Xmas Travel: Kraków

Xmas Travel: Kraków

Features 11 December 2017 0

Tourist trap? You bet! Even so, Kraków’s rise to the top table of European weekend breaks has not been without reason. Come Christmas, it’s hard to resist the spell of her sprawling Old Town. Stay Numbered in the gazillions, the choice of hotels is bewildering. Thrusting art & culture... Read more
Xmas Travel: Wrocław

Xmas Travel: Wrocław

Features 8 December 2017 0

Entwined within a tangle of ribboning rivers, Wrocław is a place of soaring spires and tight, cobbled alleys. Known by some as ‘the city of a hundred bridges’, this stunning town enchants all who visit. Stay The historic Monopol, a swank ensemble of marble, walnut and modern trimmings, is... Read more
Countdown To Christmas!
Let the Christmas countdown begin! December 2nd has been earmarked as the day Warsaw flicks the switch on its festive lights, and while no specific hour had been officially confirmed at press time, it’s widely believed that 5 p.m. will be the magic moment that the streets will turn... Read more
Lights Out!

Lights Out!

Insider News 3 February 2017 0

Enjoy them while you can – this Sunday marks the last of the Christmas lights! Over 20 kilometers of seasonal illuminations lit up Warsaw this year, making this the biggest ever display of festive illuminations that the capital has ever seen. Despite this, City Hall has announced that, thanks... Read more
Carp(e) Diem

Carp(e) Diem

Features 24 December 2016 0

With carp scaring the living daylights out of most, herring becomes an unlikely hero on Christmas Eve. Too bad that, in the words of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, much of it comes “pickled in brutally acidic vinegar, which obliterates their oily succulence and flavor.” Instead, try marinating your own, while also... Read more
The Christmas Spire!
The spirit of Christmas has touched down on Pl. Europejski with Warsaw’s newest urban square presenting a dizzy headrush of cascading colors and glimmering illuminations. Thick with the festive scent of mulled wine and seasonal food, Pl. Europejski’s Christmas contribution goes further to include an ice rink and a... Read more
The Big Break

The Big Break

Blog 30 December 2015 0

Nothing says winter in Poland more than a trip to Zakopane. Krupówki, the sloping pedestrian street that cuts through town, is the big must-see, even if the touristy stampede can prickle at your patience. Away from the herd, a more sophisticated side to this ski resort reveals itself in... Read more
A Christmas Pudding
With the festive season already here, Cukiernia Stary Dom (ul. Puławska 104) invites you to enjoy their traditional Christmas treats…   Kraków Cheesecake Stary Dom’s cheesecake is renowned for its fluffy delicacy, thanks to the use of triple-milled cheese and candied ingredients… Poppy Seed Cake Head pastry chef Mariusz... Read more
Xmas Break

Xmas Break

Blog 20 December 2015 0

As candidates for a festive break go, they rarely get more unlikely than Gdynia. But that’s part of the point. If it’s a full recharge you’re after, then consider the Quadrille. Book their 3-night Christmas package (zł. 2,840 per couple) and they promise in return “no Santa, no noise,... Read more
Consider the Carp

Consider the Carp

Features 7 December 2015 0

Chef Aleksander Baron talks about his attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of Poland’s official Christmas fish: the carp… • Carp has a few PR issues. Firstly, it’s got bones… lots and lots of bones. If you asked me a chef’s secret tip, I’d tell you in heartbeat: get someone... Read more

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