Large country in northern Central Europe, with Warsaw as the capital.

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Tipping in Poland: saying “thank you” when the waiter collects your money

I read that while tipping in Poland is standard, you should not say "thank you" to the waiter when he takes the cash if you are expecting change. Otherwise, he will assume that the amount overpaid is ...
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Where can I go looking for amber in Gdańsk, Poland?

I've read that one can find amber easily in the beaches in Gdansk. I believe it, but how to get to those beaches? Will anyone be offended if I go there and spend one hour looking for amber?
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Are there any analogs of the Malbork castle in Poland or Germany?

Some time ago I was in Malbork castle and was amazed by its size and beauty. I want to know - are there some castles similar to the Malbork's, may be not so famous. I'm interested in castles in Poland ...
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How to visit Malbork Castle from Gdansk?

I'm wondering how I can visit Malbork Castle if I'm visiting Gdansk. Wikitravel says that Malbork is 1.5 hours from Gdansk by train, but doesn't say how much the train is and if it's allowed to go ...
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Where can I see dolphins in central Europe, near Poland?

I live in Poland and I would like to take my children to some place where we can see dolphins. There is no such place in Poland so I would like to know where they are near south-western Poland ...
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How to cope with disgusting fellow travellers?

This summer I was in Krakow. We stayed in a hostel and did an organized tour from there. We visited Auschwitz concentration camp. We were a group of approximately 10 people and unfortunately some of ...
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Is it possible to get a visa for Kaliningrad in the neighboring countries?

I am planning to visit Northern Poland and then Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. I am thinking of going into the Russian state of Kaliningrad as well. I've read that compared to Russia proper it is ...
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Safety in Warsaw Poland

Just want to be prepared, with no intention of judging or whatsoever, I have some questions about safety in Warsaw: Is it safe to stay in a dorm? I've read some reviews where the person get robbed ...
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How to get from Gdańsk ferry terminal to Gdańsk railway station?

I will take a ferry from Nynäshamn (Sweden) to Gdańsk (Poland), arriving at 13:00. I have a train from Gdańsk at 13:57. According to Google Maps, it's approximately 8 km from the ferry terminal to the ...
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Is it easier to unlock my phone and have it activated with a local provider in another country or to buy a local pay and talk phone?

I'll be traveling around Poland for six weeks and I want to keep in touch with friends and the people I'll meet during my stay. I the SIM card with the phone I currently own now, which is a samsung ...
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What are the standard border checks when traveling between Warsaw and Berlin by various types of transit

I know that there is always a passport check when traveling by air. Is that the same case when traveling by train, bus, and car?
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Is it necessary to book bus tickets from Gdansk to Kaliningrad in advance?

Is it necessary to book bus tickets from Gdansk to Kaliningrad in advance, or is it enough to buy tickets at the station just before the departure? If they need to be booked in advance, where would ...
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How to get Auschwitz-Birkenau from Wroclaw?

I would like to know how to get Auschwitz from Wroclaw without going first to Krakow by public transport? The idea is to get up early in Wroclaw, visit Auschwitz and go to Krakow to sleep. One ...
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US Citizen in Poland more than 90 days in a 180 day period

From what I understand, it is legal for a US citizen to spend up to 90 days in Poland, leave for one day, and re-enter for another 90 day period. Sources I called the Polish embassy in New York and ...
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Help remembering name of hotel in near Łódź, Poland?

This summer I was in Poland. We drove around by car and visited several small villages. I some help to remember the name of the village and the hotel we stayed in. I have only some very vague hints: ...
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Rent a car in Poland without a credit card

This summer I tried to rent a car in Warsaw without a credit card. It wasn't an easy task and it took my hours of talking until I could convince them that it is possible. However, I had to pay the ...
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How much would it cost to take a train from Krakow to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Hamburg, and Hamburg to Warsaw?

I was thinking about purchasing the tickets at the local stations. I wanted to spend three weeks in Poland and a week in Prague, Munich, and Hamburg. I set aside $300 for each train itinerary but I'm ...
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How to visit Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow?

I'd like to visit Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ. Is it possible to visit both places the same day? How much time should I stay in each place? What trains/buses have to take from central ...
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Where can I get a student ID in Poland (Wroclaw) using my American Student ID?

I am a student in America and I have just traveled to Poland. There are a lot of trams here and tickets are cheaper for student tickets then for normal tickets. I have my American student ID card but ...
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What are the prices of coffee in Poland compared to USA

I live in USA but I'm traveling to Poland for the summer. I am wondering what are the prices in USD of coffee in Poland.
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Mobile networks in Poland

I am preparing my trip to Poland and would like to know in advance which mobile operator should I buy. Could you please give me links to mobile operators sites, so I could compare prices? Is there ...
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How can I get from Krakow to Prague?

I am looking for transportation from Krakow to Prague. The only requirement that I have is that it's limited in time, so I can plan it. Hitch-hiking is not a possibility. I don't care much about the ...
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Where can I find a good, printable map of Kraków (Poland)?

Where can I find a good, printable map (PDF) of Kraków (Poland)? I find Google Maps not very suitable for a printable format. Being a road map, it's very much focussed on car travel and not so nice ...
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How to get from Wroclaw airport to city center?

What are the options to get from Wroclaw airport (Ryanair flight) to city center? What's the cheapest option?
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What is the most campsite-dense route between Belgium and the Tatras?

