Although Poland joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the Euro as currency. Poland's currency is still the Zloty. 1 Zloty is divided into 100 Grosz and the official currency code is PLN.
There are plans that Poland might introduce the Euro as official currency in 2013.
I got my Polish Zloty from cash points (ATMs), which are widely available in Lublin, especially in the touristy city centre.
Poland is famous for a vodka-drinking tradition. Nevertheless, there are some really tasty Polish beers.
The local beer of Lublin is Perla beer. It is produced by Perla Lublin Breweries S.A, whose beer brewing tradition dates back to the 19th century.
One of the most famous breweries in Poland is Zywiec which was founded in 1852 and nowadays owned by the Dutch Heineken group.
Another well know beer brand in Poland is Tyskie beer. It is brewed in Tychy, where a brewery was mentioned in the early 17th century for the first time.