Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 – Shopping, eating and drinking guide

Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 – Shopping, eating and drinking guide

Planning a trip to one of Europe’s Christmas Markets this year? Year-round, local markets are the best place to get a taste for local life (literally, since you can scoop up tasty snacks as you browse!). But at Christmas time, markets become so much more than just a place to...

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How to keep cool in Warsaw during the summer

How to keep cool in Warsaw during the summer

Hot town, summer in the city – oh yes! Despite the high temperatures you can still have the best.day.ever in the Polish capital in July and August. Check out our guide Karolina’s top tips on how to cool down in Warsaw town… Kick back at the Vistula River beach It’s...

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LGBTQ Safety, Nightlife & Sightseeing in Krakow

LGBTQ Safety, Nightlife & Sightseeing in Krakow

Safety Krakow still has a long way to go before you could consider it LGBTQ-friendly. Poland is a formerly communist country that missed out on the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s; the Catholic Church has been a dominant voice on domestic policy for centuries, hence why same sex...

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Pierogi – the only Polish dish with a patron saint

Pierogi – the only Polish dish with a patron saint

If you’ve ever eaten pierogi, chances are fairly good that you fell in love at first bite – and we wouldn’t blame you. The soft, pillowy dumplings stuffed with cheese and potato (among other possible fillings) is the ultimate in comfort food: filling, hearty, and totally satisfying, whether boiled or...

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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Krakow

Ultimate guide to being vegan in Krakow

Polish cuisine at first glance is not very vegan, but in Krakow, vegan and vegetarian restaurants have been popping up like trendy mushrooms, there are so many of them now that it’s hard to keep track. This is great news for vegan travellers to Krakow or anyone who wants to...

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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Warsaw

Ultimate guide to being vegan in Warsaw

Vegan in Warsaw? No problem. There are more than 100 spots in Warsaw to satisfy almost any craving (1/3 of them are completely vegan). And the numbers are growing faster than in any city. Warsaw is continually listed among the top vegan-friendly cities in the world by HappyCow, a website...

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Europe’s best-loved dishes

Europe’s best-loved dishes

While you’re likely to find Asian fusion in Denmark or pizza in Poland, if you want to travel like a local (and we know you do), a great start is knowing some traditional foods in the destinations you visit. The following is a list of foods with a rich history...

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The legend of Krakow’s Wawel Dragon

The legend of Krakow’s Wawel Dragon

Do you know the most famous story in all of Krakow? It involves a tale of a poor man who was brave enough to save the Duchy of Krakow with his creative idea and a hint of alchemy. Our story even answers the question of why Poles don’t like to...

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How to make Polish pierogis

How to make Polish pierogis

Without a doubt, pierogis are the most famous Polish dish. In many restaurants they’re often called Polish dumplings as an English translation, but, to be honest, it’s difficult to compare them to anything else. The best way to explain, is that pierogis are pierogis – and nothing else. Pierogis are...

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Where to find the best pyzy and flaki in Warsaw

Where to find the best pyzy and flaki in Warsaw

Kasia and Jarek just celebrated the third anniversary of Pyzy, flaki gorące — a place where the authentic taste of Warsaw’s street food integrates with locals and foreigners alike, from a kitchen that has only recently moved to the Praga quarter. “When we were opening this bar three years ago,...

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