We would like to hike in the Tatras this summer. Due to our kids we can't drive there in one go and would probably like to just take the easy route. Google maps gives us three options. Given that we ...
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Speed limits for drivers with less than two years experience in Germany and Poland?

I am from the Republic of Belarus and in our country there is a speed limit on the motorway for new drivers is 70 km/hr, while for drivers with more than 2 years' experience it is 110 km/hr. I am ...
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Where to exchange money in Wroclaw

I'm arriving to Wroclaw airport (Ryanair) next April, where should I exchange most of my money? In the airport, in the city or in another city?
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Map of hiking routes in the Polish Tatras?

Is there a map with hiking routes in Polish Tatras, preferably in English, with enough quality to be read, available on the Web? I found a few maps but all of them are either too small or, when large ...
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Traveling by train over night in Poland, what's the difference between a 6 person couchete and a 6 person cheap couchete?

I am planning a trip in Polish rail. While doing some simulations to find out the best option I was presented with an overnight train that has the following options besides others: 6 persons couchete ...
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What is the best money exchange place to exchange dollars to PLN in Poland

I am looking for a place to change dollars to Polish zloty and I wonder where the best place to do such exchange is. I am looking for exchange places in following cities (or nearby): Wroclaw Krakow ...
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Is it possible to enter Kaliningrad via Poland and leave via Lithuania?

When entering the Kaliningrad Oblast via some specific entry points, EU citizens can get a visa for 72 hours at the border. This information can also be found on an official site. Now I would like ...
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Dealing with money for a trip to Poland and Slovakia

I'm going to be traveling to Poland/Slovakia and perhaps Germany/Austria for 11 days In a couple of weeks, and am not sure how I should deal with money, as Poland does not use the Euro, but the other ...
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Where to leave luggage in Gdansk?

Is there another place than the station to leave luggage in Gdansk, Poland? I was in the station, and there were around 10 lockers all full. I am not sure if I was in the right place though. I am not ...
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Can I rent a car in Berlin and drive to Krakow?

We have 5 people traveling from Berlin to Krakow and want to know if this is a reasonable way to travel?
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What's a “tourist” sleeper?

I was checking the polish train website and they have in their night offers: "sleeper 1 person", "sleeper 2 persons" and "sleeper touristic". What does a "sleeper touristic" mean?
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Cabins and camping options in Tatra mountains

I am considering a trip to the Tatras. Is it possible to camp or do wild camping there? What other options are there? I read about some huts, but I am not sure what these are or what they contain. ...
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Making phone calls from Poland to the rest of the world over VOIP

(I guess this classifies as a travel question) I'm in Poland now. I'm looking for the best (cheap and good voice quality) VOIP provider for making phone calls to the rest of Europe and rest of the ...
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How to go from Warsaw Modlin airport to Warsaw?

I checked the airport website, there seems to be a train but it's not very clear to me. Specially not knowing the names of the stations. How can one get from Warsaw Modlin airport to Warsaw?
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How to allow my wife to stay in Poland for more than 90 days

I am spending summer in Poland and I bought a return ticket that will make me come back after a 90-day period (I will be in the country for 92 days). I wonder how I can get some paperwork that will ...
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How to find a cheap tour to Wieliczka salt mines from Krakow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to visit Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow? Just this. If I'm at Krakow, which are the cheapest tour that goes to the salt mines?
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How to get from Rzeszów to Lviv? [closed]

What are my options to find a connection between Rzeszów and Lviv? Is there a website that lists all Poland->Ukraine buses, like bus.com.ua does for Ukraine->Poland? I couldn't find the list of buses ...
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Cheap phone calls from Canada to Poland

I'm travelling to Canada and I need to make cheap phone calls from Canada to Poland. Are there any cheap prepaid cell phone operators or fixed lines? If you can, please add some prices for example.
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How can I find out more information about bus routes in Poland?

I'm looking for a website which sums up all bus routes in Poland. If possible some kind of navigator. Basically, I want to enter my starting point and destination and have the website suggest a bunch ...
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When you go for a multi day hike in the Tatras, where do you leave your car?

We will be doing a road trip through Czech republic, Slovakia and Poland. At some point we would like to do a multiday hike through the tatras. Since we won't be carrying all our camping gear and ...
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Reality Check on Data Roaming and Tethering in Ireland/Poland

I am in the U.S. I would like to be able to go to Ireland and Poland and be able to tether my laptop to some kind of MIFI-like device or a cell phone that can create a wireless hotspot. From what ...
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Renting an appartment in Poland using 'biuro'

I'm going to say for at least a month in Warsaw. If I rent a flat using 'biuro' - who pay commission: an owner or a guest? How big it usually is?
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Do I need Transit visa for Germany, travelling from India to Poland via Germany with Polish D-Type National Visa? [duplicate]

I am going to Poland (Delhi-Frankfurt-Warsaw) with Polish National Visa. Do I need Transit visa for layover in Frankfurt?
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Is there a website for the Tatra mountains Polish shelters?

I am trying to look for the Tatra mountain shelters. I want to check location, prices, and maybe do a reservation. Is there a website?
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Canadian minors travelling to Poland with grandmother. What additional documentation is required?

My two minor children (both 8 y.o.) are traveling from Toronto to Warsaw for three weeks this summer. My wife and I are married and living together with the children. Besides passports, what ...
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Schengen refusal reasons for insufficient evidence. Poland embassy

i applied for a Schengen visa to Poland for my exchange program with AIESEC there, but from the requires papers they need (moves certificate) and it takes about two weeks to release and my appointment ...