No matter if you want to explore Lord of the Ring-esque forests, stay in a cider-making farmhouse or roam the splendour of the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland has them all.
I must apologise if this column is not the academic or historical discourse that this city so richly deserves, but it is the Bielsko-Biała that revealed itself to me – it’s also the Bielsko-Biała that I fell desperately in love with. I’m pretty sure, you will as well.
Celebrations marking the city’s 600th birthday reach a climax tomorrow – TFN’s Alex Webber uncovers what makes the city so special.
It is under clear summer skies that Lublin is at its finest – an almost genteel quaintness that becomes instantly apparent when exploring its hushed, shaded courtyards and winding, little streets.
VIDEO: With the recent anniversary marking the ceremonial unveiling of a statue to the memory of a dog described as ‘the most faithful of the faithful’, Webber’s World dives into the moving tale of Dżok the dog.
With Night of the Museums falling tomorrow evening, Webber presents his curated choice of some of Poland’s most unusual sightseeing attractions…
WEBBER’S WORLD: Webber offers up seven outside tips to enjoy a less-travelled Poland.
“Attending a comedy night filled me with the kind of fear most people only experience when being ushered towards the electric chair. But now I’m glad I went.”
With news that Kino Pionier in Szczecin, one of the world’s longest continuously-running cinemas, is in danger of shutting down, Webber’s World goes on a journey through time to uncover the gems of the Poland’s silver screen movie theatres.
Gdynia, it must be said, is about the now. Whether you’re sipping specialty coffee in artistically ascetic cafes like Tłok or glugging maverick craft beers in Ale Browar, there’s an energy and edge that feels irresistibly vivid.
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