Poland What to Pack

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    Lublin Tourist Information Office
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    Lublin Tourist Information Office
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    Kopernik Torun gingerbread
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Poland What to Pack

  • Shoes and clothes

    Warsaw What to Pack

    Big, warm, hiking boots if you going hiking, or if you going anywhere in winter! And lots of sweaters, with at least one big, thick jacket to wear over everything! Some camera's have been known to stop working in extreme cold. Poland in January is EXTREMELY cold!

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    Warsaw What to Pack

    City backpack or small bag but, as usual in European cities, in crowded places in downtown cash and cards should be placed close to your body to avoid smart pickpockets. Dress for the season and keep an umbrella handy. It can rain at any point in the year. Warning: sometimes there are very hot days in summer and very cold in winter. Wear good comfy...

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  • Guides

    Warsaw What to Pack

    It is so nice to hear that "In your pocket" guide about Warsaw is free both downloading from Internet and in paper form. Online version you could download at http://www.inyourpocket.com If you are interested in paper version, you could take it free at Tourism information center or at upper class hotels. I got also "Warsaw in short" guide, here I...

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  • Outstanding souvenirs from Wieliczka...

    We purchased several outstanding souvenirs from the souvenir shop at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Our first photograph depicts a gold plated medal of the Ring of St. Kinga by Zlota Polska. It measures approximately 4 cm in diameter. This is truly an outstanding souvenir for your personal collections. The gold plated medal costs just 23.00 zl per piece....

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  • Excellent hard cover book on Cracow

    This excellent hard cover book on Krakow (Cracow in Polish language) is not easily available in souvenir shops or book stores in the city of Krakow. We purchased this book from souvenir shop at the main entrance/ticketing office at Wieliczka Salt Mine in Wieliczka. This impressive publication is inexpensive and costs just 35 zl per book.The...

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  • Iced hearts gingerbread from Kopernik...

    Iced gingerbread from Kopernik Torun (Torunskie Pierniki) is an excellent item to give away as gifts to your friends and relatives when you travel back to your own country. This gingerbread in the shape of hearts has no filling but it certainly tastes delicious. Each package has 8 pieces of 20 gm each totalling 160 gm per package. It is available...

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  • Polish Weather

    Just to warn you, in the Spring, Poland's weather can be very unpredictable. Absolutely freezing one day and beautifully warm the next. If you go in the Spring you should definitely pack for all possible weather - rain, snow, cold winds, and yet also sunshine and very warm temps as well.

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  • Capricious weather

    One thing is certain - when you come to Poland in summer, don't forget to take an umbrella, raincoat and some warm clothes. You may not need them - the temperature in summer is often above 30 degrees Centigrade. But there are days when it is cold and rainy. And the wind, especially at the seaside, may be really strong.

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  • Apteka - for all your pharmaceutical...

    No worries. If you forget to bring some medicines you can find what you need at an "Apteka" (pharmacy in English) Just look for an "Apteka" sign. The pharmacies are well stock. Of course, if you have specific prescriptions that you take on regular basis make sure that you bring those medicines with you. Just to be on the safe side and to make...

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  • Shoes

    The most important are comfortable shoes for long walkings. Even so public transport is quite good in Poland sometimes you'll have to walk and walk and walk... And you won't enjoy beautiful landscape if your foot are aching.

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  • Bugs!!!!

    There are a lot of big annoying bugs in Poland!!! I don't like them one bit. If you're staying for a few days, or a few weeks like I was, it's good to bring some bug spray. I didn't think of that, so I used my Wrikle Free (wrinkle remover). Works like a charm! And your dead bugs are sure to be wrinkle free!!!!Here I am standing on a chair...

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  • Autumn

    Polish autumn starts mid September and ends at the end of November. It tends to be cold but there are hot days sometimes. It also tends to be rainy but that's not a rule.Remember to bring some warm clothes with you but be prepared for colder days too.An umbrella...

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  • Summer

    It's summer time and the living is easy...Polish summer usually starts in mid May and ends mid September. It's usually very hot, temperatures reach +35 C. This year (I'm writing this on May 30th 2003) we already had days when it was +33 C.That is why you should definetely bring summer clothes, a sun hat, sandals, T-shirts etc. Remember that July...

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  • Spring

    Usually spring starts in Poland begins in March and ends in the first half of May. You can expect any weather then - from freezing cold in March to real hots in mid May. That's why in spring you need to bring all sorts of clothes to Poland. You never know...Bring an umbrella :)

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  • Winter

    Please bear in mind that winters in Poland are quite cold so if you're coming to this beautiful country between December and February you're supposed to bring really warm clothes as temperature may drop to -30 C.

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  • General needs... I mean no special needs

    If you are going to stay in the cheaper hotel or in private lodging bring a soap and towel with you as it's possible they won't supply it. No special needs as in the shops here you can buy everything you need.

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  • Sometimes it's raining in Poland ;-)

    Because of changeable weather you can need something against the rain. Not always umbrella is usefull, especially when a strong wind is blowing.

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  • Packing List

    Warm clothing and good boots are required in winter. It can drop well below zero.In summer it can be surprisingly warm, so make sure you have some light clothing. It can still get a little chilly in the evening though.Bring an umbrella just in case of rain.

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  • Packing List

    There are four distinct seasons in Poland.Winters can get really cold. So bring some high boots, a warm hat, gloves, a warm scarf, and a nice warm coat. It's nice to always have a lot of clothes that can be layered.Spring and fall are a mix of rainy and chilly as well as nice, warm and sunny weather. Make sure you have an umbrella or a rain coat....

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    Resort ATM vs cash vs travellers' cheques: You'd better bring along your ATM card and not cash. Besides the relative safety this offers, it will also help you to avoid huge commissions that are often charged by foreign exchange buros (and by the companies converting travellers' cheques into cash, alas, as well). You'll see plenty of ATM...

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  • Packing List

    Regular stuff They (Poles) dress up frivolously - nice. You may feel uncomfortable in your jeans and sweater in some unexpected places. In some discos you'll feel as if there's a wedding going on...Nowdays, you can buy very nice clothes here, so 'no big deal'.Use your common sense. No shortages anymore in Poland. You may want to take your...

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