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Don’t Be Scared of the Dark – Silesia Part 1
Saturday morning, beginning of April. For the last two weeks Poland has been bathed in the exquisite colors of an early spring. Today though, it’s a slate grey sky accompanied by drizzle. But it’s appropriate: is there a better way to view Książ Castle than as it emerges from...
Spotlight on Toruń
A dreamy city of cobbles and cloisters, steeples and spires, Toruń has long been regarded as one of Poland’s tourist trump cards… (By Alex Webber | Photos Ed Wight) “So fine is Toruń,” wrote Jan Długosz, “that perhaps nothing can rival it in terms of beauty, location and luminous buildings.”...
The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Features 13 March 2014 0

This March marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most celebrated prison breaks ever: The Great Escape. The Insider heads to the forests of Żagań to learn the story. (By Alex Webber | Photos Ed Wight) Of all of the crafty plans formulated by the Nazis, perhaps one...
Going Underground
It’s taken a rail-y long time getting here, but Warsaw’s second metro line is finally pulling into the station – and it’s only about 100 years late. This issue, the Insider takes a deeper look at the metro’s checkered history, its spooky sightings and its alluring sex appeal. It...
Completely Bunkers

Completely Bunkers

Features 7 November 2013 0

All is not what it seems – in a slow corner of Wielkopolska, secret Cold War preparations for Armageddon have come to light after lying hidden and forgotten beneath a quiet suburban house… Text & Photos: Ed Wight For six decades it remained hidden, a secret known only to...
Please, Get Me Outta’ Here!
Had enough already of grey, gloomy Warsaw? Then pack your bags – you’re going on a break. Warsaw is ill. It begins January with a hangover and ends it with flu. Even the optimist will readily admit that the capital at the start of the year is an ugly...

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