Today (21 August 2019) at the PGE National Stadium in Warsaw, the world-famous band Metallica will play a concert as part of this year’s WorldWired Tour.

The team has been performing for the 12th time in Poland and will be at the National Stadium for the second time. There is probably no person in the world who would not know at least a few Metallica songs. Songs such as “Enter Sandman”, “Master of Puppets”, “Nothing Else Matters” and “Unforgiven” are simply classics of contemporary music. The band went on tour to promote their latest album “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct”.

Metallica was founded in Lost Angeles in the early 80s. In 1991, as many as 766 thousand records were sold in Poland. The album “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” was the second best-selling album in Poland in 2016 – despite the fact that it didn’t go on sale until November.

In 1999, Metallica played for 30,000. spectators at the Gwardia stadium as part of the tour promoting the album “Garage INC”. In 2010, Metallica performed at the Sonisphere Festival at the airport in Bemowo together with the iconic bands Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The band returned to Bemowo airport two years later, and in 2014 metal classics played a concert at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Five years later, Metallica returns to the Stadium.

So far, Metallica has played over 150 concerts on four continents. In addition to the material from the album “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct” they also perform their hits from years ago.

If you don’t have a ticket for the group’s upcoming concert yet, nothing is lost. The tickets went away very quickly. However, an additional pool of tickets was added at the last minute.

The atmosphere of sleeping in a tent, backache, canned food or external toilets are just a few reasons why camping was probably not an option during your longed-for vacation. However, if you miss a sense of closeness to nature on trips, it’s worth discovering Glamping. It is a combination of “glamor” with “camping” and is conquering Europe.

Their location is usually in forests or in the middle of nowhere, but they are nothing like the nightmare associated with a camping site. Glamping is closer to a hotel than to a camping. Inside you will find everything you need for a perfect rest: a comfortable bed and a clean bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilet (and sometimes even much more)…

This business is taking its first steps in Poland, but there is no shortage of lovers of luxurious communing with nature. This is a great compromise for busy people who need space and distance from the city, but who value comfortable conditions.

Glamping does not always look the same, it can be a luxury tent, a charming tree house with air conditioning or a vintage trailer. Often, owners also offer various SPA services.

Everyone will find something for themselves, but remember that glamping has become extremely fashionable at an express pace, so you need to think about reservations much earlier.

I present a list of 5 glampings that delight in every respect:

  1. Tatra Glamp – an amazing view of the mountains is the biggest advantage of this place. You can calm down here. The Podhale climate and tents called klapnioki are a perfect combination.
  2. 4rest Glamp – each of the modern yurts is designed for two people who value comfort. You can also relax in the sauna or tub. The most important aspect of this place is, undeniably, closeness to nature.
  3. Glendoria – probably the most known glemping in Poland, a real Masurian idyll. It is a farm of the 1930s, but the tents are a real hit. Located away from the hustle and bustle, right next to the forest, guaranteeing intimacy and silence. Decorated with colonial furniture, which resemble Asian luxury atmosphere. Outside, each of the tents is equipped with a private fireplace. The property also offers Camp Spa services.
  4. “W drzewach” (In the trees) – a tree house, a dream for every childhood. Now you can finally make it come true by going to Nałęczów. There we will find 3 unique “apartments” designed in a tasteful and minimalist style. Thanks to the wooden construction and huge windows you can feel a real connection with nature. Fourth house is a sky SPA. What more could you want?
  5. Hobbitówa – we will find here only natural raw materials, such as clay, wood, stone or straw. If you have something hippie in you, this place will be your second home.The forest hut is equipped with a clay kitchen, an oven and a brick shower. Everything is also very eco, an example is water that comes from rain. The huge, panoramic window is a place where you can spend hours, in a blanket with a cup of tea watching the surroundings. The house is suspended on a slope, and in front of it is the San River gorge.

We encourage you to contact our office if you want to experience this luxury adventure of your life and escape the rush of big cities.

