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Joined: Aug 10, 2008
I have visited Poland on three occasions, Kraków and Gdańsk, and surrounding areas, to include national parks. I travelled alone, as I do most of the time; however, I have friends in Poland, whom I met during all of my visits. Being a black female, I was a little apprehensive approaching my first visit in 2009. I now look back at my apprehension with a lot of humour. Considering that I love to travel, and I consider myself to be fairly travel savvy, I am a little embarrassed to say the least. I had many fantastic experiences in Poland; in fact, I can say that Poland has left her indelible mark on me. I experienced the normal stares, but nothing excessive. I was even called ‘Murzynka’ by a little kid in Zakopane…….I just laughed a lot and so did he! Ten out of ten for observation, bright kid! lol
I cannot see you having any problems personally; however, just as anywhere that you go, you will need to demonstrate a certain level of common sense. I would say, not going to obscure places late at night alone, and I guess you know the rest.
Finally, it is fair to say that you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, which is out of your control. Aside from this obvious statement, I am sure that you will find Poland interesting, enjoyable, and warm-hearted.