We’ve been dreaming of exploring Zakopane since we lived in Warsaw and spent our Erasmus days in Poland. When we finally did, we were astonished by this amazing town in the South of Poland. We’ve gathered 28 photos that we’re sure will ignite your wanderlust and make you add Zakopane to your dream destinations as well. Yes, we believe you need to visit Zakopane!
The more we travel, the more we come home filled with exciting stories to tell, but most of our friends questions’ aren’t really related to that time we stayed in a scary under-construction hostel in Riga that offered free nights in exchange for a 10 rating on Booking. You know what their questions are? How can you afford it? How much did it cost? New York was the city that raised the most eyebrows: “Did you really not win the lottery?”. The (unfortunate) answer is no! But the good news is that New York on a budget is possible! We are here to give you some answers on a detailed budget of how much we (really!) spent on a week in the Big Apple.
Amsterdam is quickly turning into one of Europe’s most beloved cities, as well as one of the most visited. There is a lot of information about the city around, but some of the things we loved the most aren’t always featured on the lists we’ve seen. That’s why we decided to put them together on this post: the 5 things you have to do in Amsterdam.
We started this series with our love for Warsaw, wrote about exploring more of Poland, and now our last Erasmus related post is all about the places we got to explore in Central and Eastern Europe! Having lived in Portugal all our lives, moving to Poland was mindblowing in terms of traveling possibilities. You see, Portugal only borders with Spain, whereas Poland has borders with seven (!) different countries. We had our savings ready to be spent and this travel journal ready to be filled with plans and adventures.
There was a very specific reason why we chose to do our Erasmus in Warsaw, which we fully explained here. When we realized that we were going to Poland, we started to search more about the country. We found a vast number of places we knew we had to explore. Poland is Europe’s 9th biggest country and there is a lot to see. We made some plans and were lucky to travel with wonderful people. We are also thankful for everyone who took us in their home. These are the Polish cities we managed to visit in 5 months living there!
This blog is all about finding a way to balance our responsibilities and discover ways to travel more (and better). One of the best solutions we found to this dilemma was studying abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme. We spent an amazing semester in Warsaw, Poland and fell in love with the city and the experience!