Visiting a new country is an extraordinary experience for a lot of us. There is a possibility to discover new cultures or to taste new flavors or also if it’s only about dealing with a language that you do not know and want to learn it. It’s an incredible feeling.
Whether you’re visiting Poland for the first time or you’re a frequent traveler, this following list may be helpful and you’ll surely get some help. Here are a few things you shall keep in mind before traveling to Poland.
- The official name of the country is Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska).
- It is a country very proud of its gastronomy. If you are invited to a Polish home, then expect a table full of dishes to satisfy you.
- Poland is a traditionally religious country which is why you’ll find more churches than building across the country.
- It is believed to know that Poland has the oldest restaurant of Europe which opened in 1275.
- Poland is the hub for beer and vodka. Drinking vodka is just too normal for the people of Poland.
- It can get way too cold in Poland, especially in the months of December and March.
- Just as the winters in Poland, the summer also flips its side perfectly.
- Riding trams is one of the best ways to travel around the country.
- Surprisingly, Poland is the poorest country of the European Union.
- Despite being poor, Polish people have the largest houses in all of the European Union.
When to go to Poland?
The low season of Poland is considered between November to February that brings the snow to the mountains. During this time, only the ski resorts shall be opened because the rest of the country including the museums shall be shut.
The shoulder season are between the months of April to October where it is relatively cool, but you could expect some hot days. Easter weekends may make the country a bit crowded.
The high season of the country is said to be in the months of June and July where you could expect rain as well as all the attractions across the country are widely open.
What could be the entry exit formalities?
The citizens of EU only require a valid travel ID to enter Poland.
For the rest of the citizens of different countries require an at least 6 months valid passport from the date of departure.
Poland is a part of the Schengen territory hence the visa documents may involve:
– Valid passport
– Travel Insurance
– Proof of travel (Hotel accommodation + Return Air tickets)
– 6 months bank statement
It’s the energy, the wit and kind humor of the Polish people who live under difficult circumstances that will win your hearts. Despite the problems, the deeper you involve yourself into the culture and beauty of the country, the more you’ll ask yourself – what do I even need more?