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Poland

Facts about country

Capital Warsaw

Population

38.6 Million

Main Languages

Polish

Electricity

2 Plug System 220 Volts 50Hz

Currency

Sloty (St)

Exchange Rate for US $ as of March 2001

409 St per 1 US$

Safe to Drink Tap Water

Yes

Size

    sq km

Transport

Train, bus, plane, taxi, rent a car

Cash Machines (ATMS) Yes
Credit Card Usage Yes
Religion Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
Measurement System Metric System

Recommended Budget per Day in US $ 

Total Budget per Person Accommodation Meals Transportation Other
30 $ 8 $  7 $  7 $ 8 $

Main things to See (we give descriptions only on places we visited)

Things to See  Visited Brief Description Recommend (10 is best 1 is don't bother)
Krakow Y Krakow's old city was not destroyed in World War II and is well worth a visit.    There is also a central Marktplatz in the middle of town.   7
Auschwitz Y One of the most famous Concentration Camps from World War II.  The both of us thought it was not very well done and explained.  The movie was also not well done in our opinion.  Other concentration sites which we have seen gave one more of a saddened feeling. 7
Warsaw N
Gdansk N

Popular activities and Tours (Being not included does not mean they do not exist)

Hiking / Trekking x
Scuba Diving
Historical Sites x
Sightseeing tours x

Ballooning

Bungy Jumping

Safaris

Boat tours x
Fishing
Horseback riding x
Canoeing x
Camping x
River Rafting
Sky Diving  
Abseiling  
Surfing
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Sailing
Mountain biking x
Rollerblading  x
Motorbike x
Sand boarding
Snorkeling
Water Skiing x
Skiing x
Bicycling x
Others 

Feeling and Opinions on Poland 

We just visited the Krakow and Auschwitz.  Auschwitz we thought could have been better done.  The people of Poland are really reserved and hard to get into a conversation with or even get directions.  Everything also seemed really dreary and no one seemed happy.   

 

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