Picture source: Tatra Glamp

The huge Suntago Wodny Świat complex is the first stage of the Park of Poland investment. Located between Warsaw and Łódź, specifically in Wręcza near Mszczonów. The access will be extremely convenient, as you will be able to reach the A2 motorway and the S8 express road. The area of ​​the entire investment will be 400 hectares, of which the water park will take 20 hectares. Within the whole complex, GCH intends to build the Suntago Water World park, theme parks, the village of Suntago with Cabaña-type houses, hotels, conference and shopping center, Silicon Valley office buildings and apartment buildings.

The design sounds amazing, all bungalows enter the construction site fully finished, they will be equipped with a double bedroom, living room with sofa bed, kitchenette, bathroom with shower and a private terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Guests will have at their disposal all the necessary equipment, such as: Samsung Smart TV, microwave, hob, fridge, kettle and hair dryer. The opening is planned for the third quarter of 2019.

The tropical climate of the building is extremely reminiscent of Tropical Islands near Berlin, although the Park of Poland will consist of much more than water attractions.

The area of ​​the entire investment will be 400 hectares, of which the water park will take 20 hectares. Within the whole complex, GCH intends to build the Suntago Water World park, theme parks, the village of Suntago with Cabaña-type houses, hotels, conference and shopping center, Silicon Valley office buildings and apartment buildings.

The facility includes thirty slides, thermal baths, mineral pools, a spa complex and over ten different types of saunas. About 600 people will work in the park.

Pol’and’Rock Festival is one of the biggest polish music events and the biggest non-commercial event in Europe. It has recently changed its name from the Woodstock Festival.

It is a one of a kind Rock celebration which every year attracts tens of thousands of people of all ages and nationalities. This year the first day is set on 1 August (Thursday) and will last until the 3 days. The first edition of Woodstock took place in 1995 and since then it has been an amazing journey full of great music, unforgettable atmosphere and hippie vibe.

It takes place in Kostrzyn upon Odra and the area of the festival is huge. It is divided into 5 stages: Main, Small, Lech, Viva Kultura and the ASP Night Stage. On each of the stages you can find some amazing artists. This edition the stars of the Main Stage will be Ziggy Marley (the oldest son of Bob Marley), Lordi, ACID Drinkers and many others! The ASP Night Stage is something pretty special – this place is not about music, but about talking. During the meetings participants can take part in a discussion with famous people concerning almost every topic. This year The ASP Stage welcomes among many for example: Olga Tokarczuk, Wojciech Smarzowski or prof. Ewa Łętowska. The organizer of the festival is the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

The whole event is special for several reasons, let’s name two of them: it is free and everyone can take part in it as a performer! You are able to send your CD and it doesn’t matter or you’re in a popular band or just debutantes, everyone is welcome.

Pol’and’Rock is an incredible event where people can connect, enjoy and feel free, no matter who they are or where they come from. It is a real Festival of Freedom.

Picture source: https://polandrockfestival.pl/multimedia/galeria/1550

Chopin concerts in Royal Łazienki Park began their 60th season. Outdoor concerts in the most beautiful Warsaw park are one of the main holiday attractions of the capital.

This year, from May 19 at 12:00 and 16:00, until the end of September everyone can enjoy the concerts on Sundays afternoon, admission to all concerts is free.

The concerts became a cultural showcase of Warsaw. The first such event took place in 1959 and since then each edition has been differed from the previous one. First, the season was started with the orchestra, there was also a period when the concerts had a verbal and musical form, where apart from the pianists, one could listen to actors reciting poetry.

Artists performing at the Chopin monument are both pianists making their first steps on international stages, as well as world-class musicians.

This year, the season was inaugurated by Krzysztof Jabłoński, the winner of the III Prize of the 11th International Competition. F. Chopin in Warsaw in 1985 and a number of leading prizes in international piano competitions around the world.

The atmosphere of Chopin’s concerts is absolutely unique and being for a holiday in the capital you can not miss this cultural event. Each edition is unique and will delight even the most severe critics. Concerts have become a tradition that connects generations. It is a great idea to spend a free day in a fairy-tale place in the very center of the city, which will bring us back in time and satisfy in every detail.

picture source: http://koncerty-chopinowskie.pl/

Krzemionki Opatowskie has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a region of prehistoric flint mine, there are also two mines “Borownia” and “Korycizna” and a village called “Gawroniec”.

