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Off the beaten path: Poland

Poland, the land of Copernicus and Chopin, is an incredibly interesting country with a very rich history. There are many amazing places to see and explore - museums, cathedrals, old city markets, the oldest restaurant in Europe (in Wrocław), the first oil refinery in the world, and so much more. For the off the beaten track enthusiasts there are various unusual places and weird things to see - curious wooden sculptures of Szczepan Mucha, the tallest Pope statue in the world, UFO memorial, dragon bones and what not. The local folklore is fascinating as well, and to travel to the rural destinations within the country is very rewarding.

Nicolaus Copernicus house in Torun

Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to develop a theory of the universe with the sun at its center. You can learn about his discovery process and see his workshop in Torun, Poland, where he…
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The bones of Smok Wawelski

Once upon a time, the dragon, Smok Wawelski, terrorized the area of Krakow, Poland. The bones of the said dragon can be seen on the walls of the Cathedral of Wawel, and any guide will tell you the…
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