Witamy w Polsce! – Poland on a budget

When I heard that our next destination would be Poland, I had no idea what to expect. We arrived on Wednesday to Modlin Airport (40km from the centre of Warsaw), where we took a bus to Modlin train station and then a train to Warsaw Central. First two days we spent discovering Warsaw and on Friday we headed to Kraków for the weekend.

On our flight to Warsaw from Eindhoven (NL), we watched the movie “Schindler’s List”. For all who haven’t seen it yet, quickly go to watch it!!

What did I personally spend? And then us, a couple?

Travels in total (flights, train, bus) 
20€ / 40€
roundtrip Eindhoven – Warsaw (RyanAir)
60€ / 120€ public transport in Poland

Sleeping for five nights
80,5€ / 161€ Warsaw 2 nights 69€  + Krakow 2 nights 66€  + Warsaw 1 night 26€

Eating outside
64,60€ / 129,15€
3x Lunch & 5x dinner

Besides flights, we used public transport to travel Warsaw – Kraków
: 1 hr Modlin Airport to Warsaw (train + bus) approx. 9€ (38zl) [x2 in total 18€]
: 2.5 hrs from Warsaw to Kraków in Premium Intercity 35€ (150zl) [x2 in total 70€]
: 3.5 hrs from Kraków to Warsaw in normal Intercity 15€ (66zl) [x2 in total 30€]
: Single ticket for public transport approx. 90 cent (4zl) [x2 in total 1,8€]

We stayed with

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Old Town, Warsaw

Warsaw, Old Town Kanonia Hostel & Apartments
+ Location, in Old Town, middle of everything. Easy to reach from Central station of Warsaw by public transport.
+ Pleasant and friendly staff, lots of information and tips available
+ Clean, nice common spaces
– Rather loud, you could hear other people through the walls

Kraków, Welcome In Kraków Staszica
+  Location, 10 minutes walk from Kraków Old Town
+  Very nice apartment, clean and very cute decoration
+  The owners were extremely friendly and we even got some arrival chocolate
– The bed was actually a couch bed not real bed, but that was already informed in booking.com

Warsaw, Dream Loft Central
+ Friendly staff, though, the key was to be picked up from another location
+ Location was good, close to the station but only a short walk to the centre
– The building itself was a bit hidden and it reminded us from of some hounted buildings

Alchemia (Jewish quarters)
Lunch for two
1 x Hummus share-board 5,5€ (24,5zl)
2 x Pad Thai 7,4€ (or 3,7€, 16zl per person)
Local “John Lemon” lemonade 1,4€ (6zl)
Mango shake 1,4€ (6zl)
Total: 15,7€ (7,85€ per person)
Score: 7/10
Review: Food 8, atmosphere 4, price 7 out of 10

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BurgerBar @ Plein

Saturday and you only had two Food truck-festivals to choose from. Obviously you “can’t” find anything nice and then you get this great idea to go to Subway to get a nice sandwich. When you get to the spot where the Subway supposed to be, you notice na-aa, not today. The Subway is gone, and someone decided to open a BurgerBar here!

Burgers, why not. So I enter, and what do I see?! The most awesome decoration and biiig burgers. It might have something to do, that the subway that used to be there was quite ugly but yeah, BurgerBar is decorated to every single detail.

BurgerBar gives everyone the opportunity of building their own burger. From a long list, anyone can become a burger king and choose what is today’s mood! We started with the basic beef, from Ireland. Then some blue cheese, fried onions and finish it with fries and truffle mayonnaise. Two burgers, friends and the mayonnaise were approx 20€. 

The customer service was on point, and besides that we got to see the burger preparing progress live from weighting the beef to putting it between the buns. BTW, I never had such crispy fries before!!

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Amazing Estonia

Tere! After Christmas, 26st of December our group of 9 started our trip to Estonia by train at 6 am. From the very beginning, we were laughing our eyes off. In Finland, making noise sometimes impacts to other people that way, that they start to stare at you. Yes again that happened. Luckily, our group is really good at ignoring other people and their weird looks. We just focused on having fun and enjoying our time!

We traveled with Eckerö Line and stayed in Nordic Forum Hotel in Tallinn 26.-28.12.

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First day, we spent walking around, doing some shopping and then spending a lovely evening in Beer House, Tallinn. The Beer House offered us good selection of beers, delicious food and entertainment by live music. Highly recommended by all of us, even the teenagers fell in love with the place!

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Second day, we decided to do something very different and contacted The Escape Room Tallinn. After walking around and finding amazing restaurant for the evening, 6.15pm we arrived to Escape Room -office and soon started our escape which happened girls vs. boys. Slaughter room and prison break.. Girls got closer to the great escape, but both teams couldn’t escape the room on time. After that, we end the day in Texas themed restaurant. Such an amazing service, delicious food and quite cheap prices. Definitely, worth a visit if you travel to Tallinn.

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All in one, the romantic and absolutely adorable Tallinn didn’t let us down.

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