Zielona Góra

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    Zielona Góra, Poland

    October 14, 2017 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After a couple of days in Kraków, I’ve arrived in Zielona Góra, Karina’s hometown. Before coming I’d wished I’d decided to go to Warsaw to see be capital instead but after meeting Karina’s parents, I’m so glad I made the trip to this little town. I don’t think I’ve eaten as much in one day this whole trip as I have while in Zielona Góra! Karina’s Mum is a wizz in the kitchen and made so many different traditional Polish meals for me to try including turkey with plums, pea soup, pancakes and apples, schnitzel and fresh bread. I certainly haven’t felt like a backpacker living off a loaf of bread and 2-minute noodles that’s for sure!! The crazy thing was that both of Karina’s parents aren’t able to speak English so communicating was a little hard but we used google translate a lot and Karina was swapping between Polisha. German and English like it was no big deal. I really loves my time here because although the city wasn’t as big or touristy, I was able to learn about the traditional Polish way of life and talk to Karina’s parents about WWII and communism. I think it’s these sorts of things that regular travelers miss out on when they go to big cities, stay in hostels and do walking tours. I’m so lucky to have had such an authentic Polish experience with a family that are truly remarkable. I was amazed at what great hosts Karina and Konrad have been but I was blown away when I met Karina’s parents - both of them are so lovely with the kindest hearts and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in their home. I really hope to see them again in the future and it has been a great way to end my week in Poland.Read more

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Zielona Góra, Zielona Gora