Krzemionki was considered a special place because it is said to be the oldest evidence of industrial human activity. Mines were discovered only in 1922, and since 1994 they are a historical monument. A year later they were also recognized as a nature reserve.

This year, there were 36 nominations from around the world, but only one from Poland. A well-deserved place on the UNESCO list is a great advertisement for Krzemionki Opatowskie, which will certainly attract tourists not only from Poland, but from whole world. The facility is located in the Świętokrzyskie Province, near Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.

In Krzemionki there are about 4,000 shafts (up to 9 meters) connected by a network of sidewalks. In the limestone mines, flint was mined, which was used to manufacture tools.

Despite the very long history of this place, both underground architecture, such as pavements and the landscape on the surface, have survived remarkably well – you can still see the glaciers pouring into the mines, surrounded by the folds of limestone debris.

picture source: facebook/krzemionki

Poland soared 10 places up, compared to last year’s position, ranking 13th among ideal locations for expats. Who are expats? They are specialists who went abroad to work.

Good marks for Poland in this year’s edition are due to the easy balance between work and private life, so-called work / life balance, as well as the possibility of pursuing career development or improving professional and private skills. Poland is becoming an increasingly popular direction on the business map of the world. More and more people see the potential of both the inhabitants of the country and its economy. The location of Poland is very strategic and the costs of living are relatively low. Apart from that, of course, beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities and rich history are only some aspects that attract expats to our country.

The HSBC Expat ranking was implemented by YouGov at the request of HSBC and concerned various aspects of life and work outside of the country of origin, such as conditions for raising children, salary or ease of acclimatization.

The top three rankings include Switzerland, Singapore and Canada. The ranking includes a total of 33 countries. People who have moved to Switzerland declare that their quality of life has improved significantly, the state is also considered clean and attractive. Singapore, on the other hand, is considered the best place to move with children, and Canada is distinguished by friendliness towards foreign guests.

Picture source: HSBC Expat Explorer Survey

Warsaw as the capital is the first place you should definitely visit in Poland. Feel free to contact our office and let us handle it all for you. Sightseeing of a new city isn’t complete without souvenirs of course! Let me suggest you a true Warsaw Gift Guide.

“Do it in Warsaw” is a true inspiration for an interesting way to spend your free time.  It is very alternative and it focuses not only on sightseeing, but mostly on making the best out of every moment in Warsaw – it is also super fun for people who are Warsaw citizens.

As we speak about original guides, here comes one more “Get your head around the city”. This one is more about things we can but in Warsaw, where to eat or drink. Also fun, but less creative.

Crumpled City Map of Warsaw. When I travel, my biggest problem is to hold the map in this way that it won’t tear up or crumple too much. With this gift all of this kind of worries just go away! Light, extremely durable and waterproof map that you can bend without fear of tearing. It is very convenient, handy and the most important – fun!

Next idea is very functional, because who doesn’t start a day with a cup of hot coffee? MamSam creates fun cups with a wide variety of texts on it – you can choose just “Warsaw” or your favorite district, like “Żoliborz” or “Mokotów”. The style of the mugs reminds of polish communism times, where you could drink out of cups like this in all local pubs and restaurants. Now they have become super trendy!

Do you have enough boring socks? You can choose from dozens of versions of the Palace of Culture, graphics with a mermaid or a Chopin monument. And you get them at a machine (just like the ones with water and snacks) in the hall of the Warsaw Library.

Something for food lovers – honey! Since 2013 on top of Warsaw skyscrapers, you can find beehives, it sounds pretty weird, but it is true. You can buy a jar of honey from all districts and I can promise you that each one tastes differently! Not only delicious, but also very eco.

Warsaw is a very touristic city, so everyone will find something perfect for a unique gift.  Contact us, and we promise you won’t regret this marvelous adventure that is about to happen!

