As the ninth biggest country in Europe, Poland shares borders with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea.
There are 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland, including Krakow’s old town, the Salt Mines, and Auschwitz-Birkenau. These sites along with other monuments, museums, and neighborhoods bring history to life. Poland has had a tough go of it from being used as a pivotal location for WWII Nazi camps to rebuilding Warsaw after the failed Warsaw Uprising. However; don’t let that fool you. It’s a beautiful country that has been making great advances in innovation and technology.
You may not see a lot of Polish cuisine in the US, but we’re here to tell you it’s delicious – from classic pierogis (dumplings) to sweet pączki (Polish doughnuts). You’ll find Polish food to be very affordable, diverse and unique. As you explore Poland, try the delicacy of each region.
The good-hearted Poles are very hospitable. If you visit a Polish home you’ll be treated like family. You will also be encouraged to participate in festivals and events in the community. You’ll find the atmosphere very enjoyable as the locals always find a reason to celebrate!