With an abundance of off-grid locations spread across the country, spending summer in Poland should not mean spending big in the seaside resorts, says Alex Webber.
Executed with deft aplomb, there is nothing in this hotel that feels like a misstep. Every surface, ever corner and every little nook has a purpose or some tiny magic detail: a trinket of some sort whether it be a book or a photo or some charming decoy to keep you amused.
I cannot overstate the almost child-like happiness that you feel once you’ve settled into your bubble. Extraordinary in every respect, you find yourself on a high just taking it all in.
Alex Webber travels to the delightful little town of Sandomierz where he finds Widnokrąg, a place of art, culture, grace and hospitality, the very essence of the town itself.
The Bishops' Palace in Kielce, which was built as a home for wealthy Kraków bishops, was constructed in the early 17th century, a time when Poland had reached its largest geographical size and had recently occupied Moscow.
Perched underneath the southern crook of the Wisła, Zabłocie has been reborn as arguably Kraków’s most rapidly developing district.
Upon his arrival in Gliwice, Webber decides that instead of going to the pub he’ll do a bit of sightseeing – and in addition to some standard attractions he stumbles upon a delightful and hilarious detour.
Poland is a country that never ceases to surprise me – and can there be anything more surprising than the mind-boggling castles and palaces that have been built from scratch in the last few decades?
Being here is the very definition of soul-warming happiness. Clad in wood and covering a footprint of just 25 sq/m, the Bookworm Cabin is an intimate little treasure.
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.