby Auschwitz and Birkenau. But recently, the area has enjoyed a revival; a visit here is a glimpse into a tragic past, but also a vibrant, promising future. For those interested in a unique cultural experience, Poznań, home of the prestigious International Wieniawski Violin Competition, may be the answer. Cultural and cosmopolitan, with an award-winning shopping center, its own brewery, five star hotels and gourmet restaurants, Poznań could very well become the ‘Ultimate Decadent Escapade.’ Nestled into the most northwestern corner of Poland, the Pomerania region offers so much to see, that visitors are treated to the pleasurable experience of picking and choosing between great things – and more great things – to do... A crisp, clear spirit that will leave you breathless: vodka is an essential element of Polish life, national identity and everyday culture. Pushing to reinvent the country's liquid source of pride, local distilleries are bringing this traditional tipple some new-found respect – and a sense of luxury. In the past few years, Poland’s popular culture has witnessed the proliferation of communist-era products and symbols; it's fascinating that commodities depicting the images, slogans and sensations of communism – a dark specter in Poland's history, which lurked from 1945 to 1989 - now prove to be highly profitable ventures breaking into the new-age fashion zone. Following energy-conservation during the 80s, recycling in the 90s, 'sustainability' and 'green' have become the big buzzwords of the 21st century. Mushrooming eco-brands, eco-services and eco-designers are promoting the green movement at warp speed, even in Poland. Now it's actually fun, fashionable and easy being green - or at least a less harmful shade of black. Wrocław is a real-life example of the proverbial phoenix rising from the flame: it has had five different names – depending on which of its four invaders had taken it over last - and only 60 years ago was almost completely levelled in a brutal, 80-day siege. But you would never know it today: travellers have compared it to Prague, and with its lovely canals, cobbled streets and.... If you are heading into Poland and fancy yourself a coffee connoisseur (or a devoted coffee lover), you could not have chosen a better time. After years of limited options and low quality standards, the country's expanding coffee-café sector and maturing java-jonesing population is cultivating a new crop of sophisticated coffee emporiums. Today, Poland's coffee culture is bubb
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