Poland: Through Local Eyes

 

Sara

Where are you originally from?​
Poland

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Welcoming, genuine and heartfelt

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
8

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
It is what it is

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Cześć/dziękuje/proszę/przepraszam

Are you more like laid back or party people?
A mix of both: we when party, it’s all night long, but when we chill, is all day long

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Best food is pierogi. Weirdest is everything fermented (it’s delicious and super healthy!). Try local meats (especially sausages!) and fresh local vegetables

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Local beer and straight vodka shots (we use food as chasers – try pickles and fish)

How is breakfast served in your country?
Usually sandwiches and scrambled eggs/ sausages

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Little village festivals called “Dożynki”. This is where you can really see local culture

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Football

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Partying and drinking for few days straight – some people do that…

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Go mountains hiking in the south

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Take your shoes off when you visit someone in their home. We also don’t really do lunch – we have breakfast, second breakfast about 2 hrs later, then dinner around 3-4pm and supper in the evening.

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Cracow, Zakopane & Morskie Oko, Mazury

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Hel

Where can visitors find the best beach?
North of Poland has many touristic beaches which are also packed with parties and entertaining activities

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Cracow

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Welcoming, a bit old-fashioned but embracing change

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
A weekend would be enough

When is the best time to visit?
May-June. Not too crowded but the weather is already beautiful

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
Blonde women with blue eyes.

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Big traveler, 23 countries and counting. My favourite place so far is Malta

What’s your best travel story?
In Thailand we went swimming with elephants. Until today this is my number one most amazing experience of my life

Why do you love traveling? 
Travel broadens your horizons, in every way possible. Physically, mentally, in every way. It helps overcome your fears and discover the strength you never thought you had in you. If you can travel across the world, you can do anything!

ABOUT SARA

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E-mail: Sarah.waloszek@gmail.com