Most hotels are very similar and if you are traveling often it’s just getting bored. You start to know exactly how your next room will look like. But what if I would suggest you something you have never seen before?

Places which never stop to amaze and surprise, where everything looks mysterious and memorable. Take a look at polish most bizarre hotels.

  1. Author’s Room in Warsaw is a paradise for design lovers. It is unusual for many reasons. It is placed in a historic tenement house in the city center and consists of only 4 rooms each designed in a unique style. Everything here is thought through, there is no place for accidental objects – not only furniture or fittings, but even bathrobes, cosmetics and cutlery have been specially selected and created by Polish artists.
  2. Salt Mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia– yes, I know you have heard of sightseeing tour in these places, but they offer rooms as well! In Wieliczka you can spend the night at a depth of 150 meters in the Słowacki Chamber. In Bochnia, there are chambers available, located even 250 meters underground. It is pretty cold down there (16 degrees Celsius) but think of it as a good SPA and wellness area – the unique micro climate has a very positive effect on the respiratory system and strengthens immunity.
  3. Wool Factory (Fabryka Wełny), Pabianice– This place has a fascinating history, it has been built by German industrialists in the 19th. The Pabianice factory was also one of the locations in the film “Promised Land” by Andrzej Wajda. After 1989 – like many industrial facilities in the Lodz region it has been closed. And years later a hotel opened here. Wool Factory hotel has a standard of four stars and apart from accommodation in the post-industrial atmospheric spaces, it also offers the possibility of using the conference and entertainment center.
  4. In the trees (W drzewach) in Nałęczów is a real-life dream of every child. Who didn’t want to live in a tree house as a kid?! This place is also perfect for people who can only truly relax surrounded by nature. In a quiet, wooden house among trees you can really escape from your everyday life.
  5. HT Houseboats, Mielno – you can decide whether to choose a hotel or a boat? Well we found an option tailored to your needs. A hotel was created at Lake Jamno in Mielno, allowing guests to constantly contact the water. The object consists of wooden houses, placed on water. Each of the houses has a panoramic window with a view of the lake and its own terrace. Some cottages have a fireplace and a sauna, could you imagine something better?

Maybe while choosing your next hotel think about something extraordinary? There is so much more on the market than just huge hotel chains, which look just the same no matter in which country you’re staying.

Picture source: www.fabrykawelny.pl

 There is no better season than Summer – sun, cold drinks, long walks, late sunsets and outdoor cinemas. It sounds like a dream come true, but there is one thing missing in this counting – ICE CREAM! At the current temperature, you can’t stand a day without a scoop of cold ice cream.

While being in Warsaw there are a few ice cream heavens you definitely must visit! Everyone can find something perfect, no matter if you are young or old, vegan or not, team sorbet or team cream.

  1. “Roszki” – the best cream ice cream in the world! No kidding! You can choose a classic one like cream flavor (36% fresh cream) or go crazy with something new like mascarpone combined with Jagermeister. And for all the kids (and adults as well) you can even choose the color of your ice cream cone.
  2. “Frank” – you still didn’t have chance to eat breakfast? Well, let me suggest you an ice cream sandwich! This place was created by two sisters from New York and they have started their business by selling ice cream at a local market. You can choose both ice cream flavor as well as cookie dough!
  3. “La Bomboniera” – well let me just say – Molto Bene! Italian bakery, where you can now also get ice creams which taste like straight from Sicily. Don’t underestimate their sorbets, they are truly delicious.
  4. “Ulica Baśniowa” translates as Fairytale Street and it surely is. Located in a beautiful and green district ice cream café serves a lot of flavors. You can try also the sugar free kind or cremino (cake ice cream). Definitely a must, but be aware that whole Warsaw knows how good they are, so the queue can be sometimes really long, but it is totally worth it!
  5. “Syrenka” is something for vegans. You can buy them in several cafés and shops. They are produced on the basis of coconut milk and cashew – this combination makes them very creamy and delicious. The flavors are unique, for example black coconut, peanut butter and double chocolate.

There is nothing left to say. Just Smacznego and let me know which is your favorite ice cream spot!