Poland – Mead & Vodka

Cracow, Poland

Vodka apparently seems to be a Polish or Russian traditional alcohol;
well, there is some truth in it…
But there are other alcoholic drinks also popular in Poland,
of course variety of beers,
and mead (Polish: miód pitny what literally means a “drinkable honey”).
I think, mead should have a position number one, it’s a Polish traditional alcoholic beverage, introduced already in Middle Ages.

When your’e in Poland, try mead!
Check maybe the wikipedia website for suggestions which one to choose.

Poland – Cracow

Kraków, Poland

Cracow (in Polish: Kraków) is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland,
and I highly recommend you to go there!
Just be aware, that since some years, Cracow is a very popular tourist destination, it maybe overcrowded, so maybe it lost some of its charm (?).

Anyway, if you’re bored with Cracow, go to nearby Oświęcim (very importnat place, known for known for being the site of the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp) and Wieliczka Salt Mine;
or a bit farther – go to mountains.

Poland – Climate

Baltic Sea, Poland

Poland has a typical continental climate, with 4 seasons, i.e., spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
The north part of Poland (coast) has rather oceanic climate,
and in the south (mountains) the weather is slightly different;
but in general we have 4 seasons.

Actually, as a child, I thought that each country has 4 seasons, and in each country are mountains, sea, forest, lakes, desert – just everything in different proportions. 😀

Poland – Cold Country

Winter in Mountains, Poland

I often heard from people who never been to Poland that Poland is a very cold country (=with long, extremely cold winter). They would never said it about Germany, but Polish climate is like the climate of about half of Germany.

Winters in Poland can be very cold, but they can be also quite mild.
Anyway, winter lasts only 3 months; there is still spring, autumn and hot summer.

Poland – Flag

Warszawa, Poland

The flag of the Republic of Poland consists of two horizontal stripes, the upper one white and the lower one red (a white, crowned eagle is sometimes added, but it’s our coat of arms).
There two other countries that have very similar flag, just up side down ;), it’s Indonesia and Monaco.