It is a deeply resilient country and one that deserves a little time to be understood. Poland is full of ancient buildings and locals living the same way they did a century ago. However move into the major cities and you will see this very same country change from uber old to uber modern.
This country has risen over the past few decades from its World War II struggles to a country with a great deal of living history.
It is also known for being one of the more peaceful countries in the entire world. However, Poland was not always as positive as it is now. The Germans invaded Poland in 1939 and in 1944 the Soviet Union came and took over the country and turned it into a communist nation.
The country has certainly become a peaceful place to be in even after having been invaded or fought after more than forty times in the past 300 years.
Poland s bordered by the Baltic Sea on the north and is mostly flat on the north. The southern end is filled with mountains including the Carpathians. These include parts of the Tatra mountains that have become popular with skiers. The summer season is typically warm with a temperatures in the mid 20s. It gets colder in the northeastern part of the country during the winter when temperatures can get to 20 degrees. The southwestern part of the country has been known to become exceptionally hot during the summer.
Travellers who arrive in Poland can experience many activities and can participate in many of the unique rituals in the country like having a dinner at two in the afternoon with a soup, a meat-based entree and a dessert or they can head out to the grocery stores with their famously massive candy sections.
Most travellers making their first trek to Poland will visit Warsaw, the capital and most prominent city in the country with a population of about 1.7 million people. The city is home to the famed Palace of Science and Culture, the Copernicus Science Centre and the Fryderyk Chopin Museum, a site devoted to the famed Polish composer. Others will visit Krakow, a city is close to 1300 years old, of the major rail travel city of Lodz, a city known for being the home to the Grand Theatre.
This is a very ethnically-unique country in that it has one of the largest Jewish populations in the world outside Israel or the United States.
Airlines servicing the route include Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways and KLM.
Australia to Poland
Popular stopovers include Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Guangzhou.
More information at the Poland Holidays guide.