Money Change – change kantor
Though I have not had personal experience, I have been warned by several locals to change money at this chain of exchange offices with the orange signs. Those guys have not only worse rates than other changes, but also have a confusing way of showing their rates. These offices are found at airports and train stations (like here in Wroclaw Glowny). However, there are plenty of other exchange offices which are just a few steps away.
Building of a bank
This is terrible when you walk on the main market square and admire the beauty of the architecture and finally see a aweful building. This is a building of Bank Zachodni WBK. It does not fit the style and atmosphere of the old town.
Summer time - not too good time to visit Wroclaw
Most people think Poland is a cold weather country........... and here we have a trap!!! If you do not like temperatures higher than 35 degrees Celsius so please do not choose July as a time to visit Wroclaw. Wroclaw has always belonged to the hottest places in Poland and Northern Europe. At present you may add a global warming effect and belive me! you have 'great' chance to be roasting between end of June and beginning of August. The best time to come is May, September and October. April also can be pleasant.
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Modern fountain in the Rynek
The beautiful paving and the ancient atmosphere one can breathe in the Rynek are somehow spoiled with these modern structures: a fountain and a football ball. I don't think they are ugly in themselves, but they don't fit to the Renaissance style that characterizes the rest of the square. The administration that let them be built must not have had much aesthetic sense.
Last year there was built a "old" wooden town... This is the Slavonic settlement. You can see here how make the earthenwares or weave a fabric... Time to time you can see too a historical battle...
Unique Suggestions: In Partynice there is the Wroclawski Tor Wyscigowy ( The Racetrack of Wroclaw)
Fun Alternatives: You can ride here a horse or see the horses race.
Partynice this is a district in Wroclaw. There is the racecourse. You can see the horses races. And there is too a old Slavonic city - the castle and some houses and on the photo this is Swiatowid - the pagan deity, he have 4 faces they look in every quarters of the world.
Fun Alternatives: In Partynice there have place time to time the local festines.
Circles and Triangles
Don't be afraid if you are accosted by a large Polish woman upon entering the public toilet. You simply must pay to use all public toilets, usually around one zloty.
However, please note that while using a public toilet is a paid service it does not guarantee that toilet paper will be available. The toilet situation is improving throughout all of Poland, but it is still wise to carry some tissues into the toilet just in case, especially on trains.
In addition, some restaurants and bars are still irritatingly charging for use of the toilet even if you are a customer. Yes, it's annoying but in the end it's only a zloty. And just to thoroughly confuse you, Poland uses a circle to denote women's toilets and a triangle to denote men's toilets. Remember: women circles, men triangles.
Unique Suggestions: Make sure you have some tissues and small change with you.
Fun Alternatives: Alternative? I don't think there is an alternative for this one ... when you've got to go, you've got to go!!!
Don't go shopping around to...
Don't go shopping around to all the exchange shops to change your money. They're all practically the same rate. Now some can be a-holes when it comes to service, like one just outside the main post office in the Rynek, and the 24 hour one at the train station, the people there usually seem half-dead, but in any case, don't go to banks, you're wasting your time to enjoy this wonderful city.
Although this bear looks very...
Although this bear looks very nice better not to drink the water flowing from his...nose :-) - click on the picture to enlarge. Location - by the south wall of the Town Hall in Rynek (The Main Square).
You have to cancel an extra ticket for your oversized luggage in trams or buses. Read the trasportation tip.
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If you want to rest go to the...
If you want to rest go to the zoo or one of many parks , among them - Japanese Park (built specially for the Century Exhibition in 1913).
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