Gdansk – a Baltic Treasure

Poland’s sixth largest city, Gdansk is also known by several other names – Danzig (its German name), Gdunsk (in the local Kashubian language), Gedania/Gedanum/Dantiscum (in Latin), Dantzig/Dantsic (its former English names), and the Triple City or Tricity (since it is made up of the three cities of gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot)! This city packs in quite a punch!

Krakow - Historic City in Southern Poland

Krakow or Cracow is a historic city in southern Poland on the Vistula River at the foot of the Carpathian Plateau, 219 m above sea level. Approximately 300 km north is Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and 100 km south are the Tatra Mountains, forming the southern border of the country. The city is an industrial, cultural, and educational center of southern Poland, and is the third largest city in the country.

Warsaw - The Phoenix from the Ashes of Communism

Warsaw, the capital city of Poland has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of Communism and reinvented itself yet again as a vivacious vibrant city with a buzzing night life scene. This is not the first time the city has been reborn, it was completely destroyed by the ravages of World War II when most of the city’s buildings were reduced to piles of rubble and Warsaw’s primarily Jewish population had either perished in the horrific Nazi concentration camps or had emigrated to escape the horrors of War. The Soviet occupation of the city from 1945 to 1989 saw the picturesque ‘ Old Town’ of Warsaw being restored to somewhat its former glory so much so that UNESCO put in on its World Heritage list in 1980. Since the fall of communism, however the city has developed somewhat haphazardly but rapidly and continues to change and grow even today.