One unexpected thing that occurred as a result of our trip to Poland was the blogging friendships that arose from bonding over this country. It’s how I met Cynthia, who I introduced previously with her guest post on backpacking through Poland. And today I have other bloggers to highlight - Karolina and Patryk, a Polish couple traveling the world.
I had the opportunity to write a post on their blog about what surprised me about their country during my travels. And today I’m excited to introduce them as they share a native’s view on what Poland’s hidden gems are. Here’s the inside scoop, as told by Karolina and Patryk:
5 Hidden Gems of Poland:
1. Lancut Castle
We have no idea why so many people still haven’t heard of Lancut. It’s small town in Poland with the most beautiful castle we’ve ever seen. It’s colorful, monumental, and majestic both from the inside and outside.
It’s really easy to get to Lancut from any place in Poland. It’s just 2 hours driving from famous Krakow.
Lancut is not only a castle - it’s also unique, on a global scale, with its Coach House and beautiful English-style park.
What’s more, in Lancut, there’s one of the few Distillery Museums of the world.
So many amazing things in one small town! Lancut is definitely a must-see for every tourist visiting Poland.
Roztocze is a great place to relax, breathe fresh air, and live in harmony with nature.
It is a region in south-eastern Poland, very close to Zamosc and Lublin. Roztocze has a healthy micro-climate which is why many people spend summer there. It has beautiful forests and lakes.
Every time we want to relax, we go to Roztocze to admire the beauty of the nature.
3. Bialowieza Forest
We've heard of the Bialowieza forest since we were children but we went there for the first time last month. We absolutely fell in love with this place!
It’s beautiful, unspoiled, and native. Bialowieza is home for European bison (zubr), the biggest land animals in Europe, which are very rare and under strict protection.
You can see them in a special park though.
Bialowieza is right next to Bialorusian border and it’s home not only for bison. Wolves, boars, deer, and many other beautiful animals also live there.
4. Solec Zdroj
We are Poles but we hadn’t heard of Solec Zdroj until last year. It really is a hidden gem of Poland!
Solec Zdroj has mineral pools with the best sulfuric water on Earth. It cures many illnesses, especially skin diseases.
People from all over the world come here to heal. It seems like Solec Zdroj is more popular abroad than in Poland.
The pool complex is quite big with places to relax outside and inside.
5. Bieszczady Mountains
It’s heaven for free souls. People who don’t like any borders, prejudice and judgements. Many people sell apartments in big cities and move to Bieszczady to live a peaceful life, close to the nature. The Bieszczady mountains are close to the Ukrainian and Slovakian border. These mountains are unspoiled, beautiful, and unique.
They are not high though- the highest peak is Tarnica, which is only 1346 metres.
Bieszczady is famous for poloniny: mountains with meadow on the top.
About the Authors:
Karolina and Patryk are young couple from Poland who decided to quit college, start a business and travel around the world. They are fulfilling their dreams and inspire others to do the same. On their blog they are sharing their travel experiences and giving tips how to make money online, be happy and not to overpay for the luxury.
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Karolinapatrykcom
All photos compliments of Karolina and Patryk.