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I live in Berlin.
And I travel a lot.
I do so because most of Europe is pretty much just around the corner, and because I can.
In fact, this year alone, I went to:
I had planned to go to Finland, France, Ireland & Russia, but that’s the wonderful thing about being a smart independent traveller. You can change direction as, and when it suits you.
And if it doesn’t suit me, I don’t go.
After all, I have a husband, a teenaged son, and family on both sides of the Continent!
And the year isn’t yet over, so there’s plenty of time to get my itchy feet moving!
Just to whet your appetite, here’s what I did throughout the summer:
And one of the countries that I very much enjoy travelling to is Poland!
I’ve been going to Poland for more than twenty (20) years, but judging by some of the comments that I get, you would think that I’ve only just passed through.
Some readers think I haven’t the slightest clue.
Some readers even think that like Queen Elizabeth I, I might actually be male!
I know that I write without the tone of sexism and funnily enough, most of my readers are actually blokes!
Just last week, I received a comment asking me to give tips and advice on how to sleep with German women!
Needless to say, I didn’t publish it, blocked him, and put his “comment” in the trash!
On that note, I’ve decided to write a compilation of articles that I’ve written about Poland.
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I know I will!
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And now, without further ado, here the best articles that I’ve written about Poland.
My favourite post and the gift that just keeps on giving!
That’s it for now.
See you next week!
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This summer was to go to Riga, Latvia then on to Moscow then St Petersburg..unfortunately the visa process for Russia meant I was time-barred! Still planning to go though.
Love Poland too!
Thanks so much Caroline!
Oh, what a shame. Did you go to Latvia though. It’s really easy and very nice. Especially Riga. And of course, as a Dutch citizen, you don’t need a visa. 😉 Were you going to fly to Russia if you planned to go to Moscow?
p.s. Poland is such a lovely country. As are most East / Central European countries. And the food. OMG! 😀
Yep! The best thing about being so close to all these places is that you can change your mind and do it some other time. I’ve had to reschedule some things this year. Time seems to be flying :-). I loved Krakow very much but Warsaw did not warm the cockles of my heart so to speak. Very beautiful place though and they really did a good job of restoring it. I’ve quite eager to discover more Eastern European countries. Great roundup post!
Thanks so much KemKem!
Yes, indeed! So sorry that Warsaw didn’t warm your cockles, but splendid news, that you loved Krakow instead. Most people do! I’d heard negative things about Warsaw too, but the issue of the river intrigued me, and I was extremely lucky to find Advenzure Warsaw and my artistic home – Autor Rooms – which was so useful as it’s a hotel / community for artists, maany of whom were writers, actors and architects! And they showed me around and then I was more than equipped to explore myself. I even went on a pub crawl, but by the end of the night, I knew that drinking and clubbing (unless it’s a private affair, or I’m on the guest list, and there’s a driver to take me home), is no longer my thing! I left them all to it at 01.00, and I even took the night train as it was just 2 stops back. I knew I’d be alright as I was wearing a bright pink coat and loads of people had clearly seen me throughout the evening, so the likelihood of me being kidnapped was pretty low! Ha! Ha! 😉
Poland looks like a fascinating country to explore!
Last year, I did a pub crawl in Edinburgh and was ready to call it a night by the time we got to the final bar. It was getting close to midnight. I was tired and thought it was best to quit while ahead! And I wanted to enjoy Edinburgh best after a good night’s sleep.
Thanks so much Elisa!
Poland is a lovely country well worth visiting! And OMG. Pub crawls!. I don’t blame you in the least. I was all for it when I was much younger. I’ve even been to Caella and Ballermann pub crawling with a bunch of young Germans, but that was in 2004! But now…Eek! Having said that, it was good to experience it again, and everyone that was there, was so much fun. After all, I was going to write about it, so the proof of the pudding is in the eating! And I have a personal policy of, if I haven’t been there or done it myself, I don’t write about it, so that readers ALWAYS get the personal touch, no matter what I write!
p.s. Edinburgh is such a wonderful city. I don’t know how many times I’ve been there, and it never gets tired. Ditto Scotland! 😀
Whaat?! People think you’re a guy??! Mind blown. I guess that could be for the better though, seeing as how misogyny seems to be rearing its ugly head lately.
Thanks awfully Michelle! I know! It’s like, are they blind?
But honestly, lots of people don’t go to the top of the page and simply go for the thing that’s offending them. And this particular post was the culptrit. And this one! One person even thought I was white as opposed to a person of colour, and was going on a rant. About people of colour! I had to steer them to my photograph. And then they got quite rude and starting ranting about my husband because he was German. Think a’la Boris Becker! 😉
p.s. I thought it was quite amusing! 😀
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