« A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance. »
– Stanislaw Jerzy –
Do the eastern countries fascinate you with their history and culture? Are you looking for a beautiful human experience? Try Poland: an entirely different experience is guaranteed!
You’ll be surprised by the coexistence between Warsaw’s modernism, Krakow’s medieval style and the traditionalism of the countryside, where it’s not uncommon to encounter horse-drawn wagons. A land of contrasts, Poland is a lively and energetic country.
Through the eyes of children, Krakow looks like a fairy tale, especially if you’re visiting at Christmas. Wawel Castle, with its fire-spitting Wawel Dragon statue as well as knights’ tournaments in the country’s many medieval castles take you back in time. On sunny days, take a boat ride on the lake in Lazienki Park or on the Vistula River…a trip among the wandering rocks, a natural labyrinth of the Tabular Mountains, the descent of the Dunajec Gorge on a wooden raft steered by raftsmen…or the High Tatras, where the snow never completely melts. All are inexhaustible sources of adventure and pleasure.
Children will love (as will you!) being able to eat at any time of the day or night, whether it’s pierogi (stuffed ravioli), meatballs, schabowy kotlet (breaded cutlets) or pretzels sold by numerous street vendors. Above all, they’ll be easily tempted by nalesniki z serem (cottage cheese-filled crepes) or the many delicious flavors of ice cream. Poland undoubtedly has a lot to offer.
Warsaw has something special, something different to many of European most-visited cities. It may be the fact, that the entire city was rebuilt after WWII without a constant and extended rebuilding plan, leaving space and enough tolerance for the younger generation to let them take part in the construction process of the new Polish capital.
Lazienki Park (means “Baths”) is the place where the locals get together on week-ends for a picnic, a stroll along the basin of the Lazienki Castle or to enjoy a free Chopin concert in the shadow of the statue. The area around Lazienki Park in Warsaw includes palaces, historic buildings, museums and government departments, and is one of the poshest area in Warsaw.