This weekend the city of Bydgoszcz in Poland marks their 667th birthday with events scheduled around town. From a rapper performance in town hall to parties and an opera, all of Bydgoszcz will turn out with guests in celebrating this wonderful ancient place’s heritage.
It’s no secret we’re about being open here at Argo Travel News. At all our news outlets, for the matter. The world needs so called “loose cannons” if we are to get better at everything we do. That said, a really bad public relations move on the part of Polska, Poland’s Official web portal and acting Director Boguslaw Becla befell us and them recently. I say “befell” out of consideration for our friends in Poland, the man is just plain rude.
Football fans visiting Poland for the Euro 2012, be sure to stuff a bit of extra cash in your luggage; with thousands of football fans expected to visit the country in order to take in one or more of the 15 matches to be hosted there, hotels are responding by raising rates exorbitantly.
In news from LOT Polish Airlines, business class airfares from New York and Chicago to some 30 destinations in Europe begin as low as $2533, according to a press release by the company.
Next Friday Poland’s Audioriver 2011 festival on the Vistula River beach takes place over the weekend. This three day international music festival offers the best performances by world renowned electronica performers. Last year, 15,ooo people attended each day of the 5th installment of the awaited event, and even more are expected for 2011.
Eastern Europe, like so many places, has its distinctive traditions. For Polish people the Wigilia Christmas Eve supper is one of the most important celebrations. For foreigners visiting Poland, Christmas Eve there will be familiar, and a bit extraordinary too. A look at the Wigilia traditional Polish Christmas Eve reveals something of the heart of Poland too.