For those of you who like to travel abroad - Poland on YouTube - short videos.

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  1. Nestor

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    Poland is cheaper than any, other part of Europe if you'll ever plan to spend some quality time there.
    Let's start with my old city and region around it. Warsaw, Mazovia.



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    Poland



    Animated history of Poland



    Thanks!
     
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    Fascinating contrast in old and new. Thank you. It's educational too.
     

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    Thank you Nestor.

    I've always wanted to visit Poland and eastern Europe in general. Partly because for about half my life, Poland and eastern Europe were hidden behind the Iron Curtain, and pictures from there since the fall of communism shows it to be a very beautiful part of the world rich in culture and history. Also, my ancestry on my mother's side were from there.

    My maternal great-grandfather was from Poland and maternal great-grandmother from Slovakia they met once they were in the states (around western PA and Pittsburgh). My maternal grandparents were first-generation natural born Americans.
     
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    Thanks! Brought back nice memories of my visit to Warsaw back in 2006. Really would love to go back and visit Poland again: nice people and nice country!
     
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    Is Krakow a friendly city for US tourists?
     
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    I've been there as a tourist twice in the last 6 years. It is fantastic. The people are friendly and helpful and don't mind when you mutilate their language (they all seem to speak English in Krakow anyway). The food is fantastic (they even have great sushi) - I lived on roast duck the first time I visited because i love it and don't get it here unless I make it myself. There is so much to see and do in Krakow and the surrounding area (you must visit the salt mine) that you could spend a month and not get bored or see it all.
     
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    How much cheaper?
     
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    My wife has a friend in Krakow and she wants the s to visit. That might be the next place out of the US we head. When is a good time to go?
     
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    September, preferably early September or...early June. Krakow wasn't destroyed during WW2...but Warsaw was literally removed from the map. 94% of the buildings were destroyed, so what you are looking at right now, even if it looks old...is still fairly new.
     
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    Whole country is very US friendly.
     
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    If you looking to "submerge" into history, there are not many, better places to visit really. Just one of many examples:

     
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    Good 50% I would say...especially when you are staying away from the big cities.
     
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    Another interesting place to visit:

     
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