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Travel tips

The currency in Poland is złoty (subdivided into 100 groszy), its symbol is PLN


The current rate is approximately 3,90 PLN for 1 USD


Poland uses Central European Time (GMT + 01:00)


Credit cards are widely accepted all around the country (VISA, MASTER)


The access to ATMs is easy in all of the major cities


The emergency number is 112


The Police is called Policja, officers are mostly friendly and helpful


Almost no serious crimes happen to visitors in Poland, feel free to walk around in major cities even at night


Beware of pickpockets and beggars


Drinking alcohol in public places (streets, parks, beaches) except pubs and restaurants is prohibited


Distance is measured in kilometers (1 km = 1000 meters), 1 km equals 0.62 miles


Weight is measured in kilograms (1 kg = 1000 grams), 1 kg equals 2.20 pounds


Liquid volume is measured in liters (1 l = 1000 ml), 1 l equals 0.26 gallons


Many young people in major cities speak at least basic English, some older ones German and Russian as well


220V/50Hz electricity standard is in use, converters for 110V/60Hz are necessary


You can drink tap water safelyfaworki


A small bottle of mineral water costs about 1 USD


Snacks, tea and coffee are available on gas stations (most of them work 24 hours a day) and small chain stores in major cities between 6 am and 10 pm (eg. Zabka, Fresh Market, Carrefour Express, Społem)


WI-FI connection is available in all of the major hotels, restaurants and shopping malls


Pre-paid cards work with most of the popular mobile phones and can be bought at gas stations, kiosks and some local stores, most of the cards include data transmission


Drivers are rather careful and polite for the pedestrians, remember that crossing the street on the red light is prohibited


Taxis are widely available in all of the cities, the typical cost should be about 8-10 PLN for a start and 3 PLN for each driven kilometer, always ask the driver for a printed receipt


There are several ideas for unique souvenirs from Poland, we advise to ask your tour guides for the best ones


Tips are expected for services like: restaurants, taxis, guiding, room service etc.


For minor payments like taxis it’s just enough to leave the change (if small) for the driver


For simple services, eg. cleaning your hotel room, a 5 PLN coin will be suitable


Other tips are up to you – there are no general rules

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