weekend break

Travel: Jaczno

Travel: Jaczno

Features 27 November 2018 0

Getting There Jaczno sits approximately 315 kilometers south east of Warsaw, with drive time taking a little less than 4 hours. Reaching it without your own ride is a challenge but not impossible. The nearest town of note is Suwałki: a couple of trains make the journey daily in...
Travel: Osowa Sień

Travel: Osowa Sień

Features 5 November 2018 0

Resonating with positive energy, Pałac Osowa Sień promises a break to remember… BY ALEX WEBBER / PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Bats, ghosts and a cobwebbed dungeon: my standard expectations of a castle hotel. Osowa Sień has none of these, and the closest I come to a fright is hearing...
Travel: Spring Spa Recharge
For Lux Recharge Masuria Arte Looking perfect and pristine in its white-on-white colors, there’s a purity to Arte that realigns the soul. The regionally accented accommodation is swank but engaging with earthy, little touches that add a ‘sense of place’. Hemmed in by billiard green lawns and rippling lakes,...
Travel: Spring Break
Whether Poland’s enjoying the first cracks of sunlight or still entombed under ice, March promises much when it comes to a sneaky weekend break… Mountain Views 1050 Apartments No matter what time of year it is, getting down Zakopane’s main drag usually requires the aggressive use of a meat...
Xmas Travel: Poznań

Xmas Travel: Poznań

Features 20 December 2017 0

Lined with handsome merchants’ houses, the historic core is a gem to behold. Beyond that, a range of new wave museums, artsy installations, bars and restaurants have swept the town, reflecting its transition into a dynamic conurbation. Stay The city’s status as a place of business means there’s no...
Xmas Travel: Kraków

Xmas Travel: Kraków

Features 11 December 2017 0

Tourist trap? You bet! Even so, Kraków’s rise to the top table of European weekend breaks has not been without reason. Come Christmas, it’s hard to resist the spell of her sprawling Old Town. Stay Numbered in the gazillions, the choice of hotels is bewildering. Thrusting art & culture...
Xmas Travel: Gdańsk

Xmas Travel: Gdańsk

Features 3 December 2017 0

Often likened to a condensed version of Amsterdam, Gdańsk’s old town is heaped with steep, gabled townhouses and fortress-like churches; it’s an aesthetic profile that makes it one of the best unsung secrets of Northern Europe.   Stay Gdańsk has a high headcount of quality hotels: among these, the...
Travel: Łódź

Travel: Łódź

Features 17 August 2017 0

With its blackened chimney stacks, peeling tenements and disintegrating factories, Łódź is by no means the conventional choice for a weekend away. But what was once Poland’s second city has caught a second wind. Buoyed by an explosion of free thinking, its rehabilitation as one of Europe’s coolest mavericks...
Winter Breaks

Winter Breaks

Features 24 February 2017 0

For the Coast Cisowy Zakątek Most would call you nuts for visiting the Baltic in the middle of February, but there’s a melancholic magic to the wintry wilderness. Consisting of 14 bow-roofed bungalows, the creatively-styled lodgings are spacious and highly individual efforts that you easily imagine featuring in a...
Travel: Bydgoszcz

Travel: Bydgoszcz

Features 8 September 2016 0

Bydgoszcz and its surrounds reveal a weird world of cowboys and explosives, soap and magic… TEXT: ALEX WEBBER | TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS: RICHARD EVERSON | PHOTOS: ED WIGHT Going back around ten years ago, I started doing a bit of work on-and-off in Bydgoszcz. A pretty town I thought, but also...

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