With the final curtain drawn on 2021, TFN's Alex Webber takes a look at the year that awaits and those unmissable places that demand your attention.
Once known for its borderline lethal personality, Nowa Huta has spent years learning to love itself again, with both time and money spent on smartening up its act and the promotion of its history.
For a minority, the essence of the weekend rests in the foggy little bars that were established during Communism. Though fast dwindling in number, and left utterly winded by the lockdown, these have tapped a new wave of fans among a small group of people.
A town of just under 15,000, Nowy Tomyśl flatters to deceive. As sleepy as it might appear, there’s no shortage of weird little frills to jolt you awake.
Driving in, it is hard not to be wowed. Brooding silently, it could have come from the imagination of Lovecraft or Poe.
From Lord of the Ring-esque forests and a cider-making farmhouse to a Bond-like super hotel and the splendour of the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland has them all.
A curated anthology of extraordinary places where memories will be made.
Set a stone’s throw south-east of Warsaw, Otwock is an oversight that demands to be corrected.
Though lacking in overt attractions like a ‘Visit Me Old Town’, it’s got enough pleasures and treasures to make it quite special. In fact, I’ve actually started calling it The Special K.
It was in April that I last wrote about Lublin, but penned as my column was during the lockdown, it was an ode based on memory rather than anything more recent.