It's sait that Czech people are inventive. Well, than Poles are even more inventive - when we were driving down the road we saw an original attraction - labyrinth in corn field! We just had to try it ...
On the way to sand Dunes in Łeba, we visited the lighthouse in Rozewie. Behind the lighthouse, there's a way to the beach. It's another amazing polish beach you really shouldn't miss.
The shifting dunes in Poland still seem incredible for me. People who don't travel don't believe me when I tell them that we've been in a "desert" in Poland. when you're walking through that "forrest" and suddenly you catch sight of the sandy hills ... it's like entering a brand new world.
You can choose different way to get to the dunes - You can go by car to Rabka, park the car there and then rent bikes, choose walking or pay for a "taxi" that takes you right to the dunes. The tickets for entering the National Park is quite low - about 3PLN for a child and 6PLN for an adult I guess. But for the taxi, we've payed 50PLN per four people (unidirectional). The best and the cheapest way to get to the dunes is, if you have your own car and your own bikes. You can park the car somewhere near Leba and then cycle right to the dunes, where you're gonna pay just a small fee for the bike stand.
If you're planning to go to the dunes with your dog, be aware that altough you'll be able to enter the national park, go to the dunes and take him with you to the taxi, you won't be able to go to the beach "behind" the dunes.
On the way home, we visited Sopot, a city known because of the international music festival "Sopot Festival" and also because of the longest wooden pier in Europe. We wanted to see the pier and we were quite suprised that there's a fee you have to pay to enter the pier - 7PLN per person ... They don't know what else they could get money from ...
The pier, the beaches and the restaurants all around ... look amazing. White wood, white parasols, white sunbeds. Plus the fair white sand, the sea and the gulls. Anyway I wouldn't probably go back to this city in future. It's kind of a city of snobs. Everything's quite expensive, people are nasty, there are luxury hotels, cafés and the whole city has snobbish atmosphere.
Tips a insights from holiday in Poland:
- When going to the beach, always take a wind screen. The wind may be pretty strong and with the wind screen, you can sit on the beach even in those colder windy days.
- If you go to the dunes, I recommend to sacrifice the money and go by the taxi. The walk in the forrest is tedious and boring .
- You won't be able to speak foreign language unless you visit some bigger touristic citz. Altough there are quite a lot of tourists in Poland, nobody will talk to you English or German. They think everyone will understand if they start speaking polish. Especially if your language is a bit similar to Polish, like Czech or Slovak. I recommend to learn at least few basic phrases and words (however if they start speaking Polish, you have no chance to understand them)
- please - proszę
- thank you - dziękuję
- hello - dzień dobry
- good bye - do widzenia
- I would like - chciałbym
- You have to sample:
- lody (ice cream)
- "gofry z bitą śmietaną" (wafles with whipped cream)
- pierogi (patties - I absolutely loved the patties with feta cheese and spinach)
- rurki z bitą śmietaną (crisp pastry filled with whipped cream)